Deutsche Bank set a $121.00 target price on Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) in a research note released on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the transportation company’s stock.

A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on shares of Kansas City Southern from $120.00 to $128.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $129.00 target price (up from $116.00) on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research note on Sunday, January 20th. Loop Capital dropped their target price on shares of Kansas City Southern from $136.00 to $132.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 16th. Atlantic Securities assumed coverage on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. They issued an overweight rating and a $98.03 target price for the company. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Kansas City Southern from $112.00 to $113.00 and gave the stock an equal weight rating in a research note on Monday, January 7th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $123.39.

Shares of KSU stock opened at $108.91 on Tuesday. Kansas City Southern has a 12-month low of $90.55 and a 12-month high of $120.34. The stock has a market cap of $11.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.24, a PEG ratio of 1.21 and a beta of 0.81. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 1.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January 18th. The transportation company reported $1.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.56. Kansas City Southern had a net margin of 23.12% and a return on equity of 12.19%. The firm had revenue of $694.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $687.56 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.38 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that Kansas City Southern will post 6.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 16th. Investors of record on Monday, December 31st were paid a dividend of $0.36 per share. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.32%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 28th. Kansas City Southern’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 24.12%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 26.1% during the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 25,383 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $2,423,000 after buying an additional 5,246 shares during the last quarter. Stonebridge Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 4.8% during the fourth quarter. Stonebridge Capital Management Inc. now owns 16,281 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $1,554,000 after buying an additional 750 shares during the last quarter. Legacy Bridge LLC bought a new stake in shares of Kansas City Southern during the fourth quarter worth approximately $417,000. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D raised its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 32.3% during the fourth quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 410,000 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $39,135,000 after buying an additional 100,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 2.7% during the fourth quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 300,516 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $28,684,000 after buying an additional 7,845 shares during the last quarter. 87.16% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, provides domestic and international rail transportation services in North America. It serves a ten-state region in the midwest and southeast regions of the United States and has the shortest north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri, and ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

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