Kansas City Southern Reaches New 52-Week Low at $88.56 (KSU)
Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) shares reached a new 52-week low on Tuesday , Analyst Ratings News reports. The company traded as low as $88.56 and last traded at $91.64, with a volume of 5,420,678 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $95.96.
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of Kansas City Southern from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Separately, analysts at Ameriprise Financial initiated coverage on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research note on Friday, January 31st. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Wolfe Research upgraded shares of Kansas City Southern to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, January 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $114.67.
The stock’s 50-day moving average is $108.9 and its 200-day moving average is $113.7. The company has a market cap of $10.106 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.18.
Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January 24th. The company reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.10 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $616.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $617.76 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.92 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Kansas City Southern will post $4.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, April 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 10th will be given a dividend of $0.28 per share. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.22%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 6th. This is a positive change from Kansas City Southern’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22.
Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) is a transportation holding company with domestic and international rail operations in North America that are strategically focused on the growing north/south freight corridor connecting key commercial and industrial markets in the central United States with industrial cities in Mexico.
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