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Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 1st, reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 9th will be paid a dividend of 0.28 per share on Wednesday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.12%.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research note on Thursday, April 17th. They now have a $102.00 price target on the stock. On the ratings front, analysts at BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Kansas City Southern from $100.00 to $105.00 in a research note on Thursday, April 17th. Finally, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Kansas City Southern from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, April 14th. They now have a $100.00 price target on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kansas City Southern presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $108.91.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) traded down 1.15% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $99.72. The stock had a trading volume of 691,168 shares. Kansas City Southern has a 1-year low of $88.56 and a 1-year high of $125.96. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $99.95 and a 200-day moving average of $109.9. The company has a market cap of $11.002 billion and a P/E ratio of 32.65. Kansas City Southern also was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors purchased 14,167 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 372% compared to the average daily volume of 3,003 call options.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 16th. The company reported $1.05 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $607.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $600.34 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.89 earnings per share. Kansas City Southern’s revenue was up 9.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Kansas City Southern will post $4.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Kansas City Southern news, CAO Mary K. Stadler sold 10,570 shares of Kansas City Southern stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $99.97, for a total transaction of $1,056,682.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

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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