Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)‘s stock had its “positive” rating restated by analysts at UBS AG in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, The Fly reports. They presently have a $117.00 price target on the transportation company’s stock, up from their previous price target of $103.00. UBS AG’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 11.16% from the stock’s current price.

Other analysts have also issued reports about the company. Aegis boosted their target price on Kansas City Southern from $110.00 to $115.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 19th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $92.00 target price on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research report on Wednesday, May 24th. Stifel Nicolaus decreased their target price on Kansas City Southern from $101.00 to $96.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Citigroup Inc. decreased their target price on Kansas City Southern from $103.00 to $99.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $114.00 target price on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. Twelve research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $101.94.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) opened at 105.25 on Monday. Kansas City Southern has a 52-week low of $79.05 and a 52-week high of $105.92. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $101.97 and its 200 day moving average price is $91.14. The firm has a market capitalization of $11.17 billion, a PE ratio of 21.18 and a beta of 0.80.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last issued its earnings results on Friday, July 21st. The transportation company reported $1.33 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.26 by $0.07. Kansas City Southern had a return on equity of 11.45% and a net margin of 21.52%. The business had revenue of $656.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $627.81 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.22 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 15.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Kansas City Southern will post $5.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, Director Robert J. Druten sold 3,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.57, for a total value of $323,995.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 0.95% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Kansas City Southern by 4,542.5% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 10,407,991 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $892,591,000 after buying an additional 10,183,801 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Kansas City Southern by 2.4% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 10,109,940 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $867,029,000 after buying an additional 233,036 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its position in shares of Kansas City Southern by 3.3% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 4,658,164 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $399,479,000 after buying an additional 146,836 shares during the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA increased its position in shares of Kansas City Southern by 588.6% in the first quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 4,313,685 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $369,943,000 after buying an additional 3,687,248 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Pioneer Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Kansas City Southern by 103.8% in the first quarter. Pioneer Investment Management Inc. now owns 2,133,685 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $182,985,000 after buying an additional 1,086,853 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.96% of the company’s stock.

About Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Southern (KCS) is a holding company. The Company has domestic and international rail operations in North America that are focused on the north/south freight corridor connecting commercial and industrial markets in the central United States with industrial cities in Mexico. The Company’s subsidiaries include The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) and Kansas City Southern de Mexico, SA de C.V.

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