Analysts expect Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) to post sales of $653.12 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Six analysts have provided estimates for Kansas City Southern’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $641.20 million to $665.62 million. Kansas City Southern reported sales of $604.50 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 8%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, October 17th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Kansas City Southern will report full-year sales of $653.12 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $2.50 billion to $2.58 billion. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will post sales of $2.69 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $2.62 billion to $2.73 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Kansas City Southern.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 21st. The transportation company reported $1.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.26 by $0.07. Kansas City Southern had a net margin of 21.52% and a return on equity of 11.40%. The firm had revenue of $656.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $627.81 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.22 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 15.5% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on KSU shares. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $114.00 price objective on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th. Cowen and Company boosted their price objective on shares of Kansas City Southern from $94.00 to $95.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 24th. Citigroup Inc. reduced their price objective on shares of Kansas City Southern from $103.00 to $99.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price objective on shares of Kansas City Southern from $101.00 to $96.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $92.00 price objective on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. Twelve research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $103.31.

Shares of Kansas City Southern (NYSE KSU) opened at 102.43 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $10.80 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.61 and a beta of 0.80. Kansas City Southern has a 1-year low of $79.05 and a 1-year high of $106.35. The company’s 50-day moving average is $103.34 and its 200 day moving average is $92.46.

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In other news, Director Robert J. Druten sold 3,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.57, for a total value of $323,995.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.95% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Boston Common Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Kansas City Southern by 63.6% in the first quarter. Boston Common Asset Management LLC now owns 56,095 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $4,811,000 after buying an additional 21,803 shares in the last quarter. Packer & Co Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Kansas City Southern during the first quarter worth about $25,694,000. Comerica Bank boosted its position in shares of Kansas City Southern by 15.1% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 76,595 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $6,884,000 after buying an additional 10,045 shares in the last quarter. SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Kansas City Southern by 101.7% in the first quarter. SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC now owns 76,285 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $6,542,000 after buying an additional 38,462 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Kansas City Southern by 78.8% in the first quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 29,839 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $2,559,000 after buying an additional 13,155 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 86.26% 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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