Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) Director Henry J. Maier acquired 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 12th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $104.35 per share, for a total transaction of $104,350.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,159 shares in the company, valued at approximately $538,341.65. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.
Shares of Kansas City Southern (NYSE KSU) traded down $1.30 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $104.12. 1,286,677 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,539,374. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 0.54 and a current ratio of 0.70. The stock has a market cap of $10,730.00, a P/E ratio of 19.95, a PEG ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 0.83. Kansas City Southern has a 12-month low of $81.54 and a 12-month high of $114.85.
Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January 19th. The transportation company reported $1.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.36 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $660.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $658.33 million. Kansas City Southern had a net margin of 37.24% and a return on equity of 12.07%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.21 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Kansas City Southern will post 6.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.
KSU has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kansas City Southern from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Loop Capital reissued a “buy” rating and set a $124.00 price objective (up from $118.00) on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $109.00 price target on shares of Kansas City Southern in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of Kansas City Southern in a report on Monday, November 13th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $109.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised their price target on shares of Kansas City Southern from $122.00 to $124.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Kansas City Southern has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $115.47.
Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Delpha Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Kansas City Southern in the fourth quarter worth approximately $102,000. Cerebellum GP LLC purchased a new position in shares of Kansas City Southern in the fourth quarter worth approximately $116,000. Howe & Rusling Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Kansas City Southern in the third quarter worth approximately $130,000. QS Investors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Kansas City Southern by 0.5% in the second quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 1,320 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $138,000 after buying an additional 7 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its holdings in shares of Kansas City Southern by 182.8% in the fourth quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 1,414 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $149,000 after buying an additional 914 shares during the last quarter. 84.50% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
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Kansas City Southern Company Profile
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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