Kansas City Southern (KSU) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Friday

Lloyd Doyle
October 14, 2017

This is a positive change from Kansas City Southern's previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. Wellington Management Gp Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 543,994 shares. Next quarter's EPS is forecasted to be $1.37 with next year's EPS projected to be $5.82.

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Tudor Investment Corp Et Al increased Micron Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MU) stake by 219,563 shares to 320,532 valued at $9.57M in 2017Q2. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators that simply take the average price of a stock over a specific period of time. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. Kansas City Southern had 69 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Also, SVP Mary K. Stadler sold 4,451 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, August 18th. Sustainable Growth Advisers LP now owns 2,500,791 shares of the transportation company's stock valued at $261,708,000 after purchasing an additional 412,275 shares during the period. The stock of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, June 28. Finally, Morgan Stanley reissued an "equal weight" rating and issued a $88.00 price target on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research report on Monday, March 20th. Stonebridge Capital Mgmt holds 0.61% or 15,300 shares in its portfolio. October 4 investment analysts at Citigroup kept the company rating at "Buy" but raised the price target from $99.00 to $123.00. BMO Capital Markets maintained TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) rating on Tuesday, August 15. After a recent check, the 14-day RSIfor Kansas City Southern (KSU) is now at 41.91, the 7-day stands at 35.10, and the 3-day is sitting at 30.24. Following the purchase, the director now owns 4,159 shares in the company, valued at $441,644.21. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. The stock was purchased at an average price of $106.19 per share, for a total transaction of $318,570.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The Tudor Investment Corp Et Al holds 10,382 shares with $1.09 million value, down from 18,599 last quarter. Company insiders own 0.95% of the company's stock. Finally, BidaskClub raised Kansas City Southern from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th.

The stock is trading at $104.30 which is marginally under the 50 day moving average of $105.68 and marginally over the 200 day moving average of $99.24. Kansas City Southern has a 12 month low of $79.05 and a 12 month high of $100.69. Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) has declined 0.27% since October 13, 2016 and is downtrending. Bp Plc has 0.05% invested in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) for 14,000 shares. The 1 year EPS growth rate is -10.90%. Kansas City Southern had a net margin of 21.52% and a return on equity of 11.40%. The business had revenue of $656.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $627.81 million. The Q4 2017 consensus earnings estimates for the company have stabilized at US$1.36 per share. The company's revenue was up 15.5% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

More important recent Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "Bank of America Merrill Lynch sees upside on Kansas City Southern" on October 10, 2017, also Businesswire.com published article titled: "Annual Holiday Express Schedule; Kicks-off Fundraising to Help Kids in Need", Benzinga.com published: "A Railroad Pair Trade: Kansas City Southern Vs. Union Pacific" on October 04, 2017. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 11th were given a $0.36 dividend. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.39%. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 16,665 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Clinton Group Incorporated Inc has 0.09% invested in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU).

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Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) soared 24.29% year-to-date. The Company has domestic and global 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, S.A.de C.V. (KCSM).

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