Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Kansas City Southern (KSU) to Buy

Lloyd Doyle
December 16, 2017

The institutional investor owned 6,974 shares of the transportation company's stock after purchasing an additional 2,274 shares during the period. According to analysts polled by Zacks Research, the current quarter EPS consensus estimate is now sitting at 0.1 for shares of The Bancorp, Inc. Bedell Frazier Investment Counseling Llc who had been investing in Kansas City Southern for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.43B market cap company. The "percentage off the 52-week high or low" refers to when a stock current price is relative to where it has traded over the last 52 weeks. Currently, 139.82 million total shares are owned by the public and among those 138.07 million shares have been available to trade. It has underperformed by 16.97% the S&P500.

Profund Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Trimble Inc (TRMB) by 28.89% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. (MGA) has a market cap of $19.74 billion and over the last 12 months, Magna International Inc. About 893,802 shares traded.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q2 2017.

Kansas City Southern (KSU) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Railroads.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in KSU. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a hold rating and issued a $92.00 target price on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. Pathstone Family Office Limited Co accumulated 0.02% or 666 shares.

In other Kansas City Southern news, COO Jeffrey M. Songer sold 3,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. 21,025 were accumulated by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). The stock of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) earned "Neutral" rating by Bank of America on Monday, August 21. Pacad Ltd, British Columbia - Canada-based fund reported 4,300 shares. Sei Co holds 0.01% or 25,379 shares. Citigroup Inc. lowered their target price on shares of Kansas City Southern from $103.00 to $99.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Kansas City Southern 11 of them rate its stock a hold. Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) has declined 0.27% since December 15, 2016 and is downtrending. Tru Communication Of Vermont owns 23 shares. Finally, Koch Industries Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Kansas City Southern during the second quarter worth about $306,000. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0.03% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU).

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $1.52 million activity. Also, SVP Mary K. Stadler sold 1,973 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 31st. Financial Architects Inc now owns 1,527 shares of the transportation company's stock worth $131,000 after buying an additional 1,115 shares during the last quarter. After having $1.35 EPS previously, Kansas City Southern's analysts see 0.74% EPS growth. Therefore 57% are positive. Kansas City Southern had a net margin of 21.71% and a return on equity of 11.30%. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, October 20 with "Hold". The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. Cowen & Co maintained Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) on Monday, April 24 with "Market Perform" rating. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Monday, October 19 by Cowen & Co. 1 is equivalent to a buy rating, 3 a hold rating, and 5 a sell rating. $617,567 worth of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) shares were sold by Zozaya Delano Jose Guillermo. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, December 15 by Aegis Capital. The firm owned 163,875 shares of the transportation company's stock after buying an additional 29,870 shares during the period.

Profund Advisors Llc, which manages about $4.85 billion and $2.21 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:LRCX) by 5,517 shares to 45,594 shares, valued at $6.45 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR) stake by 9,503 shares and now owns 26,315 shares.

Receive News & Ratings for Kansas City Southern Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Kansas City Southern and related companies with's FREE daily email newsletter. Therefore 47% are positive. Trimble Navigation Limited had 35 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:GPS), 6 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 23 Hold. The company was maintained on Monday, October 23 by Morgan Stanley. (NASDAQ:TRMB) rating on Thursday, August 17. They issued a "neutral" rating and a $109.00 price objective for the company. As per Friday, November 20, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to "Outperform" on Friday, June 16. The rating was initiated by Northcoast with "Neutral" on Friday, January 13. The stock's last price was higher from the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $71.88 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average price was $64.72. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Outperform" on Friday, September 22.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.20, from 1.08 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 25 investors sold TRMB shares while 115 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 136 raised stakes. Somerset Trust reported 0.16% stake. Commonwealth Fincl Bank Of Aus holds 1.75% or 1.66 million shares in its portfolio. Arcadia Inv Mngmt Corporation Mi has invested 0% of its portfolio in The Gap, Inc. D E Shaw And holds 965,605 shares. King Luther Capital holds 203,485 shares. Invesco Ltd has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in The Gap, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRMB). Carroll Fincl stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Trimble Inc. Cibc Asset Mngmt reported 10,712 shares. The New York-based Jefferies Grp Inc has invested 0% in Trimble Inc. Macquarie Gp Ltd holds 0% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) or 10,900 shares.

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