Revision in Analysts' Earnings Estimates: Kansas City Southern (KSU)

Lloyd Doyle
December 25, 2017

The institutional investor held 91,786 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.58 million, up from 75,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. BMO Capital Markets maintained Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) on Thursday, May 25 with "Hold" rating. About 803,619 shares traded. Paychex Inc (NASDAQ:PAYX) was raised too. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Winslow Capital Management Llc increased Facebook Inc (FB) stake by 1.72% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Impala Asset Management LLC now owns 458,353 shares of the transportation company's stock worth $49,814,000 after buying an additional 448,865 shares during the last quarter. Interocean Capital Llc who had been investing in Kansas City Southern for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.20B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $108.19. The company had a trading volume of 664,212 shares, compared to its average volume of 995,815. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since December 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) to report earnings on February, 1. The transportation company reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.01. KSU's profit will be $139.78M for 20.04 P/E if the $1.35 EPS becomes a reality. Finally, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its position in shares of Kansas City Southern by 7.8% in the first quarter. (NASDAQ:FB) shares were sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd. 16,000 Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares with value of $2.73 million were sold by Cox Christopher K. $6.53 million worth of Facebook, Inc. The insider GEPSMAN MARTIN J sold 200 shares worth $25,228.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.17, from 0.86 in 2017Q2.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Principal Group stated it has 477,151 shares. Cipher LP reported 34,243 shares. Qs Invsts Lc, a New York-based fund reported 1,320 shares. Creative Planning reported 50,388 shares. Roberts Glore & Co Inc Il accumulated 7,954 shares. WFG Advisors LP now owns 1,302 shares of the transportation company's stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 302 shares during the period. 285 are owned by Hanson And Doremus Invest Mngmt. Glenmede Tru Na invested in 21,091 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Mackenzie Fincl has 5,474 shares. Nikko Asset Mgmt Americas has invested 0.01% in BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) for 9,165 shares. Bluemountain Mgmt Limited Liability has 4,810 shares. Neuberger Berman Limited has 899,205 shares. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 53% are positive. Stratex International PLC had 31 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, September 18. Also, the Hold rating count is 0, as of 21 Dec 2017. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 0. The firm's stock has a market capitalization of $11.33 bln. (NASDAQ:CME) on Friday, July 29 with "Equal-Weight" rating. The stock of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, August 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Buckingham Research given on Friday, April 15. Therefore 57% are positive. The stock has "Underperform" rating by CLSA on Thursday, May 19. The firm has "Underweight" rating given on Monday, October 5 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, October 20 with "Hold". (NASDAQ:BMRN) has "Overweight" rating given on Friday, October 6 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was initiated by Oppenheimer with "Outperform" on Thursday, June 16. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 2 by RBC Capital Markets. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a "buy" rating and set a $114.00 price target on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. In terms of volatility, it has a beta coefficient of 0.88 and technical analysis volatility indicator called Average True Range or ATR around 1.97.

Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec raised its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) by 12.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Usca Ria Ltd Llc reported 2,435 shares. Hap Trading Ltd Co reported 0.23% of its portfolio in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Vantage Advsrs Lc has invested 0% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Citigroup maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, October 4 report. Fisher Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Co invested 0.11% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Aperio Grp Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Bokf Na has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Southeast Asset Advisors holds 0.51% or 32,095 shares. Ameritas Inv Partners Incorporated, a Nebraska-based fund reported 2,393 shares. Bank of America downgraded the shares of KSU in report on Wednesday, November 9 to "Neutral" rating. Honeywell International reported 208,900 shares or 0.8% of all its holdings. Strong Sell. Investors might also notice that two months ago the Buy recommendations (0) were less than Sell recommendations (0).

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) ended its day at 108.62 with the rising stream of -1.87% and its total traded volume was 1.83 million shares more than the average volume.

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.52 million activity. The insider Zozaya Delano Jose Guillermo sold 6,000 shares worth $617,567.

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