The stock of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) is a huge mover today! About 538,724 shares traded hands. Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) has risen 12.09% since March 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.77% the S&P500.
The move comes after 5 months positive chart setup for the $10.60 billion company. It was reported on Oct, 11 by Barchart.com. We have $124.09 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:KSU worth $3.07 billion more.
Analysts await Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) to report earnings on October, 21. They expect $1.24 EPS, up 2.48% or $0.03 from last year’s $1.21 per share. KSU’s profit will be $136.62 million for 19.40 P/E if the $1.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.22 actual EPS reported by Kansas City Southern for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.64% EPS growth.
Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) Ratings Coverage
Out of 18 analysts covering Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU), 8 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 8 “Hold”. This means 44% are positive. Kansas City Southern has been the topic of 38 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. JP Morgan maintained Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) rating on Wednesday, April 20. JP Morgan has “Overweight” rating and $105 price target. As per Monday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) rating on Monday, April 11. Barclays Capital has “Underweight” rating and $3 price target. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $85 target price in Friday, February 19 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 2 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was initiated on Thursday, May 19 by CLSA. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of KSU in a report on Wednesday, July 20 with “Outperform” rating. Oppenheimer initiated the shares of KSU in a report on Thursday, June 16 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, October 19 by Macquarie Research. On Friday, April 15 the stock rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with “Neutral”.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Kansas City Southern is a transportation holding company with two primary subsidiaries. The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, is one of seven Class I railroads operating in the United States. Kansas City Southern de MÃ©xico, SA. de C.V. is one of three large regional railroads in Mexico. KCS also owns 50% of the Panama Canal Railway Company in Panama. The combined North American rail network comprises approximately 6,000 miles of rail lines that link commercial and industrial markets in the United States and Mexico.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.06, from 0.94 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 44 funds sold all Kansas City Southern shares owned while 167 reduced positions. 71 funds bought stakes while 139 increased positions. They now own 95.86 million shares or 7.51% less from 103.64 million shares in 2016Q1.
Mar Vista Prtn Ltd Liability owns 500,513 shares or 2.67% of their US portfolio. Kcg Hldgs has 0.02% invested in the company for 8,628 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Management holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) for 1.25M shares. Tci Wealth holds 0% of its portfolio in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) for 50 shares. Pacific Glob Invest Management last reported 23,231 shares in the company. Homrich Berg last reported 0.07% of its portfolio in the stock. Signalpoint Asset Mngmt Limited Liability accumulated 2,770 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Vigilant Management Ltd Liability accumulated 0.04% or 2,050 shares. The Illinois-based Deere And Co has invested 0.02% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Texas Permanent School Fund accumulated 35,036 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Hall Laurie J Trustee owns 180 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. First Tru Limited Partnership last reported 104,236 shares in the company. Veritable L P, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 2,489 shares. Bnp Paribas Inv Prtnrs Sa has 0.02% invested in the company for 22,583 shares. Moreover, Pioneer Investment Mgmt has 0.02% invested in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) for 66,764 shares.
Insider Transactions: Since June 9, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $4.39 million net activity. Another trade for 5,367 shares valued at $510,842 was made by Upchurch Michael W on Friday, July 29. $2.61 million worth of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) shares were sold by Wochner William J. Starling David L sold $504,312 worth of stock or 5,100 shares. Ottensmeyer Patrick J sold $478,100 worth of stock. Shares for $291,417 were sold by DRUTEN ROBERT J on Thursday, June 9.
More notable recent Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “Kansas City Southern Becomes Oversold (KSU)” on September 23, 2016, also Businesswire.com with their article: “KCS Opens New Transload Terminal in Dallas, Texas; Names Watco as Operator” published on October 06, 2016, Thestreet.com published: “One Reason Why Kansas City Southern (KSU) Stock Closed Higher Today” on September 12, 2016. More interesting news about Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Loop Capital Worries About A Q3 Miss From Kansas City Southern” published on October 04, 2016 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Flooding Disruptions, Rerouting Expenses Put A Strain on Kansas City Southern …” with publication date: October 03, 2016.
KSU Company Profile
Kansas City Southern (KCS), incorporated on January 29, 1962, is a transportation holding firm with domestic and international rail activities 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 Firm controls and owns The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), a United States Class I railroad that serves a 10-state region in the midwest and southeast regions of the United States and has the shortest north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri and several key ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The Firm controls and owns Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM), which serves Mexico’s principal industrial cities and three of its seaports. KCSM has the right to control and operate the southern half of the rail bridge at Laredo, Texas, which spans the Rio Grande River between the United States and Mexico. The Firm also controls the northern half of this bridge through its ownership of Mexrail, Inc. (Mexrail). The Company, through Mexrail, owns The Texas Mexican Railway Company (Tex-Mex), which connects the activities of KCSR with KCSM.
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