EPS for Kansas City Southern (KSU) Expected At $1.35

September 17, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

 EPS for Kansas City Southern (KSU) Expected At $1.35
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.01, from 1.04 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 62 investors sold Kansas City Southern shares while 153 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 152 raised stakes. 90.21 million shares or 1.70% less from 91.77 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
10,135 are held by Granite Investment. Leuthold Limited Liability Co owns 46,281 shares or 0.44% of their US portfolio. Hsbc Holdg Public Limited, United Kingdom-based fund reported 57,574 shares. 385 are held by Patten Inc. Nomura Asset Management holds 67,312 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Blackrock Fund Advsr holds 2.59M shares. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advsr Limited Liability Partnership Ma stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). 108,000 were accumulated by Pacific Heights Asset Management Limited Liability Corp. Gilder Gagnon Howe And Limited Liability Company reported 254,092 shares. Henderson Group Inc Public Limited Co accumulated 17,198 shares or 0.01% of the stock. State Treasurer State Of Michigan owns 35,212 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Automobile Association has 0.06% invested in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) for 205,734 shares. Cambridge Inv Rech reported 7,618 shares. First Manhattan Communications reported 4,495 shares. 160,571 are owned by Principal Financial Grp.

Since May 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $323,980 activity.

Analysts await Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) to report earnings on October, 17. They expect $1.35 EPS, up 20.54 % or $0.23 from last year’s $1.12 per share. KSU’s profit will be $142.35 million for 19.86 P/E if the $1.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.33 actual EPS reported by Kansas City Southern for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.50 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.89% or $0.95 on September 15, reaching $107.26. About 1.17M shares traded or 11.43% up from the average. Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) has declined 0.27% since September 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.97% the S&P500.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) Ratings Coverage

Among 21 analysts covering Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU), 11 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Kansas City Southern had 62 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, July 21 with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) on Wednesday, April 12 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, January 25 by Cowen & Co. UBS maintained Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) on Monday, January 25 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Accumulate” rating on Wednesday, October 19 by Seaport Global Securities. The stock of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, September 11 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, July 21. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, April 24 by Cowen & Co. As per Friday, August 18, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Bank of America downgraded Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) on Friday, December 4 to “Underperform” rating.

Kansas City Southern is a holding company. The company has market cap of $11.31 billion. The Firm has 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. It has a 21.55 P/E ratio. The Company’s subsidiaries include The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) and Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM).

More notable recent Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Why Is Kansas City Southern (KSU) Up 1.7% Since the Last Earnings Report?” on August 21, 2017, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “Hurricane leaves KC Southern, YRC on hold” published on August 29, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “Kansas City Southern (KSU) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 08, 2017” on September 07, 2017. More interesting news about Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) were released by: Forbes.com and their article: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Kansas City Southern, Albany International and FedEx” published on September 06, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Kansas City Southern Rides on Dividend Hike: Time to Buy?” with publication date: August 28, 2017.

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