Kansas City Southern Industries (NYSE:KSU) Shorted Shares Increased By 9.7%

January 23, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

 Kansas City Southern Industries (NYSE:KSU) Shorted Shares Increased By 9.7%

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.17, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 29 investors sold Kansas City Southern shares while 163 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 84.43 million shares or 2.67% less from 86.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Paragon Capital Limited Liability Corp invested in 0.09% or 2,535 shares. Bradley Foster Sargent Ct invested in 0.02% or 4,660 shares. Cibc Asset Mngmt invested 0.01% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Enterprise Services Corp invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Ameritas has 0.01% invested in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Stanley holds 53,450 shares. Nippon Life Glob Americas accumulated 0.23% or 24,730 shares. Cullen Frost Bankers Incorporated invested 0.58% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) stated it has 571 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. 3,514 were reported by Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Company. Parametric Associate Ltd Liability Com reported 240,337 shares. North Star Investment Mngmt Corp has 405 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Granite Ptnrs Limited reported 7,360 shares stake. Rockefeller Financial Services invested in 0.02% or 7,870 shares. Cibc Ww holds 0% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) or 6,642 shares.

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $1.52 million activity. 4,451 Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) shares with value of $471,211 were sold by Stadler Mary K. Zozaya Delano Jose Guillermo sold $617,567 worth of stock.

The stock of Kansas City Southern Industries (NYSE:KSU) registered an increase of 9.7% in short interest. KSU’s total short interest was 1.67M shares in January as published by FINRA. Its up 9.7% from 1.53 million shares, reported previously. With 803,000 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 2 days to cover their KSU’s short positions.

The stock increased 0.87% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $110.96. About 1.56M shares traded or 33.12% up from the average. Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) has declined 0.27% since January 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.97% the S&P500.

Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, provides freight rail transportation services. The company has market cap of $11.49 billion. The firm operates north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri, and various ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. It has a 12.11 P/E ratio. It also operates direct rail passageway between Mexico City and Laredo, Texas serving MexicoÂ’s industrial cities and three of its seaports; and owns a 157-mile rail line extending from Laredo, Texas to the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) Ratings Coverage

Among 24 analysts covering Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Kansas City Southern has $130 highest and $3 lowest target. $108.80’s average target is -1.95% below currents $110.96 stock price. Kansas City Southern had 79 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Buckingham Research maintained Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) on Friday, April 15 with “Neutral” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 12 by JP Morgan. As per Friday, February 19, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The rating was initiated by Oppenheimer with “Outperform” on Thursday, June 16. The company was maintained on Thursday, May 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, October 23 by Barclays Capital. UBS maintained Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) rating on Monday, July 24. UBS has “Buy” rating and $11700 target. Aegis Capital upgraded Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) on Thursday, December 15 to “Buy” rating. Seaport Global Securities initiated the stock with “Accumulate” rating in Wednesday, October 19 report. On Wednesday, January 18 the stock rating was initiated by Buckingham Research with “Buy”.

More notable recent Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “NAFTA future clouds Kansas City Southern earnings beat” on January 19, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Kansas City Southern’s (KSU) Q4 Earnings: A Beat in Store?” published on January 16, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Kansas City Southern, Primoris Services and Illinois …” on December 26, 2017. More interesting news about Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Kansas City Southern: Full Steam Ahead” published on January 22, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Another KC company ties bonuses to tax reform” with publication date: January 08, 2018.

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