Kansas City Southern (KSU) Analysts See $1.35 EPS

September 17, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

 Kansas City Southern (KSU) Analysts See $1.35 EPS
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.
Tower Rech (Trc) reported 928 shares stake. Oakmont owns 353,363 shares or 5.48% of their US portfolio. Peak6 Investments L P accumulated 58,852 shares. Riverhead Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Co owns 5,601 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Wellington Management Grp Limited Liability Partnership invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Symphony Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Co holds 9,825 shares. Plante Moran Advisors Ltd Com has 0.01% invested in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Arrowpoint Asset Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 4,882 shares. Moreover, Howland Cap Mgmt Lc has 0.12% invested in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Bridgewater Associate L P has invested 0.07% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). 148,750 were reported by Decatur Capital Mngmt Inc. Alyeska Investment Group Limited Partnership, Illinois-based fund reported 519,889 shares. Aqr Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Co accumulated 55,444 shares. Cypress Funds Ltd Liability Corporation holds 190,000 shares or 2.72% of its portfolio. Cap Innovations Ltd Llc has invested 1.15% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU).

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

Investors wait Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) to report on October, 17. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $1.35 EPS, up $0.23 or 20.54 % from last year’s $1.12 same quarter earnings. This translates into $142.35 million profit for KSU giving the stock a 19.86 P/E. This is assuming the current $1.35 EPS is accurate. Kansas City Southern’s Wall Street analysts see 1.50 % EPS growth, taking into account the $1.33 EPS reproted in the previous quarter, 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. Credit Suisse maintained Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) on Friday, February 19 with “Neutral” rating. Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, June 16 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, April 24 with “Market Perform”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 19 by Macquarie Research. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Monday, October 5 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 2 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 21 by Oppenheimer. The rating was downgraded by Seaport Global to “Neutral” on Monday, January 23. Cowen & Co maintained Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) on Monday, October 19 with “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 27 by Stifel Nicolaus.

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: Bizjournals.com which released: “Hurricane leaves KC Southern, YRC on hold” on August 29, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Kansas City Southern Rides on Dividend Hike: Time to Buy?” published on August 28, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “Why Is Kansas City Southern (KSU) Up 1.7% Since the Last Earnings Report?” on August 21, 2017. More interesting news about Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Annual Holiday Express Schedule; Kicks-off Fundraising to Help Kids in Need” published on September 12, 2017 as well as Forbes.com‘s news article titled: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Kansas City Southern, Albany International and FedEx” with publication date: September 06, 2017.

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