Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) will be issuing its Q316 quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 18th.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 19th. The company reported $1.22 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $569 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $572.20 million. Kansas City Southern had a return on equity of 12.00% and a net margin of 21.13%. On average, analysts expect Kansas City Southern to post $4.73 EPS for the current fiscal year and $5.33 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Earnings History for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)

Shares of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) opened at 93.26 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $10.07 billion, a PE ratio of 20.30 and a beta of 1.14. Kansas City Southern has a 1-year low of $62.20 and a 1-year high of $100.69. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $93.60 and a 200 day moving average price of $92.67.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 5th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 12th were given a dividend of $0.33 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 8th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.42%. Kansas City Southern’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 28.82%.

KSU has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price objective on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research report on Saturday, June 18th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Kansas City Southern from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 21st. BMO Capital Markets restated a “market perform” rating and set a $94.00 price objective on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. Bank of America Corp. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada raised their price objective on Kansas City Southern from $109.00 to $114.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $100.92.

In related news, insider David L. Starling sold 5,100 shares of Kansas City Southern stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $98.88, for a total transaction of $504,288.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP William J. Wochner sold 26,521 shares of Kansas City Southern stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $98.32, for a total value of $2,607,544.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.86% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Winslow Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Kansas City Southern during the second quarter valued at about $261,621,000. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. raised its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 14.8% in the second quarter. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. now owns 2,558,753 shares of the company’s stock valued at $230,518,000 after buying an additional 330,177 shares during the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 2.0% in the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 1,254,163 shares of the company’s stock valued at $112,988,000 after buying an additional 24,053 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Group LTD raised its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 5.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 1,201,228 shares of the company’s stock valued at $108,219,000 after buying an additional 66,620 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 3.9% in the second quarter. Teachers Advisors Inc. now owns 1,010,464 shares of the company’s stock valued at $91,033,000 after buying an additional 38,343 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.32% of the company’s stock.

About Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Southern (KCS) is a transportation holding company with domestic and international rail operations 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 Company 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.

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