NYSE:KSU - Kansas City Southern Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$95.65 -0.20 (-0.21 %)
(As of 12/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$95.85
Today's Range$94.44 - $96.49
52-Week Range$94.44 - $120.34
Volume1.44 million shs
Average Volume1.18 million shs
Market Capitalization$9.83 billion
P/E Ratio18.22
Dividend Yield1.49%
Beta0.83
Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, provides domestic and international rail transportation services in North America. It serves a ten-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 ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company operates a commercial corridor of the Mexican railroad system and has its direct rail passageway between Mexico City and Laredo, Texas. It provides rail access to the United States and Mexico border crossing at Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas; and controls and operates the southern half of the rail bridge at Laredo, Texas, as well as the northern half of this bridge. The company also provides rail access to the port of Lazaro Cardenas on the Pacific Ocean; and owns a 157-mile rail line extending from Laredo, Texas to the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas. Its rail network comprises approximately 6,700 route miles. The company serves the chemical and petroleum, industrial and consumer products, agriculture and minerals, energy, intermodal, and automotive markets. Kansas City Southern was founded in 1887 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Railroads, line-haul operating
Sub-IndustryRailroads
SectorTransportation
Current SymbolNYSE:KSU
Previous Symbol
CUSIP48517030
Phone816-983-1303

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.53
Current Ratio1.32
Quick Ratio0.99

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio18.22
Forward P/E Ratio15.97
P/E Growth1.24

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.58 billion
Price / Sales3.77
Cash Flow$8.3757 per share
Price / Cash Flow11.42
Book Value$47.15 per share
Price / Book2.03

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.25
Net Income$962 million
Net Margins37.98%
Return on Equity11.98%
Return on Assets6.43%

Miscellaneous

Employees7,130
Outstanding Shares101,700,000
Market Cap$9.83 billion
OptionableOptionable

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kansas City Southern's stock symbol?

Kansas City Southern trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KSU."

How often does Kansas City Southern pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Kansas City Southern?

Kansas City Southern announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, November 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 31st will be given a dividend of $0.36 per share on Wednesday, January 16th. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 28th. View Kansas City Southern's Dividend History.

How will Kansas City Southern's stock buyback program work?

Kansas City Southern declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Wednesday, August 16th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $800,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 7.1% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Kansas City Southern's earnings last quarter?

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October, 19th. The transportation company reported $1.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.57. The transportation company earned $699 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $708.19 million. Kansas City Southern had a net margin of 37.98% and a return on equity of 11.98%. The company's revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.35 EPS. View Kansas City Southern's Earnings History.

When is Kansas City Southern's next earnings date?

Kansas City Southern is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, January 18th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Kansas City Southern.

What price target have analysts set for KSU?

11 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Kansas City Southern's shares. Their forecasts range from $112.00 to $140.00. On average, they anticipate Kansas City Southern's stock price to reach $126.7273 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 32.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Kansas City Southern.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Kansas City Southern?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kansas City Southern in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings, 8 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Kansas City Southern.

Has Kansas City Southern been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about KSU stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Kansas City Southern earned a daily sentiment score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the transportation company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Kansas City Southern's key competitors?

Who are Kansas City Southern's key executives?

Kansas City Southern's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Michael W. Upchurch, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 57)
  • Mr. Jeffrey M. Songer, COO & Exec. VP (Age 48)
  • Mr. Warren K. Erdman, Exec. VP of Admin. & Corp. Affairs (Age 59)
  • Mr. Brian D. Hancock, Exec. VP & Chief Innovation Officer (Age 52)

Who are Kansas City Southern's major shareholders?

Kansas City Southern's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (9.38%), BlackRock Inc. (6.76%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.63%), Allianz Asset Management GmbH (1.47%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.39%) and Morgan Stanley (0.98%). Company insiders that own Kansas City Southern stock include Antonio O Garza, Brian D Hancock, Delano Jose Guillermo Zozaya, Henry J Maier, Jeffrey M Songer, Lu M Cordova, Mary K Stadler, Michael W Upchurch, Robert J Druten and Suzanne M Grafton. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Kansas City Southern.

Which institutional investors are selling Kansas City Southern stock?

KSU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Deutsche Bank AG and Sirios Capital Management L P. Company insiders that have sold Kansas City Southern company stock in the last year include Brian D Hancock, Lu M Cordova, Michael W Upchurch and Suzanne M Grafton. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kansas City Southern.

Which institutional investors are buying Kansas City Southern stock?

KSU stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, FMR LLC, Morgan Stanley, WINTON GROUP Ltd, Alliancebernstein L.P., Credit Suisse AG, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and JPMorgan Chase & Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kansas City Southern.

How do I buy shares of Kansas City Southern?

Shares of KSU can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Kansas City Southern's stock price today?

One share of KSU stock can currently be purchased for approximately $95.65.

How big of a company is Kansas City Southern?

Kansas City Southern has a market capitalization of $9.83 billion and generates $2.58 billion in revenue each year. The transportation company earns $962 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.25 on an earnings per share basis. Kansas City Southern employs 7,130 workers across the globe.

What is Kansas City Southern's official website?

The official website for Kansas City Southern is http://www.kcsouthern.com.

How can I contact Kansas City Southern?

Kansas City Southern's mailing address is 427 WEST 12TH STREET, KANSAS CITY MO, 64121. The transportation company can be reached via phone at 816-983-1303 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Kansas City Southern (NYSE KSU)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  502 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  674 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,176
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Kansas City Southern and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe KSU will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe KSU will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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