Kansas City Southern Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.41 (+0.14 %)
(As of 05/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume644,905 shs
Average Volume1.24 million shs
Market Capitalization$26.78 billion
P/E Ratio48.69
Dividend Yield0.73%
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Railroads, line-haul operating
Year Founded1887

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.87 billion
Cash Flow$14.89 per share
Book Value$49.30 per share


Net Income$538.90 million




Market Cap$26.78 billion
Next Earnings Date7/16/2021 (Estimated)

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About Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Southern, a transportation holding company, provides domestic and international rail transportation services in North America. The company 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. It operates a commercial corridor of the Mexican railroad system and has its direct rail passageway between Mexico City and Laredo, Texas. The company 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. Kansas City Southern also offers rail access to the port of Lazaro Cardenas on the Pacific Ocean; and owns a 160-mile rail line extending from Laredo, Texas to the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas. Its rail network comprises approximately 7,100 route miles extending from the Midwest and Southeast portions of the United States south into Mexico. 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 headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.


Overall MarketRank

1.91 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

35th out of 239 stocks

Railroads, Line-Haul Operating Industry

6th out of 10 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Kansas City Southern a buy right now?

14 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kansas City Southern in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" Kansas City Southern stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Kansas City Southern?

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Are investors shorting Kansas City Southern?

Kansas City Southern saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,600,000 shares, an increase of 92.6% from the March 31st total of 1,350,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,360,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.9 days. Approximately 2.9% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is Kansas City Southern's next earnings date?

Kansas City Southern is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, July 16th 2021.
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How were Kansas City Southern's earnings last quarter?

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) announced its earnings results on Thursday, April, 15th. The transportation company reported $1.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.96 by $0.05. The transportation company had revenue of $706 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $712.07 million. Kansas City Southern had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 13.91% and a net margin of 21.68%. The business's revenue was down 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.58 EPS.
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How has Kansas City Southern's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Kansas City Southern's stock was trading at $129.23 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, KSU shares have increased by 127.9% and is now trading at $294.55.
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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 Thursday, February 4th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.54 per share on Wednesday, April 7th. This represents a $2.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 5th. This is a boost from Kansas City Southern's previous quarterly dividend of $0.44.
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Is Kansas City Southern a good dividend stock?

Kansas City Southern pays an annual dividend of $2.16 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.73%. Kansas City Southern does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Kansas City Southern is 31.30%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Kansas City Southern will have a dividend payout ratio of 25.68% next year. This indicates that Kansas City Southern will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Kansas City Southern issued on next quarter's earnings?

Kansas City Southern updated its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 4th. The company provided EPS guidance of 9.000- for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $8.930. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for KSU?

14 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Kansas City Southern's shares. Their forecasts range from $162.00 to $300.00. On average, they anticipate Kansas City Southern's share price to reach $237.07 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 19.5%.
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Who are Kansas City Southern's key executives?

Kansas City Southern's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 63, Pay $2.8M)
  • Mr. Michael W. Upchurch, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 60, Pay $1.14M)
  • Mr. Jeffrey M. Songer, Exec. VP & COO (Age 51, Pay $1.15M)
  • Mr. Michael J. Naatz, Exec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer (Age 55, Pay $967.03k)
  • Mr. Brian D. Hancock, Exec. VP & Chief Innovation Officer (Age 55, Pay $1.06M)
  • Ms. Suzanne M. Grafton, VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 45)
  • Mr. Warren K. Erdman, Exec. VP of Admin. & Corp. Affairs (Age 62)
  • Ms. Ashley A. Thorne, VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Adam J. Godderz, Sr. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 46)
  • Mr. Rodrigo Flores Leon, VP of Sales & Marketing Automotive

What is David L. Starling's approval rating as Kansas City Southern's CEO?

23 employees have rated Kansas City Southern CEO David L. Starling on Glassdoor.com. David L. Starling has an approval rating of 61% among Kansas City Southern's employees. This puts David L. Starling in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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

What other stocks do shareholders of Kansas City Southern own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Kansas City Southern investors own include The Walt Disney (DIS), Micron Technology (MU), BlackRock (BLK), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), The Boeing (BA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), CA (CA), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Union Pacific (UNP) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

What is Kansas City Southern's stock symbol?

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

Who are Kansas City Southern's major shareholders?

Kansas City Southern's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Scharf Investments LLC (0.63%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.43%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.37%), Ardevora Asset Management LLP (0.29%), Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS (0.26%) and Strs Ohio (0.23%). Company insiders that own Kansas City Southern stock include Adam J Godderz, Antonio O Garza, Brian D Hancock, Cueto Cuevas Oscar Augusto Del, Delano Jose Guillermo Zozaya, Jeffrey M Songer, Lora S Cheatum, Lu M Cordova, Michael J Naatz, Michael W Upchurch, Robert J Druten, Suzanne M Grafton and Warren K Erdman.
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Which major investors are selling Kansas City Southern stock?

KSU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Douglas Lane & Associates LLC, Scout Investments Inc., Calamos Advisors LLC, Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., and Great Lakes Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Kansas City Southern company stock in the last year include Brian D Hancock, Cueto Cuevas Oscar Augusto Del, Jeffrey M Songer, Lora S Cheatum, Michael J Naatz, and Suzanne M Grafton.
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Which major investors are buying Kansas City Southern stock?

KSU stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Picton Mahoney Asset Management, Harvest Management LLC, AMF Pensionsforsakring AB, Schwab Charitable Fund, Meeder Asset Management Inc., Busey Wealth Management, and PGGM Investments.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Kansas City Southern's stock price today?

One share of KSU stock can currently be purchased for approximately $294.55.

How much money does Kansas City Southern make?

Kansas City Southern has a market capitalization of $26.78 billion and generates $2.87 billion in revenue each year. The transportation company earns $538.90 million in net income (profit) each year or $6.90 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Kansas City Southern have?

Kansas City Southern employs 6,522 workers across the globe.

When was Kansas City Southern founded?

Kansas City Southern was founded in 1887.

What is Kansas City Southern's official website?

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

Where are Kansas City Southern's headquarters?

Kansas City Southern is headquartered at 427 WEST 12TH STREET, KANSAS CITY MO, 64105.

How can I contact Kansas City Southern?

Kansas City Southern's mailing address is 427 WEST 12TH STREET, KANSAS CITY MO, 64105. The transportation company can be reached via phone at 816-983-1303 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 5/5/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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