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Kansas City Southern Stock Forecast, Price & News

-2.70 (-1.25 %)
(As of 01/21/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $212.99
50-Day Range
MA: $203.01
52-Week Range
Now: $212.99
Volume865,590 shs
Average Volume741,257 shs
Market Capitalization$19.94 billion
P/E Ratio35.20
Dividend Yield0.82%
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 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 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.
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Overall MarketRank

1.70 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

51st out of 238 stocks

Railroads, Line-Haul Operating Industry

5th out of 10 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.3Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Railroads, line-haul operating



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.87 billion
Cash Flow$10.77 per share
Book Value$49.30 per share


Net Income$538.90 million


Market Cap$19.94 billion
Next Earnings Date1/22/2021 (Confirmed)
-2.70 (-1.25 %)
(As of 01/21/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Kansas City Southern's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Kansas City Southern's stock was trading at $129.23 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, KSU shares have increased by 64.8% and is now trading at $212.99.
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Is Kansas City Southern a buy right now?

20 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kansas City Southern in the last year. There are currently 9 hold ratings, 10 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating 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?

Wall Street analysts have given Kansas City Southern a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Kansas City Southern wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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What is Larry J. Merlo's approval rating as Kansas City Southern's CEO?

6,978 employees have rated Kansas City Southern CEO Larry J. Merlo on Glassdoor.com. Larry J. Merlo has an approval rating of 37% among Kansas City Southern's employees. This puts Larry J. Merlo in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

When is Kansas City Southern's next earnings date?

Kansas City Southern is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, January 22nd 2021.
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How can I listen to Kansas City Southern's earnings call?

Kansas City Southern will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, January 22nd at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Kansas City Southern's earnings last quarter?

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October, 16th. The transportation company reported $1.96 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.90 by $0.06. The transportation company earned $659.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $662.68 million. Kansas City Southern had a return on equity of 13.91% and a net margin of 21.68%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 11.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.94 earnings per share.
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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 Wednesday, November 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 31st will be given a dividend of $0.44 per share on Wednesday, January 20th. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 30th. This is a positive change from Kansas City Southern's previous quarterly dividend of $0.40.
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Is Kansas City Southern a good dividend stock?

Kansas City Southern pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.82%. Kansas City Southern does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Kansas City Southern is 25.51%. 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 20.93% next year. This indicates that Kansas City Southern will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for KSU?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Kansas City Southern's shares. Their forecasts range from $139.00 to $250.00. On average, they expect Kansas City Southern's share price to reach $188.52 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 11.5%.
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Are investors shorting Kansas City Southern?

Kansas City Southern saw a decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,340,000 shares, a decline of 33.0% from the December 15th total of 2,000,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 867,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.5 days. Approximately 1.4% of the company's stock are sold short.
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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).

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 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Scharf Investments LLC (0.62%), Ardevora Asset Management LLP (0.32%), AMI Asset Management Corp (0.19%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.19%), Douglas Lane & Associates LLC (0.17%) and Bartlett & Co. LLC (0.14%). 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, Patrick J Ottensmeyer, Robert J Druten, Suzanne M Grafton and Warren K Erdman.
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Which institutional investors are selling Kansas City Southern stock?

KSU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scout Investments Inc., Douglas Lane & Associates LLC, Scharf Investments LLC, Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Bartlett & Co. LLC, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., AMI Asset Management Corp, and Ullmann Financial Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Kansas City Southern company stock in the last year include Brian D Hancock, Cueto Cuevas Oscar Augusto Del, Delano Jose Guillermo Zozaya, Jeffrey M Songer, Lora S Cheatum, Michael J Naatz, Suzanne M Grafton, and Warren K Erdman.
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Which institutional investors are buying Kansas City Southern stock?

KSU stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Deane Retirement Strategies Inc., Peregrine Capital Management LLC, Kestra Advisory Services LLC, New England Research & Management Inc., IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Columbia Trust Co 01012016, Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc., and Busey Wealth Management.
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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.

What is Kansas City Southern's stock price today?

One share of KSU stock can currently be purchased for approximately $212.99.

How big of a company is Kansas City Southern?

Kansas City Southern has a market capitalization of $19.94 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. Kansas City Southern employs 7,040 workers across the globe.

What is Kansas City Southern's official website?

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

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 1/22/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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