Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Deutsche Bank

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Deutsche Bank in a research note issued on Monday, The Fly reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Raymond James lifted their price target on shares of Kansas City Southern from $151.00 to $170.00 and gave the company a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Monday. UBS Group lifted their price target on shares of Kansas City Southern from $143.00 to $163.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday. Cascend Securities cut shares of Kansas City Southern from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 17th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on shares of Kansas City Southern from $140.00 to $154.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, Seaport Global Securities lifted their price target on shares of Kansas City Southern from $145.00 to $154.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 18th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $143.13.

Shares of KSU stock opened at $145.06 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $14.51 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.44 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a quick ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 0.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. Kansas City Southern has a fifty-two week low of $90.55 and a fifty-two week high of $149.23. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $132.40 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $123.60.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 18th. The transportation company reported $1.94 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.79 by $0.15. The firm had revenue of $747.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $734.39 million. Kansas City Southern had a net margin of 20.23% and a return on equity of 13.06%. Kansas City Southern’s revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.57 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Kansas City Southern will post 6.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Lu M. Cordova sold 1,000 shares of Kansas City Southern stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.50, for a total transaction of $124,500.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 1,032 shares in the company, valued at $128,484. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Warren K. Erdman sold 6,840 shares of Kansas City Southern stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $127.39, for a total transaction of $871,347.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.82% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Horan Capital Advisors LLC. bought a new stake in shares of Kansas City Southern in the third quarter worth $28,000. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group increased its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 81.3% in the second quarter. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group now owns 223 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $27,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Berman Capital Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 164.8% in the second quarter. Berman Capital Advisors LLC now owns 241 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $29,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the last quarter. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 1,288.9% in the third quarter. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC now owns 250 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $33,000 after buying an additional 232 shares during the last quarter. Finally, HM Payson & Co. bought a new stake in shares of Kansas City Southern in the second quarter worth $32,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.13% of the company’s stock.

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.

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