Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) had its price target hoisted by Citigroup Inc. from $109.00 to $110.00 in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Several other analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Barclays PLC raised Kansas City Southern from an underweight rating to an equal weight rating and raised their price target for the stock from $94.00 to $99.00 in a report on Monday, September 12th. Loop Capital reissued a buy rating on shares of Kansas City Southern in a report on Friday, September 9th. Atlantic Securities assumed coverage on Kansas City Southern in a report on Thursday, August 11th. They issued a neutral rating and a $113.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Kansas City Southern from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Finally, TheStreet raised Kansas City Southern from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $101.02.

Shares of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) opened at 91.07 on Tuesday. Kansas City Southern has a 12-month low of $62.20 and a 12-month high of $100.69. The firm has a market cap of $9.83 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.82 and a beta of 1.13. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $96.75 and a 200 day moving average price of $91.75.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 19th. The company reported $1.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.14. The business had revenue of $569 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $572.20 million. Kansas City Southern had a return on equity of 12.00% and a net margin of 21.13%. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Kansas City Southern will post $4.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 5th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 12th will be given a $0.33 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 8th. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.45%. Kansas City Southern’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 28.82%.

In other news, SVP William J. Wochner sold 26,521 shares of the firm’s 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 sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider David L. Starling sold 5,100 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $98.88, for a total value of $504,288.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.86% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. OLD National Bancorp IN boosted its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 15.1% in the first quarter. OLD National Bancorp IN now owns 3,773 shares of the company’s stock valued at $322,000 after buying an additional 494 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 1.9% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 889,091 shares of the company’s stock valued at $75,820,000 after buying an additional 16,716 shares during the period. Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX boosted its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 8.0% in the first quarter. Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX now owns 26,417 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,257,000 after buying an additional 1,955 shares during the period. BB&T Securities LLC boosted its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 27.7% in the first quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 8,545 shares of the company’s stock valued at $730,000 after buying an additional 1,852 shares during the period. Finally, Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 0.8% in the second quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 92,249 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,311,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the period. 91.37% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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