National Investment Services Inc. WI reduced its position in shares of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) by 1.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 21,317 shares of the company’s stock after selling 213 shares during the period. Kansas City Southern makes up 2.2% of National Investment Services Inc. WI’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 26th largest position. National Investment Services Inc. WI’s holdings in Kansas City Southern were worth $1,989,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Seven Bridges Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 30.0% in the second quarter. Seven Bridges Advisors LLC now owns 1,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 277 shares during the last quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 494.1% in the third quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 1,319 shares of the company’s stock valued at $123,000 after buying an additional 1,097 shares during the last quarter. Mizuho Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 57.8% in the second quarter. Mizuho Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 1,425 shares of the company’s stock valued at $128,000 after buying an additional 522 shares during the last quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 1,065.2% in the second quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,538 shares of the company’s stock valued at $138,000 after buying an additional 1,406 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Washington Trust Bank boosted its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 3.2% in the third quarter. Washington Trust Bank now owns 1,651 shares of the company’s stock valued at $154,000 after buying an additional 51 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 87.41% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) traded up 2.16% on Friday, hitting $83.89. The company had a trading volume of 1,844,612 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $84.96 and its 200 day moving average price is $90.78. The company has a market capitalization of $9.02 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.58 and a beta of 0.90. Kansas City Southern has a one year low of $62.20 and a one year high of $100.69.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 18th. The company reported $1.12 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $605 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $411.30 million. Kansas City Southern had a return on equity of 11.57% and a net margin of 20.90%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.21 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect that Kansas City Southern will post $4.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.33 per share. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 28th. Kansas City Southern’s payout ratio is presently 29.33%.

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KSU has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kansas City Southern from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $101.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, September 20th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “market perform” rating and set a $98.00 target price on shares of Kansas City Southern in a report on Tuesday, October 4th. Loop Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a $113.00 target price (down previously from $115.00) on shares of Kansas City Southern in a report on Wednesday, October 5th. Vertical Research initiated coverage on Kansas City Southern in a report on Tuesday, October 11th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, Seaport Global Securities initiated coverage on Kansas City Southern in a report on Wednesday, October 19th. They set an “accumulate” rating and a $104.00 target price on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kansas City Southern currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $99.47.

Kansas City Southern Company Profile

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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