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Kansas City Southern (KSU) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest

Redmond Asset Management Llc acquired 14,954 shares as Kansas City Southern Com New (KSU)'s stock rose 3.89%. 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. Howe & Rusling Inc. acquired a new position in Kansas City Southern in the third quarter valued at $130,000. The stock decreased 0.84% or $0.89 on November 3, reaching $104.86. The company's stock had a trading volume of 222,707 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,090,000.

Kansas City Southern's average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was -0.2 percent during the past 12 months. It has underperformed by 16.97% the S&P500.

Mizuho Asset Management Co. Lawson Kroeker Inv Management Incorporated Ne invested in 1.76% or 50,133 shares.

Kansas City Southern announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, August 15th that permits the company to repurchase $800.00 million in outstanding shares. The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.37 on November 3, reaching $97.77. SHEARES BRADLEY T had sold 3,430 shares worth $451,765 on Friday, May 19. (NYSE:COF) has risen 13.81% since November 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 26.91% the S&P500. (NYSE:COF) on Friday, September 15 with "Buy" rating. The firm has a market capitalization of $10,860.00, a P/E ratio of 21.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 0.84. It worsened, as 58 investors sold HON shares while 492 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 236 raised stakes. The transportation company reported $1.35 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.32 by $0.03.

Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh, which manages about $2.25 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Essex Ppty Tr Inc (NYSE:ESS) by 7,368 shares to 43,880 shares, valued at $11.40 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdg, Japan-based fund reported 295,039 shares. Jennison Associates Ltd holds 1.65M shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Penn Cap Mngmt Com reported 0.11% in Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL). Moreover, Sigma Planning Corp has 0.03% invested in Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) for 6,838 shares. Country Bancorporation invested in 0% or 906 shares. Raymond James Advsr Inc stated it has 62,977 shares. Nomura Asset Management Company invested 0.11% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Lourd Capital Lc has 38,917 shares. Basswood Llc reported 163,150 shares. Monroe Bancshares & Mi owns 400 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited accumulated 117 shares. Corporate insiders own 0.95% of the company's stock. Therefore 57% are positive. Apache Corporation had 83 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, August 4 by Piper Jaffray. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to "Sell" rating in Thursday, August 27 report. The company was maintained on Friday, October 20 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Atlantic Securities on Thursday, August 11. Credit Suisse has "Outperform" rating and $124 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy" on Thursday, September 28. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 21 by Stifel Nicolaus. (NYSE:PM) for 29,000 shares. "Nears a Buy Point Again" on October 26, 2017, also Benzinga.com with their article: "Amgen Downgraded After Top Products See Sales Slip In Q3" published on November 01, 2017, Reuters.com published: "Amgen quarterly profit tops expectations despite sales decline" on October 25, 2017. Citigroup Inc reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $123.00 price objective (up previously from $116.00) on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Therefore 59% are positive. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.12 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Kansas City Southern will post 5.21 earnings per share for the current year. The firm earned "Market Perform" rating on Monday, October 5 by Cowen & Co. The firm has "Buy" rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, April 20. The Missouri-based Duncker Streett has invested 0.03% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). UBS has "Buy" rating and $80 target. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Bank of America has "Underperform" rating and $81 target. The stock has "Buy" rating by Buckingham Research on Wednesday, January 18. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, October 12 by JP Morgan. It also reduced its holding in Eaton Corp Plc (NYSE:ETN) by 47,209 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 102,301 shares, and cut its stake in Delta Air Lines Inc Del (NYSE:DAL). On Deck Cap Inc Com was reduced too.

Since May 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $323,980 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.14, from 1 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 41 investors sold Burlington Stores Inc shares while 114 reduced holdings. Seven Bridges Advisors LLC raised its stake in Kansas City Southern by 30.0% in the second quarter. Trexquant Limited Partnership holds 0.13% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) or 4,700 shares. Glenmede Tru Na holds 167 shares. Raymond James Assoc invested in 0.07% or 299,887 shares. (NYSE:PM). Old Mutual Global (Uk) Ltd invested 0.46% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. Shares repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. Tudor Investment Et Al owns 10,382 shares. Royal Bank Of Canada stated it has 75,110 shares. Cornerstone Advsr has 1,892 shares.



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