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What Do Analysts Say About Kansas City Southern (KSU)

Enterprise Financial Services Corp who had been investing in Lowes Cos Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $78.14 billion market cap company.

Insider trading over the last 12 months, however, paints a different picture.

The stock's 50-day average volume has been 1,000,716 shares, with an average of 75% of medium term indicators pointing toward Buy. It has outperformed by 65.68% the S&P500. Current price level places the company's stock about -3.19% from the 52-week high and 25.82% away from the 52-week low. Howe Rusling Incorporated holds 0.02% or 1,196 shares. 2017, Kansas City Southern (KSU) delivered a 0.94% surprise with its net revenue. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $94.17. Its share price has risen 10.99% in three months and is down -0.27% for the last five trades.

Shares of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) traded down $3.93 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $106.54. It has underperformed by 1.70% the S&P500. First City Mngmt holds 0.24% or 3,200 shares. Also, the Hold rating count is 4 as of 01/08/18. The rating was initiated by Buckingham Research with "Buy" on Wednesday, January 18. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, February 24 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has "Hold" rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, October 31. RBC Capital Markets initiated the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, September 30 report. The company was maintained on Monday, October 23 by Barclays Capital. Aegis Capital has "Buy" rating and $105 target. Inc. owns 18,630 shares or 3.92% of their U.S. portfolio. It also reduced its holding in Mondelez Intl Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ) by 11,896 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 13,546 shares, and cut its stake in Alphabet Inc. That compares with the recent volume average of 1.06 million. (NYSE:LOW). Moors & Cabot invested in 16,672 shares. The 1 year EPS growth rate is 224.00%. GPK's profit will be $58.85 million for 21.80 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Cleararc Incorporated owns 2,692 shares. 115 funds opened positions while 384 raised stakes. Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability Com, New York-based fund reported 8,476 shares. Insiders own 0.95% of the company's stock. 4,000 are owned by Moody Bankshares Division. Martingale Asset Management Ltd Partnership has 159,188 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Hancock stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Comerica Incorporated (NYSE:CMA). Rampart Invest Mgmt reported 2,180 shares. Croft holds 1.8% or 70,144 shares in its portfolio. Oppenheimer Asset has 0% invested in Comerica Incorporated (NYSE:CMA). Its up 0.01, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 29 investors sold Kansas City Southern shares while 163 reduced holdings. Finally, HighTower Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Kansas City Southern by 54.3% in the third quarter.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Kansas City Southern, where 1 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 0 analysts have given a Buy signal, 3 said it's a HOLD, and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. Kansas City Southern's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 28.29%. Boston Private Wealth Lc owns 9,754 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Kansas City Southern (KSU) has declined 0.27% since January 9, 2017 and is downtrending. 3,580 were reported by C M Bidwell & Assoc Limited. Saturna Cap, Washington-based fund reported 6,650 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust accumulated 295,912 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr holds 29,716 shares. The California-based Stonebridge Inc has invested 0.63% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt stated it has 8,574 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board reported 9,900 shares. 1,000 were accumulated by Vigilant Management.

According to Kansas City Southern (KSU) most recent 13F filing, the company has 67 new institutional holders - accounting for 1.94 million shares of its common stock. Therefore 57% are positive.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 14 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Kansas City Southern as 654.46 Million. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $109.00 price objective on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Bank of America upgraded Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) on Wednesday, April 20 to "Buy" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, December 16. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, April 12 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, July 24 by UBS. Citigroup has "Buy" rating and $110 target. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, June 16. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $107 target.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 20th. They expect $1.35 EPS, up 20.54% or $0.23 from last year's $1.12 per share. After $1.35 actual EPS reported by Kansas City Southern for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Cypress Funds Llc, which manages about $356.95 million and $488.24M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:LRCX) by 218,400 shares to 260,000 shares, valued at $48.11M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Another trade for 6,000 shares valued at $617,567 was made by Zozaya Delano Jose Guillermo on Monday, August 28.

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