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Institutional Investors Are Buying Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)

The investment professionals in our database now possess: 10.20 million shares, down from 10.51 million shares in 2017Q3.

Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, provides freight rail transportation services.The firm is worth $11.24 billion. Hudson Bay Mngmt Ltd Partnership has 0.02% invested in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 166,400 shares of the company's stock valued at $15,528,000 after buying an additional 17,900 shares during the last quarter. Kansas City Southern now has $11.20B valuation. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $108.71. About 418,917 shares traded.

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment increased to 1.27. KSU outperformed by 15.97% the S&P500. 34,131 shares were sold by Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Inc as the company's stock declined 1.11% with the market. The firm purchases and services retail automobile contracts originated by franchised automobile dealers and select independent dealers in the sale of new and used automobiles, light trucks, and passenger vans. They expect $0.21 EPS, up 31.25% or $0.05 from last year's $0.16 per share.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $1.05 million activity. The company has a quick ratio of 0.54, a current ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. Quantres Asset Mgmt Limited invested in 7,000 shares or 0.46% of the stock. Rbf Capital Llc, a California-based fund reported 60,000 shares. About 5,532 shares traded. (NYSE:KSU) has 15 ratings reports on April 11, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence. Also, the number of investment managers holding Kansas City Southern in their top 10 equity positions decreased from 4 to 1 for a decrease of 3. Therefore 54% are positive.

Analysts await Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) to report earnings on April, 20. In Friday, November 24 report BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Hold" rating and $109.0 target. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of Kansas City Southern from $102.00 to $104.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a research report on Friday. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued an "outperform" rating and issued a $121.00 price target (down previously from $126.00) on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. The company was maintained on Friday, October 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. In Thursday, March 8 report Credit Suisse maintained the stock with "Buy" rating. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.21 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Kansas City Southern will post 6.21 earnings per share for the current year. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 4 by Citigroup. In Monday, October 23 report Barclays Capital maintained the stock with "Equal-Weight" rating. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. $262,725 worth of stock was sold by Hancock Brian D. on Wednesday, January 31. The company has a market cap of $11,179.25, a P/E ratio of 20.75, a P/E/G ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 0.78. 162 grew holdings while 77 funds bought holdings. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna on Monday, April 2 with "Hold". Inc. holds 3.7% of its portfolio in Kansas City Southern for 18,330 shares. Glenview Bancshares Dept owns 2,000 shs or 0.1% of their USA capital. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 5,159 shares of the company's stock, valued at $538,341.65. First Midwest National Bank & Trust Division has invested 0.04% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Amalgamated Natl Bank owns 0.04% invested in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) for 13,004 shares. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 12th were issued a $0.36 dividend. Meritage Portfolio Management has invested 0.07% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Retirement Planning Gp holds 16,163 shares. King Luther Mngmt owns 203,335 shares or 0.17% of their USA portfolio. Wealthtrust has 455 shares.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last posted its earnings results on Friday, January 19th. The transportation company reported $1.38 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.02. KSU's profit will be $145.31M for 19.50 P/E if the $1.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.38 actual EPS reported by Kansas City Southern for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.17 % EPS growth.

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