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Current Change: Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU)


Kansas City Southern trades as part of the industrials sector and is part of the transportation and logistics industry. The company CEO is Patrick J. Ottensmeyer. Kansas City Southern is engaged in the development of roadways and railways. The company is focused on growing the north/south freight corridor connecting key commercial and industrial markets in the United States.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The KSU stock showed a previous change of -0.88% with an open at 102.28 and a close of 102.22. It reached an intraday high of 102.86 and a low of 101.11.

Business Wire:  KCS’ Pat Ottensmeyer to Address Two Conferences in February 2019


The stock has a market cap of $10.3b with 100.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 99.1m shares. Trading volume reached 1,590,325 shares compared to its average volume of 1,158,916 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Kansas City Southern shares returned -3.20% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 6.99%. Over three months, it changed 3.79%. In one year it has changed -8.88% and within that year its 52-week high was 120.34 and its 52-week low was 90.55. KSU stock is 12.89% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 106.91 and a 50 day moving average of 100.87. Currently KSU stock is trading -4.39% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

Business Wire:  Kansas City Southern Names Sameh Fahmy Executive Vice President Precision Scheduled Railroading


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 6.13 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 16.68. Based on 9 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.56. The TTM EPS is 5.97, which comes to a TTM PE of 17.12. Historically, the PE high was 39.80 and the PE low was 9.90. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 59.11, which is a decrease of -42.17%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.56
09-30-2018:  1.57
06-30-2018:  1.54
03-31-2018:  1.30

The dividend per share is currently 1.44, which is a dividend yield of 1.41%. Also, the payout ratio is 24.12%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 71.07, which means it may be overvalued by -43.84%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 130.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 1,806,730, which is 1.79% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.90. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.88

Business Wire:  Kansas City Southern Names Sameh Fahmy Executive Vice President Precision Scheduled Railroading

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 13.70%, return on assets is 6.86%, profit margin is 24.50%, price-to-sales is 4.02 and price-to-book is 2.15.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 2  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.