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How has Kansas City Southern:(NYSE:KSU) performed recently?

Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 10021.85. It is in the Railroads industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 20.37, a forward P/E of 17.52 and EPS of 4.59. At a stock price of 93.47 (1.49%) it has a dividend yield of 1.41%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 3.50%, more recently this last year it has grown by -3.30%. The next year growth is going to be about 12.34% and more long-term 9.65% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 10.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 5.90% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -3.00%.

For performance, Kansas City Southern the past week has seen a gain of 1.13%. For the last month performance for Kansas City Southern is -1.86%. While the last quarter is 6.99% and half year, 10.38%. Finally for the year, performance is -0.78%.

The 52-week high for Kansas City Southern, is at -6.85%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 51.93%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.51% and 7.56% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.48%, and for the month it is 1.73%. Kansas City Southern, has a target price of 104.65.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.57, and for total debt/equity Kansas City Southern has 0.64. The gross margin is 65.40%, while operating margin is 35.50%, the profit margin is 21.10%. The current ratio is 1.1 and the quick ratio is 0.9.

Insider ownership is at 0.50%, with instituitional ownership at 91.90%. Kansas City Southern has a payout ratio of 28.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 107.22. The shares float is 106.51, with the float short at 3.36%, with short ratio coming to 3.05.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Kansas City Southern, get 5.90%, with its returns on investment at 9.70%. Return on equity is 12.70%. So will the investors see the target price of 104.65, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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