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Today’s Large Cap Details for Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) of Railroads

Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 11.27 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Kansas City Southern is 105.51 (with a change from open of 0.14%), this in conjunction with a target price of 100.78. Volume today has so far reached 213006, with an average volume of about 1175.05. The GAP for this stock, is 0.27%.

The P/E ratio is 21.81, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.41. The current EPS for Kansas City Southern, is 4.82, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 0.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 23.84%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Kansas City Southern, EPS is looking like it will grow 11.77% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.55%. Quarter over quarter is 38.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 8.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 8.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.50% and institutional ownership is 88.50%. Shares outstanding is 107.29, while shares float is at a value of 105.43. Float short for Kansas City Southern is 2.30% and the short ratio is 2.07.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.55, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.62. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 65.00% and their operating margin is 35.30%. The profit margin is 21.70%.

Kansas City Southern has seen returns on assets of 5.90%, and on investment, 9.70%. Return on equity is 12.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.74. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.73, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.69 and Price/cash is 91.58, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 96.77.

The simple moving averages are 2.37% and 17.47% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -0.02% and the 52 week low is 33.47%.

Kansas City Southern has a dividend yield of 1.26%, with a current price of 105.51. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 27.30%. This is in an industry, Railroads, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Kansas City Southern is based in USA.

Performance in the Railroads industry means that Kansas City Southern has seen performance for the past week of 0.77%, with performance for the month coming to 5.13%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 18.87%, and for the half year the performance is 15.09%. Volatility for this week is 1.29% and for the month this is 1.50%.


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