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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Kansas City Southern, KSU

Kansas City Southern, KSU is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Railroads in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Kansas City Southern, KSU  has a market cap of 10077.11. Since its IPO date on the 11/5/1987, Kansas City Southern, KSU performance year to date is 24.59%. Today Kansas City Southern, KSU has gained -1.39%, with a current price of 92.02.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 92.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 28.70%. Return of assets are at 5.90%, with return on investment at 9.70%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Kansas City Southern, KSU is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.57. While Total debt/equity is 0.64. With a profit margin of 21.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 65.40%, and operating margin of 35.50%. Kansas City Southern ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Kansas City Southern, KSU has seen a EPS growth of -3.30%. A performance for the year of -5.09%. The 52-week high is -8.30%, and the 52-week low is 49.57%. The average volume for Kansas City Southern, KSU is 918700.

With a target price of 104.65, can Kansas City Southern, KSU reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Kansas City Southern, KSU. Kansas City Southern has a P/E of 20.06 and a forward P/E of 17.36. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.18. Kansas City Southern also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.27 and 2.47 respectively. For P/cash, Kansas City Southern has a value of 34.32, while it is 90.38 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 92.02, Kansas City Southern has a dividend yield of 1.43%. We see a return on equity of 12.70%.

Looking more long-term Kansas City Southern, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.19%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.93% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -3.30% for this year and for the last five years a 3.50% growth has been seen.

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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