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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 10107.01. It is in the Railroads industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 20.51, a forward P/E of 17.71 and EPS of 4.59. At a stock price of 95.01 (0.99%) it has a dividend yield of 1.40%.

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 11.08% 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 -1.92%. For the last month performance for Kansas City Southern is 5.02%. While the last quarter is 0.88% and half year, 35.43%. Finally for the year, performance is -1.96%.

The 52-week high for Kansas City Southern, is at -4.22%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 53.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.67% and 12.07% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.13%, and for the month it is 2.25%. Kansas City Southern, has a target price of 101.38.

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 0.60%, with instituitional ownership at 97.80%. Kansas City Southern has a payout ratio of 28.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 107.43. The shares float is 106.53, with the float short at 3.55%, with short ratio coming to 2.85.

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 101.38, 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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