Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) went up by 1.44% during the previous trading session, and it is maintaining the win ahead of Tuesday’s trading session. The share price of the Railroads giant went up by $147.65 to trade ended Tuesday trading at $145.56. This is up from the $145.56 price recorded on Monday’s trading session. Thanks to this latest performance, KSU is closer to the higher price 52-week target of $174.00 and further from the lowest price target of $127.00. Its performance from the start of the year has also been negative, with KSU down by -3.60% year-to-date.
Kansas City Southern (KSU) started the day trading at $145.5 and recorded an intraday high of $150.62. It also recorded an intraday low of $143.5 during Tuesday’s trading session. Kansas City Southern is a very active stock that recorded a trading volume that is more than 49.58% of the average daily trading volume on Tuesday. The stock’s trading volume on Tuesday was 2598042, which is more than 49.58 of the total average daily trading volume of 1.31 million.
Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) 2020 Performance Impressive
The increase in KSU’s stock price on Tuesday saw its overall performance boost over the past few months. We can quantify the performance of the stock so far this year using a few metrics. The 52-week high price of KSU currently stands at $178.59, which is higher than the current trading price of the stock by 17.32%. However, KSU’s current trading price is -59.0% lower than the 52-week low price of $92.86. In terms of trading volume, Kansas City Southern currently experienced healthy participation during the last trading session. 2598042 shares of Kansas City Southern were traded on the stock exchange on Tuesday, which is more than 49.58% of the 1.31 million average trading volume of the stock.
The performance of the stock has been positive over the past year. KSU’s performance over the past one year has seen it surge by 25.25%, while the stock has gone down by -4.80% in the last six months. The quarterly performance of KSU currently stands at 20.67%, and it is up by 0.27% in the last month. The only negative figure was from the weekly performance, which currently reads -0.64%. At the time of writing KSU’s report, the company has a total market cap of $14.10B, making it one of the largest publicly-traded companies in the world.Kansas City Southern also has over 7040 employees all over the world.
KSU Insider Activities
For Kansas City Southern, insiders hold 95.80% of all company shares. The insider transactions over the past six months are up by 21.80%. During that period, insiders bought 108,795 shares in 35 transactions. In that same period, insiders sold 61,757 of their shares in 28 transactions. After these transactions, insiders at Kansas City Southern now hold 474.15k shares, which is over 96.10% of the total company stocks. Institutional investors currently hold a large chunk of the KSU shares, as they control 0.50% of the company’s total stock.
KSU Fundamental Analysis
For Kansas City Southern, the stock’s diluted earnings per share (EPS) stands at 5.96. In the coming year, analysts expect the EPS to be 8.01. The stock’s EPS growth this year is -8.90%, with analysts expecting almost a 1 growth in the earnings per share next week. In terms of revenue, Kansas City Southern’s quarterly sales (YOY) is growing at 1.27, which is lower than the average annual revenue of 3.50% over the past half a decade.
The Return on Investment (ROI) on Kansas City Southern’s stock currently stands at 8.30%, and it has a net profit margin of 20.10%. The operating margin of the company is 34.70%, and its gross margin is 70.00%.
KSU Analysts Prediction
Another analyst that has a Neutral rating for KSU is UBS, which set a price target of between $147 and $139.
BofA/Merrill and Stifel also believe that Kansas City Southern’s stock is outperforming at the moment. KSU received a positive rating from Cowen, which set a price target of $172-$181 for the stock.
At the moment, Kansas City Southern’s Total Debt to Equity ratio stands at 0.73, and they have a long-term Debt to Equity ratio of 0.73.
KSU Technical Analysis
The Simple Moving Average (SMA) is one of the most powerful technical indicators. The 20-day Simple Moving Average of KSU currently stands at -2.49%, while the SMA50 is 4.53%. The biggest one is the SMA200, which is currently reading 1.55% ahead of Tuesday’s trading session. The Relative Strength Index of this stock is 51.09, while its price to earnings ratio (P/E) is 24.76.