In a recent bid Kansas City Southern [KSU] faced a contemporary bid of $179.67 yielding a -0.03% decline where 0.97 million shares have exchanged hands over the last week. KSU amount got a fall by -2.36% or -$4.34 versus $184.01 at the end of the prior session. This change led market cap to move at 17.12B, putting the price 93.48% below the 52-week high and -10.17% above the 52-week low. The company’s stock has a normal trading capacity of 0.97 million shares while the relative volume is 2.29.

On 16, October 2020, Kansas City Southern Reports Third Quarter Results. According to news published on Yahoo Finance, Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE:KSU) reported revenues of $659.6 million, a decrease of 12% from third quarter 2019. Overall, carload volumes were down 4% compared to prior year.

Analyst Birdseye View:

The most recent analyst activity for Kansas City Southern [NYSE:KSU] stock was on August 03, 2020, when it was Upgrade with a Neutral rating from JP Morgan, which also raised its 12-month price target on the stock to $169. Before that, on August 05, 2020, Stifel Recapitulated a Hold rating and elevated its amount target to $162. On April 09, 2020, JP Morgan Downgrade an Underweight rating and boosted its price target on this stock to $130. On April 07, 2020, Stifel Resumed a Buy rating and increased its price target to $146. On April 01, 2020, UBS Downgrade a Neutral rating and decreased its price target to $139. On March 26, 2020, Evercore ISI Initiated an Outperform rating and boosted its amount on this stock to $163. On February 06, 2020, BMO Capital Markets Downgrade a Market perform rating and boosted its target amount on this stock to $175.

In the past 52 weeks of trading, this stock has oscillated between a low of $92.86 and a peak of $200.00. Right now, according to Wall Street analyst the average 12-month amount target is $193.00. At the most recent market close, shares of Kansas City Southern [NYSE:KSU] were valued at $179.67. According to the average price forecast, investors can expect a potential return of 4.49%.

FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS

Kansas City Southern [NYSE:KSU] most recently reported quarterly sales of 547.9 billion, which represented growth of -23.30%. This publicly-traded organization’s revenue is $407,102 per employee, while its income is $76,548 per employee. This company’s Gross Margin is currently 70.50%, its Operating Margin is 35.80%, its Pretax Margin is +27.51, and its Net Margin is +18.80. Continuing to look at profitability, this corporation’s Return on Assets, Equity, Whole Principal & invested Principal is sitting at 5.53, 11.67, 13.23 and 7.08 respectively.

The Principal structure of this organization shows its whole liability to whole principal at 43.30 and the whole liability to whole assets at 34.04. It shows enduring liability to the whole principal at 42.49 and enduring liability to assets at 0.33 while looking for an extended time period.

Readers are usually of view to make a close observation to the indicators that support and make resistance before moving to any particular stock. As of now, the company’s stock is sitting at 182.53 points at 1st support level, the second support level is making up to 181.06. But as of 1st resistance point, this stock is sitting at 185.08 and at 186.16 for 2nd resistance point.

Kansas City Southern [KSU] reported its earnings at $1.15 per share in the fiscal quarter closing of 6/29/2020. The Analysts for Wall Street were expecting to report its earnings at $1.12/share signifying the difference of 0.03 and 2.70% surprise value. Comparing the previous quarter ending of 3/30/2020, the stated earnings were $1.96 calling estimates for $1.78/share with the difference of 0.18 depicting the surprise of 10.10%.

Important Ratio’s To Watch

Meanwhile, turning our focus to liquidity, the Current Ratio for Kansas City Southern [NYSE:KSU] is 2.40. Likewise, the Quick ratio is also the same, showing Cash ratio at 0.30. Now if looking for a valuation of this stock’s amount to sales ratio it’s 5.33, it’s amount to book ratio is 3.33 and showing 31.52 of P/E (TTM) ratio.

Insider Stories

The most recent insider trade was by Grafton Suzanne M, VP & Chief Accounting Officer, and it was the sale of 917.0 shares on Aug 13. Cheatum Lora S, the Sr. VP – Human Resources, completed a sale of 1500.0 shares on Aug 05. On Jul 21, Songer Jeffrey M, EVP & COO, completed a sale of 4492.0 shares.