Kansas City Southern (KSU) - Morgan Stanley Maintains Rating And Lowers Price Target

Marco Green
October 3, 2017

Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 14,469 shares of company stock worth $1,522,510.

Among 21 analysts covering Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU), 11 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Following the sale, the insider now owns 42,087 shares of the company's stock, valued at $4,332,014.91. About shares traded. Upland Software Inc (NASDAQ:UPLD) has risen 221.45% since October 3, 2016 and is uptrending.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "Kansas City Southern (KSU) Position Trimmed by Principal Financial Group Inc." was originally reported by Equities Focus and is owned by of Equities Focus. It has underperformed by 16.97% the S&P500. This repurchase authorization allows the transportation company to purchase up to 7.1% of its stock through open market purchases. The Interocean Capital Llc holds 111,500 shares with $11.67 million value, up from 74,760 last quarter. The company has a market cap of $11.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.87 and a beta of 0.79. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.09 on September 29, reaching $90.98.

About 482,283 shares traded. RBC Capital Markets maintained Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) rating on Wednesday, July 20. It has underperformed by 9.16% the S&P500. Van Hulzen Asset Mgmt Ltd Co reported 0.4% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU).

In other news, insider Delano Jose Guillermo Zozaya sold 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 28th. KSU's profit will be $142.35M for 20.13 P/E if the $1.35 EPS becomes a reality. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 4,542.5% during the first quarter. Lpl Ltd Liability Co, California-based fund reported 90,928 shares. Mastrapasqua Asset reported 0.14% stake. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 28 by Cowen & Co.

Kansas City Southern announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, August 15th that allows the company to buyback $800.00 million in outstanding shares. Investors of record on Monday, September 11th will be issued a dividend of $0.36 per share. Its down 0.59, from 0.61 in 2017Q1.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)'s stock had its "buy" rating restated by Stifel Nicolaus in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, September 21st. 355,972 were reported by Schwab Charles Investment. Marlowe Prns Limited Partnership holds 9.77% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) or 150,210 shares. Advisory Svcs Net Ltd Com, Georgia-based fund reported 923 shares.

Shares of Kansas City Southern (KSU) opened at 108.68 on Thursday. (NYSE:HCP). The Ontario - Canada-based Cibc Asset Mngmt has invested 0.01% in HCP, Inc. Shelton Cap Mngmt owns 8,811 shares. It also upped Assured Guaranty Ltd (NYSE:AGO) stake by 18,350 shares and now owns 2.98 million shares. Pettyjohn Wood And White owns 87,161 shares. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A.'s holdings in Kansas City Southern were worth $5,286,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. British Columbia Investment Mngmt Corporation reported 58,818 shares. Sustainable Growth Advisers LP now owns 2,088,516 shares of the transportation company's stock valued at $179,111,000 after acquiring an additional 690,470 shares during the last quarter.

Natixis decreased Hcp Inc (HCP) stake by 8.31% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Kansas City Southern by 2.4% during the 1st quarter.

United Services Automobile Association decreased Kansas City Southern (KSU) stake by 3.7% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Therefore 52% are positive. Kansas City Southern had 66 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Thursday, May 19 by CLSA. The stock of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, August 18. On Monday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy". On Tuesday, September 1 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to "Hold". One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company's stock. On Wednesday, April 20 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with "Overweight". The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Wednesday, June 28. Therefore 11% are positive. HCP had 55 analyst reports since September 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $105.53. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 4,277 shares of the transportation company's stock worth $447,000 after buying an additional 51 shares during the period.

Among 4 analysts covering Upland Software (NASDAQ:UPLD), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. UBS maintained the shares of KSU in report on Monday, July 24 with "Buy" rating. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 3 by Citigroup. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $9800 target in Monday, July 17 report. The stock has "Hold" rating by Macquarie Research on Thursday, June 15. Moreover, Olstein Capital Management L.P. has 0.37% invested in the company for 143,950 shares. Its up 0.18, from 0.76 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 63 investors sold PG shares while 714 reduced holdings.

The stock increased 1.92% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $13.29. Brookmont Mgmt has 48,644 shares. Beach Counsel Pa accumulated 0.44% or 96,742 shares. Cleararc holds 0.72% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) or 100,060 shares. Alexandria Ltd Liability reported 0.02% stake. The Natixis holds 152,112 shares with $4.86M value, down from 165,890 last quarter. Orleans La invested 2.24% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:HCP) to report earnings on November, 7. United Automobile Association owns 281,107 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. North Carolina-based Parsec Fincl Management has invested 0.77% in Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG). (NYSE:VZ). Fiduciary Trust Company holds 268,235 shares. Washington Management Incorporated has invested 1.73% in Verizon Communications Inc. Croft reported 71,756 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 0.03% or 231,400 shares.

Since June 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $83,595 activity.

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