Tiedemann Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) by 17.3% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,800 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 1,005 shares during the period. Tiedemann Advisors LLC’s holdings in Kansas City Southern were worth $737,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in KSU. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Kansas City Southern by 545.1% during the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 953,059 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $145,970,000 after acquiring an additional 805,327 shares during the period. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC bought a new position in Kansas City Southern in the 4th quarter valued at $86,867,000. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its holdings in shares of Kansas City Southern by 102.6% during the 4th quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 651,062 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $99,718,000 after acquiring an additional 329,660 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Kansas City Southern by 6.8% during the 4th quarter. State Street Corp now owns 4,526,866 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $695,131,000 after acquiring an additional 288,883 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Boston Partners lifted its holdings in shares of Kansas City Southern by 4.6% during the 3rd quarter. Boston Partners now owns 5,240,386 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $697,460,000 after acquiring an additional 232,120 shares during the last quarter. 90.97% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

KSU stock traded up $7.78 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $130.14. The company had a trading volume of 2,490,337 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,444,999. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.67 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.06, a PEG ratio of 0.86 and a beta of 0.97. Kansas City Southern has a 52-week low of $92.86 and a 52-week high of $178.59. The company has a 50 day simple moving average of $150.24 and a 200-day simple moving average of $148.65. The company has a quick ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 1.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last posted its earnings results on Friday, January 17th. The transportation company reported $1.82 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.83 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $729.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $730.99 million. Kansas City Southern had a net margin of 18.80% and a return on equity of 13.69%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.56 EPS. Sell-side analysts forecast that Kansas City Southern will post 7.83 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 8th. Investors of record on Monday, March 9th will be paid a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 6th. Kansas City Southern’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 23.19%.

In other Kansas City Southern news, EVP Warren K. Erdman sold 3,800 shares of Kansas City Southern stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $164.30, for a total transaction of $624,340.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 50,788 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,344,468.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Delano Jose Guillermo Zozaya sold 13,700 shares of Kansas City Southern stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $164.24, for a total transaction of $2,250,088.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 58,483 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,605,247.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.82% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

KSU has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Raymond James reiterated a “strong-buy” rating and issued a $188.00 target price (up previously from $184.00) on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research report on Tuesday, January 21st. Benchmark started coverage on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research report on Tuesday, January 21st. They set a “hold” rating for the company. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Kansas City Southern from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 3rd. Barclays raised their target price on shares of Kansas City Southern from $140.00 to $152.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, December 5th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lowered shares of Kansas City Southern from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $175.00 target price for the company. in a report on Thursday, February 6th. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Kansas City Southern has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $160.44.

Kansas City Southern Profile

Kansas City Southern, a transportation holding company, provides domestic and international rail transportation services in North America. The company serves a ten-state region in the midwest and southeast regions of the United States and has the shortest north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri, and ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

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