Analyst Ratings for Kansas City Southern (KSU)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. KSU had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

8 analysts declared KSU a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 14 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

KSU was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 122, implying potential capital gains of 18.31 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 90, which equates to a potential downside of -12.72 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.12 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.5 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 1.76 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.06 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 9 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of KSU's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 5.5 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of KSU is 3.77.

In the trailing 52-weeks, KSU hit 106.35 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 79.05. Currently the stock is 30.45 percent higher than its low, and 3.04 percent lower than its 52-week high. KSU has a P/E ratio of 20.71. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The KSU value stock report compares KSU to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $10.7 billion. KSU's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.