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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for KSU. The maximum price target given was 122, which equates to a potential upside of 18.31 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 90, implying potential capital losses of -12.72 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.12 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.5 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.76 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.06 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 9 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of KSU to grow at a rate of 5.5 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. KSU has a PEG ratio of 3.77.

KSU has a 52-week high of 106.35 and a 52-week low of 79.05. Currently the stock is 30.45 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 3.04 percent. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.