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 highest price target was 122, implying potential capital gains of 18.31 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 90, implying a possible loss 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.12 percent. That number becomes 1.5 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. KSU has a PEG ratio of 3.77.

In the last 52-weeks, KSU has achieved a high of 106.35 and a 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 price/earnings 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 market cap of KSU is $10.7 billion. KSU is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.