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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for KSU. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 122, which equates to a potential upside of 18.31 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 90, which equates to a potential downside of -12.72 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.12 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 4 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. KSU has a PEG ratio of 3.77.

KSU has traded between a high of 106.35 and a low of 79.05 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 30.45 percent, and 3.04 percent below the high. 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.