Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) will report its next earnings on 18-Oct-16. The company reported the earnings of $1.22/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $1.03/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.19/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 18.4%.
Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Kansas City Southern and for the current quarter 18 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $1.22/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $1.15/share and a High Estimate of $1.32/share.
In case of Revenue Estimates, 14 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Kansas City Southern as 602.68 Million. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Kansas City Southern is 590.75 Million and the High Revenue Estimate is 623.2 Million. The company had Year Ago Sales of 631.9 Million.
These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for KSU to be 0.8%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of 3.3%. For the next 5 years, Kansas City Southern is expecting Growth of 9.65% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 10.96% per annum.
Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Kansas City Southern, where 5 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 4 analysts have given a Buy signal, 9 said it’s a HOLD, 1 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)
When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 18 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Kansas City Southern might touch $114 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $103.17 and $86 respectively.
To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. Kansas City Southern got Initiated on 19-May-16 where investment firm Credit Agricole Initiated the stock to Underperform.
Kansas City Southern closed its last trading session at $94.71 with the loss of -2.25%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 9.86 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $100.69 and 52-week low of $62.2. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 0.19% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -2.14% and 5.35% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Aug 26, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jan 21, 2016.
The Relative Volume of the company is 2.12 and Average Volume (3 months) is 1.21 million. Kansas City Southern P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 20.18 and Forward P/E ratio of 17.5.
The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 5.9%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 12.7%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 9.7%.
While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Kansas City Southern currently shows a Weekly Performance of -3.18%, where Monthly Performance is 3.04%, Quarterly performance is -5.43%, 6 Months performance is -3.38% and yearly performance percentage is 8.48%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 25.35%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 2.30% and Monthly Volatility of 1.80%.