AHL Partners LLP Acquires 2,464 Shares of Kansas City Southern (KSU)

AHL Partners LLP boosted its holdings in shares of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) by 17.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 16,228 shares of the transportation company’s stock after buying an additional 2,464 shares during the quarter. AHL Partners LLP’s holdings in Kansas City Southern were worth $1,698,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in KSU. QS Investors LLC grew its position in Kansas City Southern by 0.5% during the second quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 1,320 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $138,000 after buying an additional 7 shares during the period. V Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in Kansas City Southern during the second quarter valued at approximately $169,000. Pacer Advisors Inc. grew its position in Kansas City Southern by 3.1% during the first quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 2,202 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $189,000 after buying an additional 66 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. grew its position in Kansas City Southern by 2.4% during the first quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,250 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $194,000 after buying an additional 52 shares during the period. Finally, Advisor Partners LLC bought a new stake in Kansas City Southern during the second quarter valued at approximately $202,000. Institutional investors own 84.59% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) opened at 104.17 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $105.67 and a 200 day moving average of $99.38. The stock has a market cap of $10.98 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.96 and a beta of 0.81. Kansas City Southern has a 52 week low of $79.05 and a 52 week high of $109.13.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 21st. The transportation company reported $1.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.26 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $656.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $627.81 million. Kansas City Southern had a net margin of 21.52% and a return on equity of 11.40%. The company’s revenue was up 15.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.22 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Kansas City Southern will post $5.18 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 4th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 11th were given a dividend of $0.36 per share. This is a boost from Kansas City Southern’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 8th. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.38%. Kansas City Southern’s payout ratio is presently 28.92%.

Kansas City Southern declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, August 15th that permits the company to buyback $800.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the transportation company to buy up to 7.1% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

In other news, Director Antonio O. Garza sold 4,018 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $107.94, for a total transaction of $433,702.92. Following the transaction, the director now owns 4,920 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $531,064.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Henry J. Maier purchased 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 17th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $106.19 per share, for a total transaction of $318,570.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 4,159 shares in the company, valued at approximately $441,644.21. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 14,469 shares of company stock worth $1,522,510. Corporate insiders own 0.95% of the company’s stock.

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Several analysts recently issued reports on KSU shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of Kansas City Southern from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Aegis boosted their target price on shares of Kansas City Southern from $110.00 to $115.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kansas City Southern from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $115.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of Kansas City Southern from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their target price for the company from $90.00 to $116.00 in a research report on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $118.00 target price on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in KSU. QS Investors LLC grew its position in Kansas City Southern by 0.5% during the second quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 1,320 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $138,000 after buying an additional 7 shares during the period. V Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in Kansas City Southern during the second quarter valued at approximately $169,000. Pacer Advisors Inc. grew its position in Kansas City Southern by 3.1% during the first quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 2,202 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $189,000 after buying an additional 66 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. grew its position in Kansas City Southern by 2.4% during the first quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,250 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $194,000 after buying an additional 52 shares during the period. Finally, Advisor Partners LLC bought a new stake in Kansas City Southern during the second quarter valued at approximately $202,000. Institutional investors own 84.59% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) opened at 104.17 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $105.67 and a 200 day moving average of $99.38. The stock has a market cap of $10.98 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.96 and a beta of 0.81. Kansas City Southern has a 52 week low of $79.05 and a 52 week high of $109.13.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 21st. The transportation company reported $1.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.26 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $656.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $627.81 million. Kansas City Southern had a net margin of 21.52% and a return on equity of 11.40%. The company’s revenue was up 15.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.22 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Kansas City Southern will post $5.18 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 4th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 11th were given a dividend of $0.36 per share. This is a boost from Kansas City Southern’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 8th. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.38%. Kansas City Southern’s payout ratio is presently 28.92%.

Kansas City Southern declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, August 15th that permits the company to buyback $800.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the transportation company to buy up to 7.1% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

In other news, Director Antonio O. Garza sold 4,018 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $107.94, for a total transaction of $433,702.92. Following the transaction, the director now owns 4,920 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $531,064.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Henry J. Maier purchased 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 17th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $106.19 per share, for a total transaction of $318,570.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 4,159 shares in the company, valued at approximately $441,644.21. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 14,469 shares of company stock worth $1,522,510. Corporate insiders own 0.95% of the company’s stock.

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Several analysts recently issued reports on KSU shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of Kansas City Southern from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Aegis boosted their target price on shares of Kansas City Southern from $110.00 to $115.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kansas City Southern from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $115.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of Kansas City Southern from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their target price for the company from $90.00 to $116.00 in a research report on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $118.00 target price on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Kansas City Southern has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $109.19.

Kansas City Southern Profile

Kansas City Southern (KCS) is a holding company. The Company has domestic and international rail operations in North America that are focused on the north/south freight corridor connecting commercial and industrial markets in the central United States with industrial cities in Mexico. The Company’s subsidiaries include The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) and Kansas City Southern de Mexico, SA de C.V.

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