Buy This Now For Growth And Dividend Growth – Kansas City Southern (KSU)

Cordova Lu M, Director, subtracted 1,000 shares of Kansas City Southern (KSU) from its portfolio at the rate of $116.85 per share valuing $116,848 on Jun 04. The insider left behind 9,066 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Kansas City Southern (KSU) was $121.13. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $121.90, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $122.67. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $119.63 and a 2nd Support Level at $118.14. Kansas City Southern (KSU) stock has lost -$3.36, or -2.70%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $1.94, or 1.63%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $4.00, or 3.42%. This year-to-date, Kansas City Southern (KSU) shares have gained $25.68, or 26.90%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Kansas City Southern (KSU) stock, 20% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 75% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

With 100,587 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $11,986,951K. Kansas City Southern (KSU) generates $2,714 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $627,400 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 13.96%, a 3-Year Total Return of 28.34%, and a 5-year Total Return of 4.09%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 67.44%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.360 per share on 06/07/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.21%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.44.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Kansas City Southern (KSU) reported earnings of $1.54 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.44 per share, representing a 0.1 difference and 7.26% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $1.56 represented a 0.03 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.53 per share, which was a 1.64% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.61 per share. This estimate came from a total of 8 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.65 and the low estimate was $1.55. In the year-ago quarter, Kansas City Southern (KSU) generated per-share earnings of $1.54. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +4.55% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 18 purchases (37,665 shares in total) and 10 sale (33,594 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 50 insider buys amounting to 122,827 shares and 35 insider sales amounting to 66,951 shares. In the past full year, 53 insider purchases were made (involving 129,269 shares) and 45 insider sell-offs equivalent to 80,685 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Kansas City Southern (KSU) has a Current Ratio of 1.42, a Quick Ratio of 1.06 and a Cash Ratio of 0.22. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 55.88, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 35.85, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 28.10. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 55.73 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 35.71.