Kansas City Southern (KSU - Get Report) is expected to report adjusted net income of $179 million, or $1.79 a share, on sales of $734.9 million before the market opens on Friday, based on a FactSet survey of 17 analysts.

In the same period a year ago, the company posted earnings of $1.57 a share on sales of $699 million. It reported net income of $148.2 million.

The stock has risen 8.8% since the company last reported earnings on Jul. 19.

Quarterly estimates have fallen less than 1 cent a share in the past month.

In the upcoming quarter analysts are forecasting adjusted net income of $175.9 million, or $1.77 a share, on sales of $734.3 million.

Kansas City Southern is currently trading at a price-to-forward-earnings ratio of 18 based on the 12-month estimates of 17 analysts surveyed by FactSet.

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