NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Kansas City Southern

(NYSE:

KSU

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $58.94, above its previous 52-week high of $58.92 with 67,915 shares traded as of 10:17 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 928,700 shares over the past 30 days.

Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

transportation

industry. Shares are up 22.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the freight rail transportation business. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.2, below the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 30.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Kansas City Southern as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full

Kansas City Southern Ratings Report

.

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