NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Kansas City Southern

(NYSE:

KSU

) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $69.63, above its previous 52-week high of $68.50 with 133,319 shares traded as of 9:36 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.3 million shares over the past 30 days.

Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $7.26 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

transportation

industry. Shares are up 42.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the freight rail transportation business. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.2, above the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 25.1 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 robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full

Kansas City Southern Ratings Report

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