Kansas City Southern Stock Hits New 52-Week High (KSU)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $65.51, above its previous 52-week high of $62.78 with 89,475 shares traded as of 9:36 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.4 million shares over the past 30 days.

Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $6.6 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 28.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the freight rail transportation business. The company has a P/E ratio of 23, equal to the average transportation industry P/E ratio 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 revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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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