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

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $74.91, above its previous 52-week high of $74.77 with 968,183 shares traded as of 3:45 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.3 million shares over the past 30 days.

Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $7.34 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 Thursday.

Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages in the freight rail transportation business. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.2, below the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 25.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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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