NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) is tomorrow, April 12, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $70.14 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%. The average volume for Kansas City Southern has been one million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $7.89 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 5.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages in the freight rail transportation business. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.2, above the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 23.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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