Kansas City Southern Reaches New 52-Week High (KSU)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $79.52, above its previous 52-week high of $79.50 with 698,728 shares traded as of 2:20 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 803,200 shares over the past 30 days.

Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $8.56 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages in the freight rail transportation business. The company has a P/E ratio of 22, equal to the average transportation industry P/E ratio 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, 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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