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 Friday as it is currently trading at $88.64, above its previous 52-week high of $88.38 with 299,130 shares traded as of 11:46 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 876,600 shares over the past 30 days.

Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $9.48 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 3.2% 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 24.9, 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, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Kansas City Southern Ratings Report.

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