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

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $100.25, above its previous 52-week high of $99.34 with 97,591 shares traded as of 9:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 930,500 shares over the past 30 days.

Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $10.63 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 15.6% 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 28.1, 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, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Kansas City Southern Ratings Report.

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