Kansas City Southern Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (KSU)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) is tomorrow, March 7, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 22 cents per share. At a price of $106.20 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%.

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 $11.44 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 26.5% 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 30.3, 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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