KSU stock: buy or sell

KSU stock price: $309.01 -1.42% At close on May 14th, 2021

Updated on:
May 17th, 2021


KSU stock brief

  • After marking new all-time highs last Thursday, Kansas City Southern closed at $309.01 going down a -1.42%
  • Kansas City Southern, a transportation holding company, provides domestic and international rail transportation services in North America.

Should I buy Kansas City Southern stock?

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Is $KSU stock a buy?

In the current situation of Kansas City Southern there is not any eligible buy setup. This doesn't mean we expect a selloff for $KSU in the next few days, or that it may not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell Kansas City Southern stock?

Knowing when to sell a stock is even harder than knowing when to buy it. Just as when we have to buy shares, deciding when is appropiate to sell is not a random decision, and we must follow our own trading style. When selling, as well as buying, detailed setups are very easy to follow but are only applicable for selling shares you already own, not for selling short Kansas City Southern stock

As a golden rule, you should not hold an open trade that leads to greater losses than those expected at the time of the buy. The timing to sell your stock must always be determined by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Kansas City Southern stock?

In the current situation of Kansas City Southern there is not any eligible sell setup, so Kansas City Southern stock holders with operations in profit can keep their positions

Kansas City Southern ratings

In the last 30 days, 5 ratings were published for Kansas City Southern

Kansas City Southern analysts' ratings - Last 30 days
Brokerage firmRating
Apr 19th, 2021
Raymond James NeutralBuy
Apr 21st, 2021
Wells Fargo & Company
Apr 26th, 2021
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft BuyNeutral
Raymond James NeutralBuy
May 3rd, 2021
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft Neutral

Kansas City Southern stock analysis

Since last March, Kansas City Southern has been printing an uptrend that so far marked an amazing 57.26%. Rising tops and bottoms can be seen easily on a chart and how price gave very few entry points on the breakouts. Latest pullback was in mid-April, when price bounced at $255.71. Kansas City Southern broke out above $269.49 (its last top) in mid-April. That breakout was a good buying opportunity that resulted in a 14.66% profit

$KSU at new Highs

Last Thursday, Kansas City Southern marked all-time highs (ATH) again at $315.39. Stock hit new all-time highs 3 times in the last 2 weeks

SMAs overview

KSU stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

Price is at highs and there are not upper resistance levels.

The current supports are:

  • S1: $269.49 (-12.79% below)
  • S2: $255.71 (-17.25% below)
  • S3: $222.99 (-27.84% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    KSU stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    Broke through the overbought line last Friday, marking a value of 71.54. Contrary to what many investors may think, the fact that the value is above 70 does not imply a sell signal, as stock price can be above the level of 70 for many weeks and continue to rally

    KSU stock RSI chart

    Kansas City Southern stock price history

    Kansas City Southern went public on Mar 17th, 1980 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, KSU stock surged by -, with an average of 0.00% per year. If you had invested thousand dollars in Kansas City Southern stock at that time, it would have a value of $inf today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    KSU stock price history chart

    Price target for Kansas City Southern stock

    Nobody knows how much a stock will be priced tomorrow. However, many stock price predictions are posted every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts.

    The following table shows the price forecasts published by brokerage institutions in the last month. Again, these targets are not direct recommendations for small investors and must not be trusted blindly.

    The average price target for Kansas City Southern stock calculated from the table below is $289.40. Kansas City Southern closed at $309.01 last Friday, that is a 6.78% than the predicted price.

    Kansas City Southern stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Apr 19th, 2021
    Raymond James $255.00$286.00
    Apr 21st, 2021
    Wells Fargo & Company $275.00
    Apr 26th, 2021
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft $212.00$300.00
    Raymond James $255.00$286.00
    May 3rd, 2021
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft $212.00$300.00

    Earnings and financials

    Kansas City Southern ($KSU) came out with earnings of $1.91 per share in mid-April, matching the Wall St consensus estimate of $1.94 per share. Reported sales were $706.0 million, aligned with the market forecasts as well.

    This compares to Earnings of $1.96 per share same quarter last year, so current EPS means a decrease of -2.55%. Looking at revenues, figures slightly moved compared to $7.3B same quarter last year.

    KSU ($KSU) presents quarterly earnings report next July. Forecasted for this quarter is $2.21, compared to $1.91 that was reported for Q1.

    Kansas City Southern performance

    KSU performance compared
    Kansas City Southern ($KSU) 19.30% 47.00% 66.20%

    The viewpoints written in this post are personal and should not be followed as recommendations for you to buy or sell shares. The author of this report does not know the specific situations of the reader, his or her financial statements or what is in his or her best interest at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Viewpoints are published for educative reasons only

    KSU summary

    Friday, May 14th, 2021
    Day range$308.4 - $314.4
    Previous close$313.45
    Session gain-1.42%
    Average true range$5.77
    50d mov avg$264.49
    100d mov avg$236.07
    200d mov avg$209.69
    Earnings dateJuly 16th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Kansas City Southern stock symbol?

    Kansas City Southern is a public company trading in the US stock market with the KSU symbol

    Is Kansas City Southern stock a buy or sell?

    Kansas City Southern received 5 ratings in the last 30 days: 2 bullish, 0 bearish and 2 neutral.

    Will KSU go up?

    Kansas City Southern had different price forecasts published by analysts in the last month forecasting the target price to $289.40. That is a 6.35% than the last price ($309.01).