Kansas City Southern ( KSU ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 28, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.33 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 18, 2017. Shareholders who purchased KSU prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 8th quarter that KSU has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $85.29, the dividend yield is 1.55%.
The previous trading day's last sale of KSU was $85.29, representing a -15.29% decrease from the 52 week high of $100.69 and a 37.12% increase over the 52 week low of $62.20.
KSU is a part of the Transportation sector, which includes companies such as Union Pacific Corporation ( UNP ) and Canadian National Railway Company ( CNI ). KSU's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.5. Zacks Investment Research reports KSU's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 1.81%, compared to an industry average of 5.3%.