Kansas City Southern ( KSU ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 05, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 02, 2014. Shareholders who purchased KSU stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 30.23% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $105.47, the dividend yield is 1.06%.
The previous trading day's last sale of KSU was $105.47, representing a -16.26% decrease from the 52 week high of $125.96 and a 19.09% increase over the 52 week low of $88.56.
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 $3.09. Zacks Investment Research reports KSU's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 16.72%, compared to an industry average of 16.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to KSU through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have KSU as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Index Fund ( IYT )
- EGShares Blue Chip ETF ( BCHP )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF ( RGI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYT with an increase of 10.89% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of KSU at 7.46%.
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