Kansas City Southern (KSU) Trades at $104.68 After Triangle; Hightower Advisors Trimmed Hunt J B Trans Svcs (JBHT) Position

June 28, 2018 - By Danny Collins

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Kansas City Southern (KSU) formed triangle with $108.87 target or 4.00% above today’s $104.68 share price. Kansas City Southern (KSU) has $10.74B valuation. The stock decreased 1.00% or $1.06 during the last trading session, reaching $104.68. About 682,452 shares traded. Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) has risen 20.38% since June 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.81% the S&P500. Some Historical KSU News: 08/03/2018 – Kansas City Southern Received Final Resolution From Panel of Mexican Economic Competition Commission; 24/05/2018 – KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF GINGER L. ADAMIAK TO VICE PRESIDENT ENERGY, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIAL INNOVATION; 24/05/2018 – Kansas City Southern Announces Promotion of Ginger L. Adamiak to Vice President Energy, Industrial Development and Commercial; 27/04/2018 – Kansas City Southern Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance; 08/03/2018 – KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN – RECEIVED FINAL RESOLUTION HANDED DOWN BY PANEL OF MEXICAN ECONOMIC COMPETITION COMMISSION; 20/04/2018 – Kansas City Southern 1Q EPS $1.40; 08/03/2018 – KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN – FINAL RESOLUTION DISMISSES COFECE’S PRELIMINARY REPORT & FINDING OF LACK OF EFFECTIVE COMPETITION FOR INTERCONNECTION SERVICES; 18/04/2018 – Kansas City Southern expected to post earnings of $1.33 a share – Earnings Preview; 08/03/2018 – KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN STATEMENT REGARDING MEXICAN ECONOMIC COMPETITION COMMISSION FINAL RESOLUTION ON EFFECTIVE COMPETITION IN THE MARKET FOR INTERCONNECTION SERVICES; 25/04/2018 – Kansas City Southern Re-Launches Intermodal Service between New Orleans and Dallas

Hightower Advisors Llc decreased Hunt J B Trans Svcs Inc (JBHT) stake by 11.94% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Hightower Advisors Llc sold 5,619 shares as Hunt J B Trans Svcs Inc (JBHT)’s stock rose 4.23%. The Hightower Advisors Llc holds 41,447 shares with $4.86 million value, down from 47,066 last quarter. Hunt J B Trans Svcs Inc now has $13.34B valuation. The stock decreased 1.21% or $1.49 during the last trading session, reaching $121.5. About 510,252 shares traded. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) has risen 51.06% since June 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.49% the S&P500. Some Historical JBHT News: 16/04/2018 – JB Hunt 1Q Net $118.1M; 21/05/2018 – J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Named to Fortune 500 List for Sixth Consecutive Year, Breaks into Top 400; 26/03/2018 – Bestpass Adds J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., to Client Roster; 16/04/2018 – J.B. Hunt Profit Jumps on Strong Freight Demand Pricing Gains; 09/05/2018 – JB Hunt Presenting at Bank of America Conference May 15; 16/04/2018 – J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Reports Revenues and Earnings for the First Quarter 2018; 16/04/2018 – JB Hunt Sees 2018 Tax Rate 26%; 08/03/2018 J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. to Participate in J.P. Morgan 2018 Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference; 16/04/2018 – JB Hunt 1Q Dedicated Contract Svcs Rev $494.5M; 21/04/2018 – DJ JB Hunt Transport Services Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (JBHT)

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.42, from 1.27 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 56 investors sold Kansas City Southern shares while 167 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 136 raised stakes. 86.43 million shares or 0.07% less from 86.48 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 0.01% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) or 35,061 shares. Suffolk Cap Management Ltd Liability Corporation has 2.33% invested in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) for 150,029 shares. Pggm Invs stated it has 183,800 shares. 44,006 were accumulated by Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio. Captrust Fincl Advsrs stated it has 10,885 shares. First Corp In stated it has 660 shares. Macquarie Grp Incorporated Limited has 7,600 shares. Country Trust Commercial Bank accumulated 968 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department accumulated 24,746 shares. Brandywine Global Inv Lc reported 0.07% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). Granite Prtn Limited Company has 0.05% invested in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) for 6,385 shares. Cetera Advisors Ltd Liability has 2,252 shares. Johnson Fincl Grp reported 820 shares. Rampart Invest Management Limited Co has invested 0.07% in Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU). North Star Investment Mngmt stated it has 180 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 3 selling transactions for $419,213 activity. Upchurch Michael W sold $228,441 worth of stock. 1,000 Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) shares with value of $104,345 were bought by Maier Henry J. $262,725 worth of stock was sold by Hancock Brian D. on Wednesday, January 31. Another trade for 300 shares valued at $32,392 was made by Grafton Suzanne M on Friday, May 4.

Among 5 analysts covering Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Kansas City Southern had 10 analyst reports since January 16, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Susquehanna. The stock of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, April 13 by BMO Capital Markets. On Monday, April 23 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Hold” on Monday, April 2. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, March 8 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, April 23 to “Outperform”. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, April 6. On Thursday, March 8 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, May 24. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, April 25 by Morgan Stanley.

Analysts await Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) to report earnings on July, 20. They expect $1.55 EPS, up 16.54% or $0.22 from last year’s $1.33 per share. KSU’s profit will be $159.03 million for 16.88 P/E if the $1.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.30 actual EPS reported by Kansas City Southern for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 19.23% EPS growth.

Among 16 analysts covering JB Hunt (NASDAQ:JBHT), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. JB Hunt had 29 analyst reports since December 29, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, April 12. On Tuesday, April 10 the stock rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs with “Sell”. The stock of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, June 20. The stock of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 5 by Credit Suisse. The stock of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) earned “Buy” rating by Susquehanna on Monday, January 29. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Buy” on Friday, April 13. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to “Hold” on Friday, January 19. As per Thursday, January 11, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Thursday, January 11 by J.P. Morgan. The company was maintained on Monday, January 8 by Susquehanna.

Analysts await J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) to report earnings on July, 16. They expect $1.27 EPS, up 44.32% or $0.39 from last year’s $0.88 per share. JBHT’s profit will be $139.39M for 23.92 P/E if the $1.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.07 actual EPS reported by J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 18.69% EPS growth.

Since January 24, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $33.69 million activity. The insider GARRISON EARL WAYNE sold $5.83 million. Shares for $281,688 were sold by HUNT JOHNNIE B JR. Hicks Bradley W. had sold 1,300 shares worth $156,901. 500 shares valued at $63,060 were sold by Field Darren P. on Friday, May 18.

Another recent and important J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) news was published by Nasdaq.com which published an article titled: “Report: Developing Opportunities within ConocoPhillips, Teleflex, Enterprise Products Partners, Tandem Diabetes …” on June 12, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.25, from 1.19 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 33 investors sold JBHT shares while 141 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 105 raised stakes. 79.92 million shares or 4.29% more from 76.63 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 412,130 were reported by Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas Inc. Chevy Chase Trust Inc holds 72,740 shares. Eulav Asset Management holds 0.32% or 56,600 shares. Vanguard Gru Incorporated owns 9.64M shares. Td Asset Mgmt holds 317,897 shares. Ledyard Savings Bank has 116 shares. Oakbrook Invests Ltd Co stated it has 4,345 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Lmr Prns Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.11% or 9,713 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.07% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Macquarie Group Incorporated Ltd stated it has 0.01% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Advantus Capital Mgmt owns 8,723 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Employees Retirement Of Texas holds 0.01% of its portfolio in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) for 4,000 shares. Commercial Bank Of Nova Scotia invested 0.01% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Moreover, One Natl Association has 0.02% invested in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Moreover, Castleark Mngmt Ltd Liability Com has 1.12% invested in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT).

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