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Kansas City Southern Corp. (NYSE:KSU) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Kansas City Southern Corp. (NYSE:KSU) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of April 4 and a Sell Date of July 20 has resulted in a geometric average return of 8.27% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 20 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 18 of those periods. This is an excellent rate of success, but the return underperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 20 years by an average of 4.84% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Industrials sector, which runs from October 29 to May 10. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Industrials Sector Seasonal Chart.

Kansas City Southern, the smallest Class I railroad, derives about half of its $2.7 billion revenue on 3,100 miles of track in the Central and Southern U.S. Remaining sales are produced by operating concessions on 3,200 miles of rail in Mexico and 47 miles of track adjacent to the Panama Canal. KCS’ freight includes industrial and forest products (22% of total revenue), chemicals and petroleum (23%), agriculture and minerals (18%), intermodal (14%), energy (9%), and autos (9%); other revenue stems from switching, demurrage, and the like.

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