Kansas City Southern

ksu

Ticker: KSU

Initial purchase: 8/29/2014

Cost basis $115.07

Current Portfolio Status: hold

Dividend Reinvestment: N

Dividends paid quarterly in Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct

Shares held on account with Motif

Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages in the freight rail transportation business. It operates north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri, and various ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas in the midwest and southeast regions of the United States. The company also operates direct rail passageway between Mexico City and Laredo, Texas serving various Mexico industrial cities and three of its seaports; a 157-mile rail line extending from Laredo, Texas to the port city of Corpus Christi, Texas; and The Kansas City Southern Railway Company rail line between Meridian, Mississippi and Shreveport, Louisiana, as well as owns the northern half of the rail bridge at Laredo, Texas. Its coordinated rail network comprises approximately 6,500 route miles extending from the midwest and southeast portions of the United States south into Mexico and connects with other Class I railroads. The company serves customers conducting business in various industries, including electric-generating utilities, chemical and petroleum products, paper and forest products, agriculture and mineral products, automotive products, and intermodal transportation. Kansas City Southern was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

Reasons for holding: 50% ownership in Panama Canal rail concession (through 2050)

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