Kaiser Aluminum (KALU)

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69.55 +0.43  +0.62% NASDAQ Oct 31, 5:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Kaiser Aluminum Price to Book Value:

1.127 for Oct. 31, 2014

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Oct. 31, 2014 1.127
Oct. 30, 2014 1.120
Oct. 29, 2014 1.123
Oct. 28, 2014 1.121
Oct. 27, 2014 1.116
Oct. 24, 2014 1.133
Oct. 23, 2014 1.141
Oct. 22, 2014 1.139
Oct. 21, 2014 1.155
Oct. 20, 2014 1.217
Oct. 17, 2014 1.213
Oct. 16, 2014 1.196
Oct. 15, 2014 1.191
Oct. 14, 2014 1.185
Oct. 13, 2014 1.170
Oct. 10, 2014 1.177
Oct. 9, 2014 1.188
Oct. 8, 2014 1.214
Oct. 7, 2014 1.201
Oct. 6, 2014 1.212
Oct. 3, 2014 1.206
Oct. 2, 2014 1.218
Oct. 1, 2014 1.226
Sept. 30, 2014 1.235
Sept. 29, 2014 1.252
   
Sept. 26, 2014 1.250
Sept. 25, 2014 1.258
Sept. 24, 2014 1.264
Sept. 23, 2014 1.271
Sept. 22, 2014 1.275
Sept. 19, 2014 1.289
Sept. 18, 2014 1.308
Sept. 17, 2014 1.316
Sept. 16, 2014 1.306
Sept. 15, 2014 1.301
Sept. 12, 2014 1.314
Sept. 11, 2014 1.312
Sept. 10, 2014 1.294
Sept. 9, 2014 1.306
Sept. 8, 2014 1.304
Sept. 5, 2014 1.312
Sept. 4, 2014 1.292
Sept. 3, 2014 1.307
Sept. 2, 2014 1.315
Aug. 29, 2014 1.316
Aug. 28, 2014 1.309
Aug. 27, 2014 1.324
Aug. 26, 2014 1.318
Aug. 25, 2014 1.306
Aug. 22, 2014 1.312

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About Price to Book Ratio

Price to book value is a financial ratio used to compare a company's book value to its current market price. Book value is an accounting term denoting the portion of the company held by the shareholders at accounting value (not market value). In other words, book value is the company's total tangible assets less its total liabilities.

The ratio has two calculation methods. In the first way, the company's market capitalization is divided by the company's total book value from its balance sheet. The second way, using per-share values, is to divide the company's current share price by the book value per share. In general, a low price to book value indicates that a stock is undervalued and thus more desirable.

In theory, if you purchased stock with a price to book value less than 1 and the company immediately went bankrupt, you would gain money on your investment. In reality, this may not be true since there are times when liquidation value, or the price at which a company's assets can be sold, is less than the book value of those assets.

For more information on evaluating valuation multiples similar to this, please see our original white paper research : Making Sense Of Valuation Multiples.
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KALU Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Century Aluminum 2.370
Constellium 28.04
Alcoa 1.546

KALU Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7263 Jul 6 2010
Maximum 1.324 Aug 27 2014
Average 1.053

KALU Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: price_to_book_value
  • Latest data point: =YCP("KALU", "price_to_book_value")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("KALU", "price_to_book_value", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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