Kaiser Aluminum (KALU)

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76.49 +0.47  +0.62% NASDAQ Mar 3, 1:49PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Kaiser Aluminum Price to Book Value:

1.315 for March 3, 2015

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March 3, 2015 1.315
March 2, 2015 1.307
Feb. 27, 2015 1.299
Feb. 26, 2015 1.301
Feb. 25, 2015 1.304
Feb. 24, 2015 1.330
Feb. 23, 2015 1.304
Feb. 20, 2015 1.295
Feb. 19, 2015 1.253
Feb. 18, 2015 1.228
Feb. 17, 2015 1.233
Feb. 13, 2015 1.248
Feb. 12, 2015 1.245
Feb. 11, 2015 1.233
Feb. 10, 2015 1.242
Feb. 9, 2015 1.249
Feb. 6, 2015 1.255
Feb. 5, 2015 1.254
Feb. 4, 2015 1.245
Feb. 3, 2015 1.238
Feb. 2, 2015 1.216
Jan. 30, 2015 1.201
Jan. 29, 2015 1.208
Jan. 28, 2015 1.197
Jan. 27, 2015 1.212
Jan. 26, 2015 1.20
   
Jan. 23, 2015 1.209
Jan. 22, 2015 1.218
Jan. 21, 2015 1.212
Jan. 20, 2015 1.221
Jan. 16, 2015 1.220
Jan. 15, 2015 1.216
Jan. 14, 2015 1.223
Jan. 13, 2015 1.229
Jan. 12, 2015 1.228
Jan. 9, 2015 1.226
Jan. 8, 2015 1.230
Jan. 7, 2015 1.222
Jan. 6, 2015 1.225
Jan. 5, 2015 1.234
Jan. 2, 2015 1.242
Dec. 31, 2014 1.238
Dec. 30, 2014 1.162
Dec. 29, 2014 1.164
Dec. 26, 2014 1.161
Dec. 24, 2014 1.151
Dec. 23, 2014 1.148
Dec. 22, 2014 1.145
Dec. 19, 2014 1.160
Dec. 18, 2014 1.159
Dec. 17, 2014 1.142

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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.

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KALU Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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Alcoa 1.492
Aluminum Corporation 1.020
Alumina 1.67

KALU Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7263 Jul 6 2010
Maximum 1.330 Feb 24 2015
Average 1.072

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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