Kaiser Aluminum (KALU)

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86.30 +0.60  +0.70% NASDAQ Jul 28, 15:46 Delayed 2m USD

Kaiser Aluminum Price to Book Value:

1.959 for July 28, 2015

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July 28, 2015 1.959
July 27, 2015 1.946
July 24, 2015 1.971
July 23, 2015 1.940
July 22, 2015 1.942
July 21, 2015 1.828
July 20, 2015 1.854
July 17, 2015 1.864
July 16, 2015 1.866
July 15, 2015 1.831
July 14, 2015 1.865
July 13, 2015 1.878
July 10, 2015 1.866
July 9, 2015 1.887
July 8, 2015 1.867
July 7, 2015 1.875
July 6, 2015 1.871
July 2, 2015 1.874
July 1, 2015 1.889
June 30, 2015 1.876
June 29, 2015 1.905
June 26, 2015 1.931
June 25, 2015 1.945
June 24, 2015 1.945
June 23, 2015 1.945
June 22, 2015 1.925
   
June 19, 2015 1.910
June 18, 2015 1.906
June 17, 2015 1.915
June 16, 2015 1.915
June 15, 2015 1.909
June 12, 2015 1.910
June 11, 2015 1.909
June 10, 2015 1.884
June 9, 2015 1.874
June 8, 2015 1.868
June 5, 2015 1.869
June 4, 2015 1.875
June 3, 2015 1.890
June 2, 2015 1.893
June 1, 2015 1.844
May 29, 2015 1.845
May 28, 2015 1.854
May 27, 2015 1.842
May 26, 2015 1.838
May 22, 2015 1.854
May 21, 2015 1.862
May 20, 2015 1.870
May 19, 2015 1.873
May 18, 2015 1.884
May 15, 2015 1.893

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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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KALU Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7655 Aug 24 2010
Maximum 1.971 Jul 24 2015
Average 1.148

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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