Kansas City Southern (KSU)

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121.65 +3.23  +2.73% NYSE Sep 17, 5:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Kansas City Southern Price to Book Value:

3.803 for Sept. 17, 2014

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Sept. 17, 2014 3.803
Sept. 16, 2014 3.702
Sept. 15, 2014 3.604
Sept. 12, 2014 3.594
Sept. 11, 2014 3.616
Sept. 10, 2014 3.601
Sept. 9, 2014 3.612
Sept. 8, 2014 3.629
Sept. 5, 2014 3.664
Sept. 4, 2014 3.633
Sept. 3, 2014 3.618
Sept. 2, 2014 3.632
Aug. 29, 2014 3.606
Aug. 28, 2014 3.576
Aug. 26, 2014 3.547
Aug. 25, 2014 3.555
Aug. 22, 2014 3.551
Aug. 21, 2014 3.572
Aug. 20, 2014 3.580
Aug. 19, 2014 3.531
Aug. 18, 2014 3.545
Aug. 15, 2014 3.518
Aug. 14, 2014 3.516
Aug. 13, 2014 3.470
Aug. 12, 2014 3.485
   
Aug. 11, 2014 3.491
Aug. 8, 2014 3.428
Aug. 7, 2014 3.358
Aug. 6, 2014 3.388
Aug. 5, 2014 3.388
Aug. 4, 2014 3.401
Aug. 1, 2014 3.370
July 31, 2014 3.409
July 30, 2014 3.464
July 29, 2014 3.442
July 28, 2014 3.471
July 25, 2014 3.572
July 24, 2014 3.616
July 23, 2014 3.617
July 22, 2014 3.644
July 21, 2014 3.609
July 18, 2014 3.638
July 17, 2014 3.541
July 16, 2014 3.548
July 15, 2014 3.524
July 14, 2014 3.522
July 11, 2014 3.503
July 10, 2014 3.494
July 9, 2014 3.493
July 8, 2014 3.425

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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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KSU Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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CSX 2.927
Norfolk Southern 2.798
Union Pacific 4.517

KSU Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.148 Nov 2 2009
Maximum 4.218 Nov 14 2013
Average 2.702

KSU Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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