Kansas City Southern (KSU)

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118.66 -6.64  -5.30% NYSE Nov 28, 1:59PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Kansas City Southern Price to Book Value:

3.598 for Nov. 28, 2014

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Nov. 28, 2014 3.598
Nov. 26, 2014 3.799
Nov. 25, 2014 3.802
Nov. 24, 2014 3.794
Nov. 21, 2014 3.765
Nov. 20, 2014 3.766
Nov. 19, 2014 3.727
Nov. 18, 2014 3.751
Nov. 17, 2014 3.784
Nov. 14, 2014 3.816
Nov. 13, 2014 3.778
Nov. 12, 2014 3.746
Nov. 11, 2014 3.785
Nov. 10, 2014 3.782
Nov. 7, 2014 3.739
Nov. 6, 2014 3.751
Nov. 5, 2014 3.693
Nov. 4, 2014 3.657
Nov. 3, 2014 3.685
Oct. 31, 2014 3.723
Oct. 30, 2014 3.662
Oct. 29, 2014 3.653
Oct. 28, 2014 3.692
Oct. 27, 2014 3.640
Oct. 24, 2014 3.646
   
Oct. 23, 2014 3.630
Oct. 22, 2014 3.541
Oct. 21, 2014 3.642
Oct. 20, 2014 3.530
Oct. 17, 2014 3.511
Oct. 16, 2014 3.529
Oct. 15, 2014 3.504
Oct. 14, 2014 3.491
Oct. 13, 2014 3.382
Oct. 10, 2014 3.413
Oct. 9, 2014 3.507
Oct. 8, 2014 3.621
Oct. 7, 2014 3.546
Oct. 6, 2014 3.655
Oct. 3, 2014 3.700
Oct. 2, 2014 3.595
Oct. 1, 2014 3.543
Sept. 30, 2014 3.675
Sept. 29, 2014 3.805
Sept. 26, 2014 3.754
Sept. 25, 2014 3.722
Sept. 24, 2014 3.782
Sept. 23, 2014 3.724
Sept. 22, 2014 3.741
Sept. 19, 2014 3.797

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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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Union Pacific 5.087
Norfolk Southern 2.916
CSX 3.394

KSU Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.363 Dec 9 2009
Maximum 4.218 Nov 14 2013
Average 2.798

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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