Kansas City Southern (KSU)

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107.79 -5.91  -5.20% NYSE Jan 23, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Kansas City Southern Price to Book Value:

3.268 for Jan. 23, 2015

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Jan. 23, 2015 3.268
Jan. 22, 2015 3.447
Jan. 21, 2015 3.354
Jan. 20, 2015 3.335
Jan. 16, 2015 3.334
Jan. 15, 2015 3.312
Jan. 14, 2015 3.337
Jan. 13, 2015 3.380
Jan. 12, 2015 3.435
Jan. 9, 2015 3.464
Jan. 8, 2015 3.490
Jan. 7, 2015 3.434
Jan. 6, 2015 3.417
Jan. 5, 2015 3.494
Jan. 2, 2015 3.651
Dec. 31, 2014 3.700
Dec. 30, 2014 3.720
Dec. 29, 2014 3.752
Dec. 26, 2014 3.711
Dec. 24, 2014 3.714
Dec. 23, 2014 3.738
Dec. 22, 2014 3.712
Dec. 19, 2014 3.647
Dec. 18, 2014 3.578
Dec. 17, 2014 3.498
   
Dec. 16, 2014 3.378
Dec. 15, 2014 3.364
Dec. 12, 2014 3.324
Dec. 11, 2014 3.392
Dec. 10, 2014 3.403
Dec. 9, 2014 3.494
Dec. 8, 2014 3.464
Dec. 5, 2014 3.556
Dec. 4, 2014 3.591
Dec. 3, 2014 3.646
Dec. 2, 2014 3.610
Dec. 1, 2014 3.501
Nov. 28, 2014 3.606
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

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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 3.070
Union Pacific 5.039
Norfolk Southern 2.607

KSU Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.403 Jan 29 2010
Maximum 4.218 Nov 14 2013
Average 2.857

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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