Kansas City Southern (KSU)

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94.74 -0.01  -0.01% NYSE Apr 29, 21:57 Delayed 2m USD

Kansas City Southern Price to Book Value:

2.60 for April 29, 2016
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April 29, 2016 2.60
April 28, 2016 2.635
April 27, 2016 2.682
April 26, 2016 2.662
April 25, 2016 2.660
April 22, 2016 2.695
April 21, 2016 2.660
April 20, 2016 2.648
April 19, 2016 2.635
April 18, 2016 2.51
April 15, 2016 2.510
April 14, 2016 2.502
April 13, 2016 2.484
April 12, 2016 2.399
April 11, 2016 2.413
April 8, 2016 2.411
April 7, 2016 2.340
April 6, 2016 2.356
April 5, 2016 2.376
April 4, 2016 2.358
April 1, 2016 2.355
March 31, 2016 2.344
March 30, 2016 2.382
March 29, 2016 2.369
March 28, 2016 2.330
   
March 24, 2016 2.358
March 23, 2016 2.370
March 22, 2016 2.372
March 21, 2016 2.402
March 18, 2016 2.429
March 17, 2016 2.425
March 16, 2016 2.358
March 15, 2016 2.349
March 14, 2016 2.389
March 11, 2016 2.369
March 10, 2016 2.288
March 9, 2016 2.316
March 8, 2016 2.326
March 7, 2016 2.402
March 4, 2016 2.406
March 3, 2016 2.399
March 2, 2016 2.375
March 1, 2016 2.342
Feb. 29, 2016 2.268
Feb. 26, 2016 2.330
Feb. 25, 2016 2.286
Feb. 24, 2016 2.253
Feb. 23, 2016 2.257
Feb. 22, 2016 2.304
Feb. 19, 2016 2.296

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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

Companies
CSX 2.248
Norfolk Southern 2.180
Union Pacific 3.583

KSU Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.786 Jan 20 2016
Maximum 4.218 Nov 14 2013
Average 3.053

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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