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Highest P/E Ratio in the Railroads Industry Detected in Shares of Kansas City Southern (KSU, UNP, GWR, NSC, CSX)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Railroads industry with the highest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

Kansas City Southern ranks highest with a a P/E ratio of 21.04. Union Pacific is next with a a P/E ratio of 16.48. Genesee & Wyoming ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 16.39.

Norfolk Southern follows with a a P/E ratio of 15.89, and CSX rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 13.93.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Genesee & Wyoming on July 1st, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $59.74. Since that recommendation, shares of Genesee & Wyoming have risen 9.4%. We continue to monitor Genesee & Wyoming for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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