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

By Amy Schwartz

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 19.54. Following is Genesee & Wyoming with a a P/E ratio of 16.52. Union Pacific ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 15.82.

Norfolk Southern follows with a a P/E ratio of 15.24, and CSX rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 13.33.

SmarTrend is tracking the current trend status for Norfolk Southern and will alert subscribers who have NSC in their portfolio or watchlist when shares have changed trend direction.

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