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Top 5 Companies in the Railroads Industry With the Lowest P/E Ratio (KSU, NSC, GWR, UNP, CSX)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Railroads industry with the lowest 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 lowest with a a P/E ratio of 18.83. Following is Norfolk Southern with a a P/E ratio of 20.81. Genesee & Wyoming ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 20.90.

Union Pacific follows with a a P/E ratio of 20.99, and CSX rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 26.03.

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