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Agilent Technologies Price to Book Value:

3.307 for March 30, 2015

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March 30, 2015 3.306
March 27, 2015 3.258
March 26, 2015 3.226
March 25, 2015 3.234
March 24, 2015 3.257
March 23, 2015 3.345
March 20, 2015 3.345
March 19, 2015 3.345
March 18, 2015 3.338
March 17, 2015 3.296
March 16, 2015 3.314
March 13, 2015 3.239
March 12, 2015 3.257
March 11, 2015 3.238
March 10, 2015 3.220
March 9, 2015 3.308
March 6, 2015 3.292
March 5, 2015 3.346
March 4, 2015 3.329
March 3, 2015 3.349
March 2, 2015 3.384
Feb. 27, 2015 3.345
Feb. 26, 2015 3.357
Feb. 25, 2015 3.345
Feb. 24, 2015 3.334
Feb. 23, 2015 3.307
   
Feb. 20, 2015 3.325
Feb. 19, 2015 3.261
Feb. 18, 2015 3.292
Feb. 17, 2015 3.212
Feb. 13, 2015 3.182
Feb. 12, 2015 3.172
Feb. 11, 2015 3.117
Feb. 10, 2015 3.144
Feb. 9, 2015 3.094
Feb. 6, 2015 3.118
Feb. 5, 2015 3.133
Feb. 4, 2015 3.100
Feb. 3, 2015 3.140
Feb. 2, 2015 3.066
Jan. 30, 2015 2.390
Jan. 29, 2015 2.434
Jan. 28, 2015 2.405
Jan. 27, 2015 2.453
Jan. 26, 2015 2.478
Jan. 23, 2015 2.456
Jan. 22, 2015 2.510
Jan. 21, 2015 2.415
Jan. 20, 2015 2.401
Jan. 16, 2015 2.421
Jan. 15, 2015 2.406

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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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A Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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A Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.707 Nov 15 2012
Maximum 3.727 Apr 28 2011
Average 2.483

A Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: price_to_book_value
  • Latest data point: =YCP("A", "price_to_book_value")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("A", "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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