American Capital (ACAS)

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14.82 -0.14  -0.90% NASDAQ May 5, 5:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

American Capital Price to Book Value:

0.7362 for May 5, 2015

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May 5, 2015 0.7362
May 4, 2015 0.7429
May 1, 2015 0.7469
April 30, 2015 0.7499
April 29, 2015 0.7558
April 28, 2015 0.7556
April 27, 2015 0.7533
April 24, 2015 0.7568
April 23, 2015 0.7553
April 22, 2015 0.7543
April 21, 2015 0.7524
April 20, 2015 0.7583
April 17, 2015 0.7553
April 16, 2015 0.7548
April 15, 2015 0.7499
April 14, 2015 0.7509
April 13, 2015 0.7533
April 10, 2015 0.7479
April 9, 2015 0.7528
April 8, 2015 0.7494
April 7, 2015 0.7479
April 6, 2015 0.7499
April 2, 2015 0.7494
April 1, 2015 0.7355
March 31, 2015 0.735
March 30, 2015 0.7394
   
March 27, 2015 0.7424
March 26, 2015 0.7454
March 25, 2015 0.7578
March 24, 2015 0.7484
March 23, 2015 0.7454
March 20, 2015 0.7424
March 19, 2015 0.736
March 18, 2015 0.7399
March 17, 2015 0.735
March 16, 2015 0.7434
March 13, 2015 0.7374
March 12, 2015 0.729
March 11, 2015 0.728
March 10, 2015 0.733
March 9, 2015 0.7404
March 6, 2015 0.736
March 5, 2015 0.7489
March 4, 2015 0.7394
March 3, 2015 0.7444
March 2, 2015 0.728
Feb. 27, 2015 0.7255
Feb. 26, 2015 0.73
Feb. 25, 2015 0.733
Feb. 24, 2015 0.7404
Feb. 23, 2015 0.7394

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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.

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ACAS Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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Ares Capital 0.9951
Franklin Resources 2.742
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ACAS Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.4927 Jul 6 2010
Maximum 0.9361 Mar 30 2011
Average 0.7151

ACAS Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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