Alere (ALR)

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48.61 +0.02  +0.04% NYSE Jul 31, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Alere PS Ratio (TTM):

1.522 for July 31, 2015

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July 31, 2015 1.522
July 30, 2015 1.523
July 29, 2015 1.543
July 28, 2015 1.542
July 27, 2015 1.568
July 24, 2015 1.596
July 23, 2015 1.605
July 22, 2015 1.636
July 21, 2015 1.610
July 20, 2015 1.622
July 17, 2015 1.619
July 16, 2015 1.640
July 15, 2015 1.620
July 14, 2015 1.622
July 13, 2015 1.646
July 10, 2015 1.654
July 9, 2015 1.641
July 8, 2015 1.633
July 7, 2015 1.658
July 6, 2015 1.674
July 2, 2015 1.691
July 1, 2015 1.684
June 30, 2015 1.653
June 29, 2015 1.629
June 26, 2015 1.638
June 25, 2015 1.623
   
June 24, 2015 1.603
June 23, 2015 1.631
June 22, 2015 1.621
June 19, 2015 1.619
June 18, 2015 1.610
June 17, 2015 1.558
June 16, 2015 1.566
June 15, 2015 1.568
June 12, 2015 1.594
June 11, 2015 1.600
June 10, 2015 1.575
June 9, 2015 1.575
June 8, 2015 1.589
June 5, 2015 1.603
June 4, 2015 1.625
June 3, 2015 1.642
June 2, 2015 1.594
June 1, 2015 1.596
May 29, 2015 1.616
May 28, 2015 1.610
May 27, 2015 1.617
May 26, 2015 1.599
May 22, 2015 1.608
May 21, 2015 1.592
May 20, 2015 1.587

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About Price to Sales Ratio

The price to sales ratio (PS ratio) is calculated by dividing stock price by the revenue per share. It is most useful for comparing companies within a sector or industry because "normal" values for this ratio vary from industry to industry. In general, low price to sales ratios are more appealing because they suggest that a company is undervalued.

An example illustrating why PS ratios should not be compared across industries: On June 21, 2010, Starbucks had a PS ratio of 1.12 while Yahoo! had a PS ratio of 2.56. In other words, Yahoo! shareholders were paying $2.56 for $1 of sales while Starbucks shareholders would only pay $1.12 for $1 of sales. However, at that same moment, the two companies' price to earnings ratios were virtually identical (Starbucks: 28.09 and Yahoo!: 27.78). Hence, shareholders were paying nearly the same amount for $1.00 in earnings. The PS ratios, though, are less comparable since Yahoo!'s profit margins are much higher than that of Starbucks.

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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ALR PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

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Affymetrix 2.471
Cepheid 7.740

ALR PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.5135 Nov 08 2012
Maximum 1.691 Jul 02 2015
Average 1.040

ALR PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: ps_ratio
  • Latest data point: =YCP("ALR", "ps_ratio")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("ALR", "ps_ratio", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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