Alere (ALR)

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39.30 -0.51  -1.28% NYSE Sep 19, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Alere PS Ratio (TTM):

1.083 for Sept. 19, 2014

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Sept. 19, 2014 1.083
Sept. 18, 2014 1.098
Sept. 17, 2014 1.098
Sept. 16, 2014 1.110
Sept. 15, 2014 1.134
Sept. 12, 2014 1.009
Sept. 11, 2014 1.011
Sept. 10, 2014 0.9966
Sept. 9, 2014 0.993
Sept. 8, 2014 1.004
Sept. 5, 2014 0.9756
Sept. 4, 2014 0.985
Sept. 3, 2014 0.9844
Sept. 2, 2014 0.999
Aug. 29, 2014 0.9773
Aug. 28, 2014 0.9759
Aug. 26, 2014 0.9751
Aug. 25, 2014 0.9629
Aug. 22, 2014 0.9679
Aug. 21, 2014 0.9651
Aug. 20, 2014 0.9596
Aug. 19, 2014 0.9651
Aug. 18, 2014 0.9599
Aug. 15, 2014 0.9571
Aug. 14, 2014 0.9712
   
Aug. 13, 2014 0.9649
Aug. 12, 2014 0.9445
Aug. 11, 2014 0.9533
Aug. 8, 2014 0.9522
Aug. 7, 2014 0.9582
Aug. 6, 2014 0.9842
Aug. 5, 2014 0.9897
Aug. 4, 2014 0.958
Aug. 1, 2014 1.101
July 31, 2014 1.103
July 30, 2014 1.100
July 29, 2014 1.089
July 28, 2014 1.086
July 25, 2014 1.081
July 24, 2014 1.087
July 23, 2014 1.082
July 22, 2014 1.064
July 21, 2014 1.062
July 18, 2014 1.062
July 17, 2014 1.053
July 16, 2014 1.051
July 15, 2014 1.045
July 14, 2014 1.048
July 11, 2014 1.056
July 10, 2014 1.062

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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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ALR PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.5135 Nov 8 2012
Maximum 2.003 Dec 22 2009
Average 1.065

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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