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37.98 +0.67  +1.80% NYSE Oct 21, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Alere PS Ratio (TTM):

1.047 for Oct. 21, 2014

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Oct. 21, 2014 1.047
Oct. 20, 2014 1.028
Oct. 17, 2014 1.023
Oct. 16, 2014 1.007
Oct. 15, 2014 1.001
Oct. 14, 2014 1.019
Oct. 13, 2014 1.020
Oct. 10, 2014 1.041
Oct. 9, 2014 1.057
Oct. 8, 2014 1.090
Oct. 7, 2014 1.082
Oct. 6, 2014 1.099
Oct. 3, 2014 1.098
Oct. 2, 2014 1.081
Oct. 1, 2014 1.067
Sept. 30, 2014 1.069
Sept. 29, 2014 1.099
Sept. 26, 2014 1.102
Sept. 25, 2014 1.099
Sept. 24, 2014 1.101
Sept. 23, 2014 1.098
Sept. 22, 2014 1.102
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. 27, 2014 0.9789
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

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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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Neogen 6.046
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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 1.051

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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