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35.54 +0.08  +0.23% NYSE Jan 23, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

On Assignment Price to Book Value:

2.893 for Jan. 23, 2015

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Jan. 23, 2015 2.893
Jan. 22, 2015 2.887
Jan. 21, 2015 2.809
Jan. 20, 2015 2.770
Jan. 16, 2015 2.640
Jan. 15, 2015 2.574
Jan. 14, 2015 2.616
Jan. 13, 2015 2.634
Jan. 12, 2015 2.616
Jan. 9, 2015 2.606
Jan. 8, 2015 2.655
Jan. 7, 2015 2.614
Jan. 6, 2015 2.546
Jan. 5, 2015 2.603
Jan. 2, 2015 2.647
Dec. 31, 2014 2.702
Dec. 30, 2014 2.731
Dec. 29, 2014 2.770
Dec. 26, 2014 2.752
Dec. 24, 2014 2.740
Dec. 23, 2014 2.713
Dec. 22, 2014 2.682
Dec. 19, 2014 2.643
Dec. 18, 2014 2.608
Dec. 17, 2014 2.530
   
Dec. 16, 2014 2.483
Dec. 15, 2014 2.513
Dec. 12, 2014 2.545
Dec. 11, 2014 2.590
Dec. 10, 2014 2.556
Dec. 9, 2014 2.599
Dec. 8, 2014 2.548
Dec. 5, 2014 2.604
Dec. 4, 2014 2.526
Dec. 3, 2014 2.586
Dec. 2, 2014 2.542
Dec. 1, 2014 2.511
Nov. 28, 2014 2.502
Nov. 26, 2014 2.535
Nov. 25, 2014 2.535
Nov. 24, 2014 2.525
Nov. 21, 2014 2.508
Nov. 20, 2014 2.494
Nov. 19, 2014 2.453
Nov. 18, 2014 2.491
Nov. 17, 2014 2.486
Nov. 14, 2014 2.497
Nov. 13, 2014 2.474
Nov. 12, 2014 2.524
Nov. 11, 2014 2.468

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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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ASGN Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
ManpowerGroup 1.762
Robert Half International 8.306
Korn/Ferry International 1.890

ASGN Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.6881 Aug 30 2010
Maximum 3.499 May 24 2012
Average 2.015

ASGN Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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