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32.47 +0.44  +1.37% NYSE Dec 19, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

On Assignment Price to Book Value:

2.643 for Dec. 19, 2014

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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
Nov. 10, 2014 2.444
Nov. 7, 2014 2.455
Nov. 6, 2014 2.439
Nov. 5, 2014 2.384
Nov. 4, 2014 2.387
Nov. 3, 2014 2.371
Oct. 31, 2014 2.369
Oct. 30, 2014 2.285
Oct. 29, 2014 2.434
Oct. 28, 2014 2.397
Oct. 27, 2014 2.319
Oct. 24, 2014 2.342
Oct. 23, 2014 2.343
Oct. 22, 2014 2.303
Oct. 21, 2014 2.312
Oct. 20, 2014 2.304
Oct. 17, 2014 2.338
Oct. 16, 2014 2.312
Oct. 15, 2014 2.342
Oct. 14, 2014 2.211
Oct. 13, 2014 2.185
Oct. 10, 2014 2.169

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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
Robert Half International 8.199
ManpowerGroup 1.780
Korn/Ferry International 1.875

ASGN Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.6881 Aug 30 2010
Maximum 3.499 May 24 2012
Average 1.989

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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