AstraZeneca (AZN)

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70.53 -0.91  -1.27% NYSE Oct 1, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

AstraZeneca Price to Book Value:

4.042 for Oct. 1, 2014

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Oct. 1, 2014 4.042
Sept. 30, 2014 4.095
Sept. 29, 2014 4.124
Sept. 26, 2014 4.125
Sept. 25, 2014 4.069
Sept. 24, 2014 4.108
Sept. 23, 2014 4.077
Sept. 22, 2014 4.280
Sept. 19, 2014 4.283
Sept. 18, 2014 4.251
Sept. 17, 2014 4.199
Sept. 16, 2014 4.221
Sept. 15, 2014 4.229
Sept. 12, 2014 4.202
Sept. 11, 2014 4.238
Sept. 10, 2014 4.282
Sept. 9, 2014 4.218
Sept. 8, 2014 4.234
Sept. 5, 2014 4.284
Sept. 4, 2014 4.274
Sept. 3, 2014 4.328
Sept. 2, 2014 4.278
Aug. 29, 2014 4.356
Aug. 28, 2014 4.255
Aug. 27, 2014 4.216
   
Aug. 26, 2014 4.226
Aug. 25, 2014 4.235
Aug. 22, 2014 4.187
Aug. 21, 2014 4.195
Aug. 20, 2014 4.069
Aug. 19, 2014 4.042
Aug. 18, 2014 4.028
Aug. 15, 2014 3.928
Aug. 14, 2014 3.934
Aug. 13, 2014 3.926
Aug. 12, 2014 3.967
Aug. 11, 2014 3.972
Aug. 8, 2014 3.926
Aug. 7, 2014 4.013
Aug. 6, 2014 4.064
Aug. 5, 2014 4.150
Aug. 4, 2014 4.224
Aug. 1, 2014 4.160
July 31, 2014 4.172
July 30, 2014 4.196
July 29, 2014 4.192
July 28, 2014 4.236
July 25, 2014 4.270
July 24, 2014 4.272
July 23, 2014 4.297

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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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AZN Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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Bristol-Myers Squibb 5.536
GlaxoSmithKline 10.60
Eli Lilly 4.029

AZN Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.347 Nov 25 2011
Maximum 4.766 May 1 2014
Average 3.043

AZN Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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