Barnes & Noble (BKS)

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Barnes & Noble Price to Book Value:

1.251 for March 31, 2015

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March 31, 2015 1.251
March 30, 2015 1.247
March 27, 2015 1.223
March 26, 2015 1.196
March 25, 2015 1.194
March 24, 2015 1.213
March 23, 2015 1.209
March 20, 2015 1.215
March 19, 2015 1.219
March 18, 2015 1.222
March 17, 2015 1.233
March 16, 2015 1.228
March 13, 2015 1.240
March 12, 2015 1.244
March 11, 2015 1.248
March 10, 2015 1.176
March 9, 2015 1.308
March 6, 2015 1.293
March 5, 2015 1.311
March 4, 2015 1.318
March 3, 2015 1.322
March 2, 2015 1.339
Feb. 27, 2015 1.289
Feb. 26, 2015 1.342
Feb. 25, 2015 1.256
Feb. 24, 2015 1.266
   
Feb. 23, 2015 1.280
Feb. 20, 2015 1.276
Feb. 19, 2015 1.257
Feb. 18, 2015 1.279
Feb. 17, 2015 1.262
Feb. 13, 2015 1.269
Feb. 12, 2015 1.266
Feb. 11, 2015 1.256
Feb. 10, 2015 1.257
Feb. 9, 2015 1.229
Feb. 6, 2015 1.253
Feb. 5, 2015 1.268
Feb. 4, 2015 1.264
Feb. 3, 2015 1.259
Feb. 2, 2015 1.233
Jan. 30, 2015 2.253
Jan. 29, 2015 2.303
Jan. 28, 2015 2.251
Jan. 27, 2015 2.337
Jan. 26, 2015 2.340
Jan. 23, 2015 2.309
Jan. 22, 2015 2.217
Jan. 21, 2015 2.167
Jan. 20, 2015 2.156
Jan. 16, 2015 2.208

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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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BKS Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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BKS Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.6045 Apr 18 2011
Maximum 2.379 Jan 9 2015
Average 1.307

BKS Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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