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Barnes & Noble Price to Book Value:

2.309 for Jan. 23, 2015

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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
Jan. 15, 2015 2.209
Jan. 14, 2015 2.291
Jan. 13, 2015 2.302
Jan. 12, 2015 2.360
Jan. 9, 2015 2.379
Jan. 8, 2015 2.372
Jan. 7, 2015 2.261
Jan. 6, 2015 2.209
Jan. 5, 2015 2.270
Jan. 2, 2015 2.254
Dec. 31, 2014 2.227
Dec. 30, 2014 2.242
Dec. 29, 2014 2.254
Dec. 26, 2014 2.253
Dec. 24, 2014 2.250
Dec. 23, 2014 2.214
Dec. 22, 2014 2.218
Dec. 19, 2014 2.195
Dec. 18, 2014 2.254
Dec. 17, 2014 2.234
   
Dec. 16, 2014 2.136
Dec. 15, 2014 2.202
Dec. 12, 2014 2.171
Dec. 11, 2014 2.166
Dec. 10, 2014 2.146
Dec. 9, 2014 2.154
Dec. 8, 2014 2.135
Dec. 5, 2014 2.171
Dec. 4, 2014 2.017
Dec. 3, 2014 2.133
Dec. 2, 2014 2.105
Dec. 1, 2014 2.128
Nov. 28, 2014 2.211
Nov. 26, 2014 2.194
Nov. 25, 2014 2.191
Nov. 24, 2014 2.266
Nov. 21, 2014 2.223
Nov. 20, 2014 2.208
Nov. 19, 2014 2.165
Nov. 18, 2014 2.142
Nov. 17, 2014 2.122
Nov. 14, 2014 2.149
Nov. 13, 2014 2.145
Nov. 12, 2014 2.163
Nov. 11, 2014 2.134

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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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Amazon.com 13.99
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Staples 1.783

BKS Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.6045 Apr 18 2011
Maximum 2.379 Jan 9 2015
Average 1.302

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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