Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)

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44.00 -0.04  -0.10% NYSE Sep 2, 17:00 Delayed 2m USD

Bank of Nova Scotia Price to Book Value:

1.417 for Sept. 2, 2015

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Sept. 2, 2015 1.417
Sept. 1, 2015 1.418
Aug. 31, 2015 1.470
Aug. 28, 2015 1.453
Aug. 27, 2015 1.46
Aug. 26, 2015 1.416
Aug. 25, 2015 1.371
Aug. 24, 2015 1.359
Aug. 21, 2015 1.408
Aug. 20, 2015 1.442
Aug. 19, 2015 1.472
Aug. 18, 2015 1.496
Aug. 17, 2015 1.505
Aug. 14, 2015 1.512
Aug. 13, 2015 1.505
Aug. 12, 2015 1.536
Aug. 11, 2015 1.530
Aug. 10, 2015 1.561
Aug. 7, 2015 1.532
Aug. 6, 2015 1.540
Aug. 5, 2015 1.558
Aug. 4, 2015 1.551
Aug. 3, 2015 1.558
July 31, 2015 1.581
July 30, 2015 1.529
July 29, 2015 1.523
   
July 28, 2015 1.480
July 27, 2015 1.460
July 24, 2015 1.489
July 23, 2015 1.496
July 22, 2015 1.505
July 21, 2015 1.521
July 20, 2015 1.527
July 17, 2015 1.544
July 16, 2015 1.560
July 15, 2015 1.545
July 14, 2015 1.560
July 13, 2015 1.564
July 10, 2015 1.562
July 9, 2015 1.545
July 8, 2015 1.555
July 7, 2015 1.574
July 6, 2015 1.575
July 2, 2015 1.574
July 1, 2015 1.611
June 30, 2015 1.608
June 29, 2015 1.624
June 26, 2015 1.684
June 25, 2015 1.681
June 24, 2015 1.666
June 23, 2015 1.666

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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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BNS Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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HSBC Holdings 0.774
Citigroup 0.7462
Bank Of China 0.6618

BNS Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.359 Aug 24 2015
Maximum 2.751 Apr 01 2011
Average 1.987

BNS Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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