Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B)

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142.09 -0.34  -0.24% NYSE Apr 24, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Berkshire Hathaway Price to Book Value:

1.382 for April 24, 2015

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April 24, 2015 1.382
April 23, 2015 1.385
April 22, 2015 1.381
April 21, 2015 1.372
April 20, 2015 1.382
April 17, 2015 1.368
April 16, 2015 1.382
April 15, 2015 1.388
April 14, 2015 1.388
April 13, 2015 1.395
April 10, 2015 1.395
April 9, 2015 1.397
April 8, 2015 1.393
April 7, 2015 1.391
April 6, 2015 1.398
April 2, 2015 1.396
April 1, 2015 1.395
March 31, 2015 1.403
March 30, 2015 1.420
March 27, 2015 1.399
March 26, 2015 1.391
March 25, 2015 1.396
March 24, 2015 1.403
March 23, 2015 1.415
March 20, 2015 1.415
   
March 19, 2015 1.409
March 18, 2015 1.420
March 17, 2015 1.408
March 16, 2015 1.420
March 13, 2015 1.40
March 12, 2015 1.416
March 11, 2015 1.395
March 10, 2015 1.392
March 9, 2015 1.421
March 6, 2015 1.413
March 5, 2015 1.420
March 4, 2015 1.409
March 3, 2015 1.419
March 2, 2015 1.430
Feb. 27, 2015 1.433
Feb. 26, 2015 1.442
Feb. 25, 2015 1.447
Feb. 24, 2015 1.448
Feb. 23, 2015 1.433
Feb. 20, 2015 1.446
Feb. 19, 2015 1.434
Feb. 18, 2015 1.446
Feb. 17, 2015 1.450
Feb. 13, 2015 1.442
Feb. 12, 2015 1.456

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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.

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BRK.B Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
JPMorgan Chase 1.089
Wells Fargo 1.690
American Express 3.613

BRK.B Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.9510 Sep 22 2011
Maximum 1.502 Dec 18 2014
Average 1.236

BRK.B Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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