Costco Wholesale (COST)

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113.48 +1.42  +1.27% NASDAQ Apr 16, 5:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Costco Wholesale Price to Book Value:

4.335 for April 16, 2014

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Costco Wholesale Historical Price to Book Value Data

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April 16, 2014 4.335
April 15, 2014 4.281
April 14, 2014 4.300
April 11, 2014 4.282
April 10, 2014 4.282
April 9, 2014 4.319
April 8, 2014 4.304
April 7, 2014 4.232
April 4, 2014 4.227
April 3, 2014 4.267
April 2, 2014 4.261
April 1, 2014 4.273
March 31, 2014 4.266
March 28, 2014 4.266
March 27, 2014 4.280
March 26, 2014 4.297
March 25, 2014 4.352
March 24, 2014 4.331
March 21, 2014 4.348
March 20, 2014 4.323
March 19, 2014 4.311
March 18, 2014 4.349
March 17, 2014 4.334
March 14, 2014 4.334
March 13, 2014 4.371
   
March 12, 2014 4.401
March 11, 2014 4.382
March 10, 2014 4.378
March 7, 2014 4.336
March 6, 2014 4.327
March 5, 2014 4.449
March 4, 2014 4.456
March 3, 2014 4.422
Feb. 28, 2014 4.462
Feb. 27, 2014 4.556
Feb. 26, 2014 4.543
Feb. 25, 2014 4.526
Feb. 24, 2014 4.467
Feb. 21, 2014 4.437
Feb. 20, 2014 4.511
Feb. 19, 2014 4.505
Feb. 18, 2014 4.522
Feb. 14, 2014 4.550
Feb. 13, 2014 4.538
Feb. 12, 2014 4.499
Feb. 11, 2014 4.506
Feb. 10, 2014 4.462
Feb. 7, 2014 4.469
Feb. 6, 2014 4.478
Feb. 5, 2014 4.331

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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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COST Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Target 2.319
Wal-Mart Stores 3.260
Family Dollar Stores 4.029

COST Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.045 Jul 7 2009
Maximum 5.091 Nov 29 2013
Average 3.217
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