Costco Wholesale (COST)

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139.65 -1.34  -0.95% NASDAQ Jan 28, 4:59PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Costco Wholesale Price to Book Value:

4.977 for Jan. 28, 2015

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Jan. 28, 2015 4.977
Jan. 27, 2015 5.025
Jan. 26, 2015 5.094
Jan. 23, 2015 5.063
Jan. 22, 2015 5.035
Jan. 21, 2015 4.959
Jan. 20, 2015 4.968
Jan. 16, 2015 4.98
Jan. 15, 2015 4.965
Jan. 14, 2015 4.965
Jan. 13, 2015 5.029
Jan. 12, 2015 5.080
Jan. 9, 2015 5.108
Jan. 8, 2015 5.188
Jan. 7, 2015 5.144
Jan. 6, 2015 5.056
Jan. 5, 2015 4.990
Jan. 2, 2015 5.047
Dec. 31, 2014 5.052
Dec. 30, 2014 5.114
Dec. 29, 2014 5.109
Dec. 26, 2014 5.112
Dec. 24, 2014 5.12
Dec. 23, 2014 5.138
Dec. 22, 2014 5.104
Dec. 19, 2014 5.053
   
Dec. 18, 2014 5.046
Dec. 17, 2014 4.966
Dec. 16, 2014 4.894
Dec. 15, 2014 4.925
Dec. 12, 2014 4.914
Dec. 11, 2014 5.040
Dec. 10, 2014 4.999
Dec. 9, 2014 5.098
Dec. 8, 2014 5.073
Dec. 5, 2014 5.106
Dec. 4, 2014 5.098
Dec. 3, 2014 5.086
Dec. 2, 2014 5.099
Dec. 1, 2014 5.060
Nov. 28, 2014 5.088
Nov. 26, 2014 5.004
Nov. 25, 2014 4.972
Nov. 24, 2014 5.005
Nov. 21, 2014 4.972
Nov. 20, 2014 4.955
Nov. 19, 2014 4.982
Nov. 18, 2014 4.953
Nov. 17, 2014 4.927
Nov. 14, 2014 4.927
Nov. 13, 2014 4.936

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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 2.908
Wal-Mart Stores 3.566
Dollar General 3.841

COST Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.165 Jul 21 2010
Maximum 5.188 Jan 8 2015
Average 3.566

COST Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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