Costco Wholesale (COST)

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136.39 -0.10  -0.07% NASDAQ Jul 2, 8:00PM Delayed 2m USD

Costco Wholesale Price to Book Value:

5.662 for July 2, 2015

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July 2, 2015 5.662
July 1, 2015 5.666
June 30, 2015 5.607
June 29, 2015 5.633
June 26, 2015 5.731
June 25, 2015 5.706
June 24, 2015 5.743
June 23, 2015 5.797
June 22, 2015 5.820
June 19, 2015 5.824
June 18, 2015 5.832
June 17, 2015 5.765
June 16, 2015 5.728
June 15, 2015 5.697
June 12, 2015 5.761
June 11, 2015 5.784
June 10, 2015 5.788
June 9, 2015 5.730
June 8, 2015 5.731
June 5, 2015 5.761
June 4, 2015 5.839
June 3, 2015 5.900
June 2, 2015 5.870
June 1, 2015 5.911
May 29, 2015 6.140
   
May 28, 2015 6.212
May 27, 2015 6.262
May 26, 2015 6.172
May 22, 2015 6.191
May 21, 2015 6.202
May 20, 2015 6.183
May 19, 2015 6.236
May 18, 2015 6.250
May 15, 2015 6.240
May 14, 2015 6.144
May 13, 2015 6.172
May 12, 2015 6.208
May 11, 2015 6.216
May 8, 2015 6.289
May 7, 2015 6.232
May 6, 2015 6.241
May 5, 2015 6.229
May 4, 2015 6.283
May 1, 2015 6.268
April 30, 2015 6.167
April 29, 2015 6.228
April 28, 2015 6.320
April 27, 2015 6.335
April 24, 2015 6.385
April 23, 2015 6.35

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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 3.706
Wal-Mart Stores 3.022
Dollar General 4.350

COST Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.165 Jul 21 2010
Maximum 6.602 Mar 24 2015
Average 3.874

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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