Costco Wholesale (COST)

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138.41 -2.07  -1.47% NASDAQ Sep 4, 14:54 Delayed 2m USD

Costco Wholesale Price to Book Value:

5.746 for Sept. 4, 2015

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Sept. 4, 2015 5.746
Sept. 3, 2015 5.832
Sept. 2, 2015 5.829
Sept. 1, 2015 5.741
Aug. 31, 2015 5.814
Aug. 28, 2015 5.810
Aug. 27, 2015 5.820
Aug. 26, 2015 5.735
Aug. 25, 2015 5.509
Aug. 24, 2015 5.520
Aug. 21, 2015 5.770
Aug. 20, 2015 5.966
Aug. 19, 2015 6.026
Aug. 18, 2015 6.045
Aug. 17, 2015 6.064
Aug. 14, 2015 6.064
Aug. 13, 2015 6.030
Aug. 12, 2015 6.081
Aug. 11, 2015 6.056
Aug. 10, 2015 6.071
Aug. 7, 2015 6.03
Aug. 6, 2015 6.079
Aug. 5, 2015 6.098
Aug. 4, 2015 6.013
Aug. 3, 2015 6.041
July 31, 2015 6.032
   
July 30, 2015 6.032
July 29, 2015 6.035
July 28, 2015 6.001
July 27, 2015 5.988
July 24, 2015 6.019
July 23, 2015 6.044
July 22, 2015 6.076
July 21, 2015 6.017
July 20, 2015 6.021
July 17, 2015 6.006
July 16, 2015 5.991
July 15, 2015 5.962
July 14, 2015 5.975
July 13, 2015 5.980
July 10, 2015 5.925
July 9, 2015 5.789
July 8, 2015 5.808
July 7, 2015 5.832
July 6, 2015 5.641
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

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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 3.491
Wal-Mart Stores 2.648
Dollar General 3.924

COST Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.348 Sep 07 2010
Maximum 6.602 Mar 24 2015
Average 4.004

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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