Costco Wholesale (COST)

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144.55 +0.30  +0.21% NASDAQ Jul 28, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Costco Wholesale Price to Book Value:

6.003 for July 28, 2015

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July 28, 2015 6.004
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
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

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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 3.581
Wal-Mart Stores 3.002
Dollar General 4.352

COST Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.217 Aug 23 2010
Maximum 6.602 Mar 24 2015
Average 3.924

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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