Costco Wholesale (COST)

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142.04 +0.48  +0.34% NASDAQ Dec 19, 10:52AM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Costco Wholesale Price to Book Value:

5.063 for Dec. 19, 2014

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Dec. 19, 2014 5.063
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
   
Nov. 12, 2014 4.871
Nov. 11, 2014 4.876
Nov. 10, 2014 4.899
Nov. 7, 2014 4.90
Nov. 6, 2014 4.878
Nov. 5, 2014 4.857
Nov. 4, 2014 4.859
Nov. 3, 2014 4.778
Oct. 31, 2014 4.746
Oct. 30, 2014 4.732
Oct. 29, 2014 4.694
Oct. 28, 2014 4.663
Oct. 27, 2014 4.658
Oct. 24, 2014 4.641
Oct. 23, 2014 4.647
Oct. 22, 2014 4.645
Oct. 21, 2014 4.636
Oct. 20, 2014 4.569
Oct. 17, 2014 4.435
Oct. 16, 2014 4.375
Oct. 15, 2014 4.423
Oct. 14, 2014 4.492
Oct. 13, 2014 4.518
Oct. 10, 2014 4.586
Oct. 9, 2014 4.569

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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 2.904
Wal-Mart Stores 3.502
Dollar General 4.048

COST Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.165 Jul 21 2010
Maximum 5.091 Nov 29 2013
Average 3.514

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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