Costco Wholesale (COST)

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143.24 -0.44  -0.31% NASDAQ May 26, 5:00PM Delayed 2m USD

Costco Wholesale Price to Book Value:

6.175 for May 26, 2015

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May 26, 2015 6.175
May 22, 2015 6.194
May 21, 2015 6.205
May 20, 2015 6.186
May 19, 2015 6.240
May 18, 2015 6.253
May 15, 2015 6.244
May 14, 2015 6.147
May 13, 2015 6.175
May 12, 2015 6.211
May 11, 2015 6.219
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
April 22, 2015 6.336
April 21, 2015 6.352
April 20, 2015 6.307
   
April 17, 2015 6.232
April 16, 2015 6.342
April 15, 2015 6.426
April 14, 2015 6.446
April 13, 2015 6.424
April 10, 2015 6.451
April 9, 2015 6.415
April 8, 2015 6.553
April 7, 2015 6.543
April 6, 2015 6.574
April 2, 2015 6.537
April 1, 2015 6.477
March 31, 2015 6.531
March 30, 2015 6.568
March 27, 2015 6.487
March 26, 2015 6.469
March 25, 2015 6.513
March 24, 2015 6.602
March 23, 2015 6.593
March 20, 2015 6.578
March 19, 2015 6.523
March 18, 2015 6.506
March 17, 2015 6.468
March 16, 2015 6.466
March 13, 2015 6.435

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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 3.590
Wal-Mart Stores 3.196
Dollar General 3.909

COST Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.165 Jul 21 2010
Maximum 6.602 Mar 24 2015
Average 3.799

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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