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2.704 for Oct. 31, 2014

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Oct. 31, 2014 2.704
Oct. 30, 2014 2.664
Oct. 29, 2014 2.669
Oct. 28, 2014 2.676
Oct. 27, 2014 2.639
Oct. 24, 2014 2.643
Oct. 23, 2014 2.624
Oct. 22, 2014 2.587
Oct. 21, 2014 2.730
Oct. 20, 2014 2.658
Oct. 17, 2014 2.648
Oct. 16, 2014 2.621
Oct. 15, 2014 2.632
Oct. 14, 2014 2.657
Oct. 13, 2014 2.625
Oct. 10, 2014 2.663
Oct. 9, 2014 2.693
Oct. 8, 2014 2.749
Oct. 7, 2014 2.691
Oct. 6, 2014 2.753
Oct. 3, 2014 2.749
Oct. 2, 2014 2.700
Oct. 1, 2014 2.694
Sept. 30, 2014 2.73
Sept. 29, 2014 2.751
   
Sept. 26, 2014 2.773
Sept. 25, 2014 2.717
Sept. 24, 2014 2.769
Sept. 23, 2014 2.748
Sept. 22, 2014 2.782
Sept. 19, 2014 2.787
Sept. 18, 2014 2.800
Sept. 17, 2014 2.760
Sept. 16, 2014 2.707
Sept. 15, 2014 2.680
Sept. 12, 2014 2.665
Sept. 11, 2014 2.678
Sept. 10, 2014 2.689
Sept. 9, 2014 2.687
Sept. 8, 2014 2.712
Sept. 5, 2014 2.722
Sept. 4, 2014 2.707
Sept. 3, 2014 2.715
Sept. 2, 2014 2.709
Aug. 29, 2014 2.662
Aug. 28, 2014 2.664
Aug. 27, 2014 2.678
Aug. 26, 2014 2.672
Aug. 25, 2014 2.675
Aug. 22, 2014 2.648

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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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DFS Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
American Express 4.605
Capital One Financial 1.056
MasterCard 14.76

DFS Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.9531 Feb 8 2010
Maximum 2.800 Sep 18 2014
Average 1.998

DFS Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: price_to_book_value
  • Latest data point: =YCP("DFS", "price_to_book_value")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("DFS", "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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