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65.09 +0.08  +0.12% NYSE Dec 19, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

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2.760 for Dec. 19, 2014

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Dec. 19, 2014 2.760
Dec. 18, 2014 2.756
Dec. 17, 2014 2.646
Dec. 16, 2014 2.562
Dec. 15, 2014 2.596
Dec. 12, 2014 2.621
Dec. 11, 2014 2.680
Dec. 10, 2014 2.677
Dec. 9, 2014 2.742
Dec. 8, 2014 2.753
Dec. 5, 2014 2.750
Dec. 4, 2014 2.754
Dec. 3, 2014 2.764
Dec. 2, 2014 2.773
Dec. 1, 2014 2.766
Nov. 28, 2014 2.779
Nov. 26, 2014 2.755
Nov. 25, 2014 2.770
Nov. 24, 2014 2.763
Nov. 21, 2014 2.727
Nov. 20, 2014 2.721
Nov. 19, 2014 2.730
Nov. 18, 2014 2.755
Nov. 17, 2014 2.766
Nov. 14, 2014 2.755
   
Nov. 13, 2014 2.766
Nov. 12, 2014 2.799
Nov. 11, 2014 2.814
Nov. 10, 2014 2.813
Nov. 7, 2014 2.800
Nov. 6, 2014 2.785
Nov. 5, 2014 2.749
Nov. 4, 2014 2.722
Nov. 3, 2014 2.703
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

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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
Visa 5.899
MasterCard 15.33
American Express 4.755

DFS Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.9531 Feb 8 2010
Maximum 2.814 Nov 11 2014
Average 2.044

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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