Quest Diagnostics (DGX)

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75.76 -1.09  -1.42% NYSE Apr 1, 1:51PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Quest Diagnostics Price to Book Value:

2.542 for April 1, 2015

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April 1, 2015 2.542
March 31, 2015 2.578
March 30, 2015 2.607
March 27, 2015 2.557
March 26, 2015 2.546
March 25, 2015 2.548
March 24, 2015 2.591
March 23, 2015 2.593
March 20, 2015 2.575
March 19, 2015 2.556
March 18, 2015 2.562
March 17, 2015 2.49
March 16, 2015 2.472
March 13, 2015 2.456
March 12, 2015 2.436
March 11, 2015 2.387
March 10, 2015 2.379
March 9, 2015 2.385
March 6, 2015 2.388
March 5, 2015 2.426
March 4, 2015 2.408
March 3, 2015 2.382
March 2, 2015 2.379
Feb. 27, 2015 2.353
Feb. 26, 2015 2.386
Feb. 25, 2015 2.392
   
Feb. 24, 2015 2.370
Feb. 23, 2015 2.382
Feb. 20, 2015 2.408
Feb. 19, 2015 2.397
Feb. 18, 2015 2.396
Feb. 17, 2015 2.407
Feb. 13, 2015 2.405
Feb. 12, 2015 2.404
Feb. 11, 2015 2.399
Feb. 10, 2015 2.363
Feb. 9, 2015 2.318
Feb. 6, 2015 2.337
Feb. 5, 2015 2.393
Feb. 4, 2015 2.402
Feb. 3, 2015 2.435
Feb. 2, 2015 2.407
Jan. 30, 2015 2.380
Jan. 29, 2015 2.380
Jan. 28, 2015 2.363
Jan. 27, 2015 2.388
Jan. 26, 2015 2.396
Jan. 23, 2015 2.373
Jan. 22, 2015 2.411
Jan. 21, 2015 2.327
Jan. 20, 2015 2.348

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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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DGX Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Laboratory of America 4.484
Quintiles Transnational
Myriad Genetics 3.626

DGX Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.857 Feb 7 2014
Maximum 2.978 Jun 22 2011
Average 2.320

DGX Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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