Quest Diagnostics (DGX)

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66.34 +0.78  +1.19% NYSE Dec 19, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Quest Diagnostics Price to Book Value:

2.293 for Dec. 19, 2014

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Dec. 19, 2014 2.293
Dec. 18, 2014 2.266
Dec. 17, 2014 2.204
Dec. 16, 2014 2.175
Dec. 15, 2014 2.185
Dec. 12, 2014 2.192
Dec. 11, 2014 2.240
Dec. 10, 2014 2.221
Dec. 9, 2014 2.241
Dec. 8, 2014 2.250
Dec. 5, 2014 2.246
Dec. 4, 2014 2.233
Dec. 3, 2014 2.273
Dec. 2, 2014 2.246
Dec. 1, 2014 2.235
Nov. 28, 2014 2.257
Nov. 26, 2014 2.227
Nov. 25, 2014 2.206
Nov. 24, 2014 2.235
Nov. 21, 2014 2.226
Nov. 20, 2014 2.195
Nov. 19, 2014 2.194
Nov. 18, 2014 2.215
Nov. 17, 2014 2.179
Nov. 14, 2014 2.157
   
Nov. 13, 2014 2.204
Nov. 12, 2014 2.174
Nov. 11, 2014 2.177
Nov. 10, 2014 2.167
Nov. 7, 2014 2.132
Nov. 6, 2014 2.169
Nov. 5, 2014 2.089
Nov. 4, 2014 2.121
Nov. 3, 2014 2.147
Oct. 31, 2014 2.193
Oct. 30, 2014 2.194
Oct. 29, 2014 2.201
Oct. 28, 2014 2.203
Oct. 27, 2014 2.174
Oct. 24, 2014 2.204
Oct. 23, 2014 2.173
Oct. 22, 2014 2.116
Oct. 21, 2014 2.119
Oct. 20, 2014 2.068
Oct. 17, 2014 2.039
Oct. 16, 2014 2.009
Oct. 15, 2014 2.001
Oct. 14, 2014 2.006
Oct. 13, 2014 2.032
Oct. 10, 2014 2.024

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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

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Laboratory of America 3.242
Agilent Technologies 2.612
Abaxis 6.666

DGX Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.857 Feb 7 2014
Maximum 2.978 Jun 22 2011
Average 2.334

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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