General Dynamics (GD)

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123.86 +0.18  +0.15% NYSE Aug 22, 4:59PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

General Dynamics Price to Book Value:

3.156 for Aug. 22, 2014

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Aug. 22, 2014 3.156
Aug. 21, 2014 3.152
Aug. 20, 2014 3.147
Aug. 19, 2014 3.104
Aug. 18, 2014 3.088
Aug. 15, 2014 3.041
Aug. 14, 2014 3.036
Aug. 13, 2014 3.036
Aug. 12, 2014 2.987
Aug. 11, 2014 3.002
Aug. 8, 2014 2.986
Aug. 7, 2014 2.915
Aug. 6, 2014 2.924
Aug. 5, 2014 2.965
Aug. 4, 2014 2.987
Aug. 1, 2014 2.991
July 31, 2014 2.976
July 30, 2014 3.038
July 29, 2014 3.037
July 28, 2014 3.070
July 25, 2014 3.087
July 24, 2014 3.096
July 23, 2014 3.077
July 22, 2014 3.021
July 21, 2014 3.016
   
July 18, 2014 2.998
July 17, 2014 2.959
July 16, 2014 2.994
July 15, 2014 2.994
July 14, 2014 2.973
July 11, 2014 2.978
July 10, 2014 2.944
July 9, 2014 2.946
July 8, 2014 2.926
July 7, 2014 2.950
July 3, 2014 2.957
July 2, 2014 2.943
July 1, 2014 2.968
June 30, 2014 2.970
June 27, 2014 2.943
June 26, 2014 2.930
June 25, 2014 2.936
June 24, 2014 2.922
June 23, 2014 2.974
June 20, 2014 2.994
June 19, 2014 3.006
June 18, 2014 2.996
June 17, 2014 2.983
June 16, 2014 2.985
June 13, 2014 2.984

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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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GD Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Lockheed Martin 12.87
Northrop Grumman 2.608
Boeing 6.534

GD Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.452 Sep 22 2011
Maximum 3.164 Aug 22 2014
Average 2.100

GD Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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