General Dynamics (GD)

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136.60 +0.35  +0.26% NYSE Mar 5, 3:18PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

General Dynamics Price to Book Value:

3.831 for March 5, 2015

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March 5, 2015 3.830
March 4, 2015 3.821
March 3, 2015 3.844
March 2, 2015 3.920
Feb. 27, 2015 3.892
Feb. 26, 2015 3.910
Feb. 25, 2015 3.930
Feb. 24, 2015 3.973
Feb. 23, 2015 3.961
Feb. 20, 2015 3.989
Feb. 19, 2015 3.912
Feb. 18, 2015 3.888
Feb. 17, 2015 3.871
Feb. 13, 2015 3.859
Feb. 12, 2015 3.874
Feb. 11, 2015 3.848
Feb. 10, 2015 3.874
Feb. 9, 2015 3.84
Feb. 6, 2015 3.906
Feb. 5, 2015 3.889
Feb. 4, 2015 3.885
Feb. 3, 2015 3.896
Feb. 2, 2015 3.817
Jan. 30, 2015 3.741
Jan. 29, 2015 3.776
Jan. 28, 2015 3.830
   
Jan. 27, 2015 3.853
Jan. 26, 2015 3.933
Jan. 23, 2015 3.968
Jan. 22, 2015 3.965
Jan. 21, 2015 3.900
Jan. 20, 2015 3.878
Jan. 16, 2015 3.905
Jan. 15, 2015 3.867
Jan. 14, 2015 3.857
Jan. 13, 2015 3.869
Jan. 12, 2015 3.872
Jan. 9, 2015 3.902
Jan. 8, 2015 3.888
Jan. 7, 2015 3.796
Jan. 6, 2015 3.811
Jan. 5, 2015 3.807
Jan. 2, 2015 3.888
Dec. 31, 2014 3.864
Dec. 30, 2014 3.557
Dec. 29, 2014 3.583
Dec. 26, 2014 3.602
Dec. 24, 2014 3.605
Dec. 23, 2014 3.599
Dec. 22, 2014 3.602
Dec. 19, 2014 3.562

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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
Raytheon 3.445
Lockheed Martin 18.47
Northrop Grumman 4.496

GD Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.452 Sep 22 2011
Maximum 3.989 Feb 20 2015
Average 2.245

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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