General Dynamics (GD)

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120.87 +3.02  +2.56% NYSE Oct 17, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

General Dynamics Price to Book Value:

3.080 for Oct. 17, 2014

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Oct. 17, 2014 3.080
Oct. 16, 2014 3.003
Oct. 15, 2014 3.006
Oct. 14, 2014 3.023
Oct. 13, 2014 3.014
Oct. 10, 2014 3.089
Oct. 9, 2014 3.096
Oct. 8, 2014 3.138
Oct. 7, 2014 3.076
Oct. 6, 2014 3.137
Oct. 3, 2014 3.148
Oct. 2, 2014 3.104
Oct. 1, 2014 3.167
Sept. 30, 2014 3.239
Sept. 29, 2014 3.249
Sept. 26, 2014 3.254
Sept. 25, 2014 3.211
Sept. 24, 2014 3.236
Sept. 23, 2014 3.210
Sept. 22, 2014 3.262
Sept. 19, 2014 3.299
Sept. 18, 2014 3.294
Sept. 17, 2014 3.268
Sept. 16, 2014 3.256
Sept. 15, 2014 3.233
   
Sept. 12, 2014 3.221
Sept. 11, 2014 3.227
Sept. 10, 2014 3.247
Sept. 9, 2014 3.218
Sept. 8, 2014 3.205
Sept. 5, 2014 3.197
Sept. 4, 2014 3.178
Sept. 3, 2014 3.184
Sept. 2, 2014 3.126
Aug. 29, 2014 3.141
Aug. 28, 2014 3.144
Aug. 27, 2014 3.160
Aug. 26, 2014 3.170
Aug. 25, 2014 3.171
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

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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 12.95
Northrop Grumman 2.520
Raytheon 2.582

GD Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.452 Sep 22 2011
Maximum 3.299 Sep 19 2014
Average 2.131

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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