Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

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Illinois Tool Works Price to Book Value:

7.212 for April 24, 2015

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April 24, 2015 7.212
April 23, 2015 7.219
April 22, 2015 7.199
April 21, 2015 7.197
April 20, 2015 7.395
April 17, 2015 7.308
April 16, 2015 7.488
April 15, 2015 7.549
April 14, 2015 7.584
April 13, 2015 7.473
April 10, 2015 7.435
April 9, 2015 7.415
April 8, 2015 7.414
April 7, 2015 7.466
April 6, 2015 7.452
April 2, 2015 7.364
April 1, 2015 7.357
March 31, 2015 7.404
March 30, 2015 5.447
March 27, 2015 5.383
March 26, 2015 5.372
March 25, 2015 5.370
March 24, 2015 5.432
March 23, 2015 5.448
March 20, 2015 5.483
March 19, 2015 5.530
   
March 18, 2015 5.554
March 17, 2015 5.496
March 16, 2015 5.513
March 13, 2015 5.434
March 12, 2015 5.458
March 11, 2015 5.352
March 10, 2015 5.383
March 9, 2015 5.492
March 6, 2015 5.440
March 5, 2015 5.516
March 4, 2015 5.464
March 3, 2015 5.546
March 2, 2015 5.540
Feb. 27, 2015 5.501
Feb. 26, 2015 5.526
Feb. 25, 2015 5.551
Feb. 24, 2015 5.536
Feb. 23, 2015 5.523
Feb. 20, 2015 5.536
Feb. 19, 2015 5.477
Feb. 18, 2015 5.478
Feb. 17, 2015 5.464
Feb. 13, 2015 5.468
Feb. 12, 2015 5.441
Feb. 11, 2015 5.382

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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.

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ITW Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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ITW Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.953 Aug 19 2011
Maximum 7.584 Apr 14 2015
Average 3.217

ITW Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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