Lowe's Companies (LOW)

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Lowe's Companies Price to Book Value:

6.935 for April 20, 2015

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April 20, 2015 6.935
April 17, 2015 6.927
April 16, 2015 7.073
April 15, 2015 7.009
April 14, 2015 7.063
April 13, 2015 7.047
April 10, 2015 7.151
April 9, 2015 7.089
April 8, 2015 7.143
April 7, 2015 7.076
April 6, 2015 7.166
April 2, 2015 7.145
April 1, 2015 7.102
March 31, 2015 7.102
March 30, 2015 7.142
March 27, 2015 7.034
March 26, 2015 7.017
March 25, 2015 7.152
March 24, 2015 7.282
March 23, 2015 7.259
March 20, 2015 7.245
March 19, 2015 7.181
March 18, 2015 7.177
March 17, 2015 7.182
March 16, 2015 7.266
March 13, 2015 7.142
   
March 12, 2015 7.217
March 11, 2015 7.037
March 10, 2015 7.036
March 9, 2015 7.152
March 6, 2015 7.080
March 5, 2015 7.181
March 4, 2015 7.129
March 3, 2015 7.224
March 2, 2015 7.232
Feb. 27, 2015 7.136
Feb. 26, 2015 7.136
Feb. 25, 2015 7.168
Feb. 24, 2015 7.189
Feb. 23, 2015 7.101
Feb. 20, 2015 7.084
Feb. 19, 2015 6.962
Feb. 18, 2015 6.984
Feb. 17, 2015 6.980
Feb. 13, 2015 6.939
Feb. 12, 2015 6.952
Feb. 11, 2015 6.879
Feb. 10, 2015 6.911
Feb. 9, 2015 6.833
Feb. 6, 2015 6.925
Feb. 5, 2015 6.883

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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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LOW Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Home Depot 15.72
Wal-Mart Stores 3.087
Lumber Liquidators Hldgs 2.639

LOW Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.360 Aug 10 2011
Maximum 7.282 Mar 24 2015
Average 3.042

LOW Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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