Lowe's Companies (LOW)

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Lowe's Companies Price to Book Value:

7.111 for March 26, 2015

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March 26, 2015 7.111
March 25, 2015 7.248
March 24, 2015 7.380
March 23, 2015 7.356
March 20, 2015 7.343
March 19, 2015 7.277
March 18, 2015 7.273
March 17, 2015 7.278
March 16, 2015 7.363
March 13, 2015 7.238
March 12, 2015 7.314
March 11, 2015 7.132
March 10, 2015 7.131
March 9, 2015 7.248
March 6, 2015 7.175
March 5, 2015 7.277
March 4, 2015 7.225
March 3, 2015 7.321
March 2, 2015 7.329
Feb. 27, 2015 7.231
Feb. 26, 2015 7.232
Feb. 25, 2015 7.265
Feb. 24, 2015 7.286
Feb. 23, 2015 7.196
Feb. 20, 2015 7.180
Feb. 19, 2015 7.056
   
Feb. 18, 2015 7.078
Feb. 17, 2015 7.073
Feb. 13, 2015 7.032
Feb. 12, 2015 7.046
Feb. 11, 2015 6.972
Feb. 10, 2015 7.004
Feb. 9, 2015 6.925
Feb. 6, 2015 7.018
Feb. 5, 2015 6.976
Feb. 4, 2015 6.898
Feb. 3, 2015 6.796
Feb. 2, 2015 6.677
Jan. 30, 2015 6.144
Jan. 29, 2015 6.341
Jan. 28, 2015 6.276
Jan. 27, 2015 6.333
Jan. 26, 2015 6.387
Jan. 23, 2015 6.321
Jan. 22, 2015 6.306
Jan. 21, 2015 6.104
Jan. 20, 2015 6.032
Jan. 16, 2015 6.165
Jan. 15, 2015 6.016
Jan. 14, 2015 6.110
Jan. 13, 2015 6.153

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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 15.89
Lumber Liquidators Hldgs 2.597
Wal-Mart Stores 3.220

LOW Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.360 Aug 10 2011
Maximum 7.380 Mar 24 2015
Average 3.056

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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