Lowe's Companies (LOW)

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69.36 +0.50  +0.73% NYSE Jul 31, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Lowe's Companies Price to Book Value:

6.826 for July 31, 2015

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July 31, 2015 6.826
July 30, 2015 6.777
July 29, 2015 6.765
July 28, 2015 6.673
July 27, 2015 6.598
July 24, 2015 6.612
July 23, 2015 6.663
July 22, 2015 6.637
July 21, 2015 6.534
July 20, 2015 6.564
July 17, 2015 6.646
July 16, 2015 6.715
July 15, 2015 6.719
July 14, 2015 6.731
July 13, 2015 6.722
July 10, 2015 6.678
July 9, 2015 6.596
July 8, 2015 6.548
July 7, 2015 6.630
July 6, 2015 6.52
July 2, 2015 6.564
July 1, 2015 6.618
June 30, 2015 6.591
June 29, 2015 6.646
June 26, 2015 6.752
   
June 25, 2015 6.856
June 24, 2015 6.897
June 23, 2015 6.948
June 22, 2015 6.918
June 19, 2015 6.888
June 18, 2015 6.904
June 17, 2015 6.857
June 16, 2015 6.83
June 15, 2015 6.802
June 12, 2015 6.794
June 11, 2015 6.795
June 10, 2015 6.807
June 9, 2015 6.744
June 8, 2015 6.759
June 5, 2015 6.868
June 4, 2015 6.903
June 3, 2015 6.953
June 2, 2015 6.904
June 1, 2015 6.903
May 29, 2015 6.887
May 28, 2015 7.040
May 27, 2015 7.067
May 26, 2015 6.953
May 22, 2015 6.949
May 21, 2015 6.867

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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 16.52
Wal-Mart Stores 3.027
Target 3.687

LOW Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.360 Aug 10 2011
Maximum 7.362 May 12 2015
Average 3.333

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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