Merck (MRK)

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58.34 -0.24  -0.41% NYSE Mar 3, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Merck Price to Book Value:

3.404 for March 3, 2015

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March 3, 2015 3.404
March 2, 2015 3.418
Feb. 27, 2015 3.415
Feb. 26, 2015 3.440
Feb. 25, 2015 3.412
Feb. 24, 2015 3.405
Feb. 23, 2015 3.401
Feb. 20, 2015 3.404
Feb. 19, 2015 3.401
Feb. 18, 2015 3.430
Feb. 17, 2015 3.43
Feb. 13, 2015 3.431
Feb. 12, 2015 3.435
Feb. 11, 2015 3.427
Feb. 10, 2015 3.434
Feb. 9, 2015 3.403
Feb. 6, 2015 3.43
Feb. 5, 2015 3.452
Feb. 4, 2015 3.445
Feb. 3, 2015 3.560
Feb. 2, 2015 3.552
Jan. 30, 2015 3.517
Jan. 29, 2015 3.622
Jan. 28, 2015 3.585
Jan. 27, 2015 3.650
   
Jan. 26, 2015 3.665
Jan. 23, 2015 3.646
Jan. 22, 2015 3.652
Jan. 21, 2015 3.626
Jan. 20, 2015 3.653
Jan. 16, 2015 3.677
Jan. 15, 2015 3.610
Jan. 14, 2015 3.654
Jan. 13, 2015 3.628
Jan. 12, 2015 3.635
Jan. 9, 2015 3.650
Jan. 8, 2015 3.667
Jan. 7, 2015 3.594
Jan. 6, 2015 3.519
Jan. 5, 2015 3.386
Jan. 2, 2015 3.337
Dec. 31, 2014 3.313
Dec. 30, 2014 3.634
Dec. 29, 2014 3.639
Dec. 26, 2014 3.642
Dec. 24, 2014 3.622
Dec. 23, 2014 3.606
Dec. 22, 2014 3.717
Dec. 19, 2014 3.756
Dec. 18, 2014 3.718

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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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MRK Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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Pfizer 2.972
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MRK Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.655 Aug 10 2011
Maximum 3.901 Dec 8 2014
Average 2.520

MRK Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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