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57.50 -0.27  -0.47% NYSE Apr 23, 4:59PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Merck Price to Book Value:

3.398 for April 23, 2014

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April 23, 2014 3.398
April 22, 2014 3.414
April 21, 2014 3.383
April 17, 2014 3.337
April 16, 2014 3.324
April 15, 2014 3.312
April 14, 2014 3.284
April 11, 2014 3.304
April 10, 2014 3.300
April 9, 2014 3.374
April 8, 2014 3.252
April 7, 2014 3.261
April 4, 2014 3.316
April 3, 2014 3.322
April 2, 2014 3.336
April 1, 2014 3.331
March 31, 2014 3.354
March 28, 2014 3.308
March 27, 2014 3.293
March 26, 2014 3.310
March 25, 2014 3.261
March 24, 2014 3.178
March 21, 2014 3.230
March 20, 2014 3.285
March 19, 2014 3.308
   
March 18, 2014 3.330
March 17, 2014 3.324
March 14, 2014 3.291
March 13, 2014 3.297
March 12, 2014 3.357
March 11, 2014 3.350
March 10, 2014 3.387
March 7, 2014 3.396
March 6, 2014 3.384
March 5, 2014 3.361
March 4, 2014 3.372
March 3, 2014 3.334
Feb. 28, 2014 3.368
Feb. 27, 2014 3.348
Feb. 26, 2014 3.325
Feb. 25, 2014 3.304
Feb. 24, 2014 3.320
Feb. 21, 2014 3.311
Feb. 20, 2014 3.298
Feb. 19, 2014 3.252
Feb. 18, 2014 3.291
Feb. 14, 2014 3.276
Feb. 13, 2014 3.256
Feb. 12, 2014 3.25
Feb. 11, 2014 3.291

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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

Companies
Bristol-Myers Squibb 5.553
AbbVie 17.69
Johnson & Johnson 3.827

MRK Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.655 Aug 10 2011
Maximum 5.141 Dec 15 2009
Average 2.423
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