Merck (MRK)

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58.58 +0.61  +1.05% NYSE Jul 29, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Merck Price to Book Value:

3.426 for July 29, 2014

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July 29, 2014 3.426
July 28, 2014 3.390
July 25, 2014 3.400
July 24, 2014 3.404
July 23, 2014 3.398
July 22, 2014 3.417
July 21, 2014 3.392
July 18, 2014 3.412
July 17, 2014 3.368
July 16, 2014 3.400
July 15, 2014 3.386
July 14, 2014 3.402
July 11, 2014 3.417
July 10, 2014 3.426
July 9, 2014 3.424
July 8, 2014 3.402
July 7, 2014 3.422
July 3, 2014 3.462
July 2, 2014 3.453
July 1, 2014 3.422
June 30, 2014 3.383
June 27, 2014 3.364
June 26, 2014 3.423
June 25, 2014 3.442
June 24, 2014 3.387
   
June 23, 2014 3.421
June 20, 2014 3.446
June 19, 2014 3.409
June 18, 2014 3.416
June 17, 2014 3.395
June 16, 2014 3.396
June 13, 2014 3.406
June 12, 2014 3.409
June 11, 2014 3.439
June 10, 2014 3.420
June 9, 2014 3.388
June 6, 2014 3.383
June 5, 2014 3.398
June 4, 2014 3.388
June 3, 2014 3.386
June 2, 2014 3.388
May 30, 2014 3.384
May 29, 2014 3.374
May 28, 2014 3.298
May 27, 2014 3.315
May 23, 2014 3.322
May 22, 2014 3.303
May 21, 2014 3.309
May 20, 2014 3.275
May 19, 2014 3.295

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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 5.518
Pfizer 2.440
Johnson & Johnson 3.767

MRK Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.655 Aug 10 2011
Maximum 5.141 Dec 15 2009
Average 2.452

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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