Merck & Co (MRK)

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57.75 +0.15  +0.26% NYSE Mar 27, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Merck & Co Price to Book Value:

3.369 for March 27, 2015

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March 27, 2015 3.369
March 26, 2015 3.360
March 25, 2015 3.399
March 24, 2015 3.421
March 23, 2015 3.426
March 20, 2015 3.418
March 19, 2015 3.396
March 18, 2015 3.364
March 17, 2015 3.295
March 16, 2015 3.332
March 13, 2015 3.279
March 12, 2015 3.277
March 11, 2015 3.271
March 10, 2015 3.301
March 9, 2015 3.341
March 6, 2015 3.316
March 5, 2015 3.383
March 4, 2015 3.377
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

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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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AbbVie 52.75
Pfizer 2.969
Novartis 3.403

MRK Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.655 Aug 10 2011
Maximum 3.901 Dec 8 2014
Average 2.540

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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