MSC Industrial Direct (MSM)

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70.39 +2.41  +3.55% NYSE Jul 7, 3:45PM Delayed 2m USD

MSC Industrial Direct Price to Book Value:

3.448 for July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015 3.448
July 6, 2015 3.330
July 2, 2015 3.354
July 1, 2015 3.380
June 30, 2015 3.418
June 29, 2015 3.409
June 26, 2015 3.473
June 25, 2015 3.421
June 24, 2015 3.443
June 23, 2015 3.441
June 22, 2015 3.420
June 19, 2015 3.426
June 18, 2015 3.443
June 17, 2015 3.438
June 16, 2015 3.438
June 15, 2015 3.440
June 12, 2015 3.487
June 11, 2015 3.504
June 10, 2015 3.486
June 9, 2015 3.462
June 8, 2015 3.458
June 5, 2015 3.490
June 4, 2015 3.466
June 3, 2015 3.505
June 2, 2015 3.436
June 1, 2015 3.412
   
May 29, 2015 3.398
May 28, 2015 3.477
May 27, 2015 3.480
May 26, 2015 3.451
May 22, 2015 3.499
May 21, 2015 3.53
May 20, 2015 3.493
May 19, 2015 3.497
May 18, 2015 3.537
May 15, 2015 3.541
May 14, 2015 3.549
May 13, 2015 3.53
May 12, 2015 3.577
May 11, 2015 3.547
May 8, 2015 3.539
May 7, 2015 3.519
May 6, 2015 3.520
May 5, 2015 3.510
May 4, 2015 3.562
May 1, 2015 3.506
April 30, 2015 3.481
April 29, 2015 3.543
April 28, 2015 3.573
April 27, 2015 3.556
April 24, 2015 3.514

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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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MSM Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Anixter International 1.893
Fastenal 6.634
W W Grainger 4.996

MSM Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 3.098 Aug 30 2010
Maximum 5.066 Apr 06 2011
Average 3.947

MSM Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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