Protective Life (PL)

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69.24 -0.04  -0.06% NYSE Aug 19, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Protective Life Price to Book Value:

1.148 for Aug. 19, 2014

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Aug. 19, 2014 1.148
Aug. 18, 2014 1.149
Aug. 15, 2014 1.148
Aug. 14, 2014 1.148
Aug. 13, 2014 1.152
Aug. 12, 2014 1.156
Aug. 11, 2014 1.155
Aug. 8, 2014 1.155
Aug. 7, 2014 1.150
Aug. 6, 2014 1.151
Aug. 5, 2014 1.151
Aug. 4, 2014 1.151
Aug. 1, 2014 1.150
July 31, 2014 1.150
July 30, 2014 1.151
July 29, 2014 1.151
July 28, 2014 1.151
July 25, 2014 1.151
July 24, 2014 1.150
July 23, 2014 1.150
July 22, 2014 1.151
July 21, 2014 1.151
July 18, 2014 1.151
July 17, 2014 1.15
July 16, 2014 1.151
   
July 15, 2014 1.152
July 14, 2014 1.152
July 11, 2014 1.153
July 10, 2014 1.152
July 9, 2014 1.152
July 8, 2014 1.151
July 7, 2014 1.150
July 3, 2014 1.152
July 2, 2014 1.152
July 1, 2014 1.151
June 30, 2014 1.150
June 27, 2014 1.283
June 26, 2014 1.284
June 25, 2014 1.284
June 24, 2014 1.282
June 23, 2014 1.282
June 20, 2014 1.283
June 19, 2014 1.284
June 18, 2014 1.282
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June 16, 2014 1.282
June 13, 2014 1.284
June 12, 2014 1.287
June 11, 2014 1.289
June 10, 2014 1.285

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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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PL Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
National Western Life 0.6081
Symetra Financial 0.791
FBL Financial Group 0.9479

PL Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.2891 Oct 3 2011
Maximum 1.289 Jun 11 2014
Average 0.6971

PL Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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