Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL)

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135.91 +0.33  +0.24% NASDAQ Oct 31, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Sigma-Aldrich Price to Book Value:

5.214 for Oct. 31, 2014

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Oct. 31, 2014 5.214
Oct. 30, 2014 5.205
Oct. 29, 2014 5.179
Oct. 28, 2014 5.196
Oct. 27, 2014 5.179
Oct. 24, 2014 5.185
Oct. 23, 2014 5.197
Oct. 22, 2014 5.215
Oct. 21, 2014 5.206
Oct. 20, 2014 5.182
Oct. 17, 2014 5.145
Oct. 16, 2014 5.160
Oct. 15, 2014 5.188
Oct. 14, 2014 5.212
Oct. 13, 2014 5.193
Oct. 10, 2014 5.201
Oct. 9, 2014 5.206
Oct. 8, 2014 5.213
Oct. 7, 2014 5.211
Oct. 6, 2014 5.210
Oct. 3, 2014 5.224
Oct. 2, 2014 5.200
Oct. 1, 2014 5.216
Sept. 30, 2014 5.221
Sept. 29, 2014 5.257
   
Sept. 26, 2014 5.276
Sept. 25, 2014 5.226
Sept. 24, 2014 5.238
Sept. 23, 2014 5.238
Sept. 22, 2014 5.262
Sept. 19, 2014 3.949
Sept. 18, 2014 3.985
Sept. 17, 2014 3.983
Sept. 16, 2014 3.966
Sept. 15, 2014 3.948
Sept. 12, 2014 3.936
Sept. 11, 2014 3.958
Sept. 10, 2014 3.977
Sept. 9, 2014 3.965
Sept. 8, 2014 4.002
Sept. 5, 2014 4.007
Sept. 4, 2014 3.983
Sept. 3, 2014 4.001
Sept. 2, 2014 4.012
Aug. 29, 2014 4.012
Aug. 28, 2014 4.002
Aug. 27, 2014 3.984
Aug. 26, 2014 4.007
Aug. 25, 2014 4.011
Aug. 22, 2014 3.994

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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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SIAL Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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Flexible Solutions 1.285
Green Plains 1.663
W R Grace 13.83

SIAL Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 3.045 Aug 8 2011
Maximum 5.276 Sep 26 2014
Average 3.812

SIAL Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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