SunTrust Banks (STI)

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SunTrust Banks PS Ratio (TTM):

2.389 for Oct. 20, 2014

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Oct. 20, 2014 2.389
Oct. 17, 2014 2.347
Oct. 16, 2014 2.288
Oct. 15, 2014 2.275
Oct. 14, 2014 2.343
Oct. 13, 2014 2.333
Oct. 10, 2014 2.356
Oct. 9, 2014 2.386
Oct. 8, 2014 2.456
Oct. 7, 2014 2.427
Oct. 6, 2014 2.466
Oct. 3, 2014 2.487
Oct. 2, 2014 2.465
Oct. 1, 2014 2.465
Sept. 30, 2014 2.491
Sept. 29, 2014 2.551
Sept. 26, 2014 2.566
Sept. 25, 2014 2.554
Sept. 24, 2014 2.588
Sept. 23, 2014 2.599
Sept. 22, 2014 2.621
Sept. 19, 2014 2.651
Sept. 18, 2014 2.670
Sept. 17, 2014 2.643
Sept. 16, 2014 2.620
   
Sept. 15, 2014 2.609
Sept. 12, 2014 2.600
Sept. 11, 2014 2.600
Sept. 10, 2014 2.592
Sept. 9, 2014 2.559
Sept. 8, 2014 2.574
Sept. 5, 2014 2.562
Sept. 4, 2014 2.559
Sept. 3, 2014 2.541
Sept. 2, 2014 2.543
Aug. 29, 2014 2.534
Aug. 28, 2014 2.522
Aug. 27, 2014 2.527
Aug. 26, 2014 2.559
Aug. 25, 2014 2.558
Aug. 22, 2014 2.537
Aug. 21, 2014 2.555
Aug. 20, 2014 2.493
Aug. 19, 2014 2.480
Aug. 18, 2014 2.474
Aug. 15, 2014 2.449
Aug. 14, 2014 2.46
Aug. 13, 2014 2.457
Aug. 12, 2014 2.433
Aug. 11, 2014 2.435

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About Price to Sales Ratio

The price to sales ratio (PS ratio) is calculated by dividing stock price by the revenue per share. It is most useful for comparing companies within a sector or industry because "normal" values for this ratio vary from industry to industry. In general, low price to sales ratios are more appealing because they suggest that a company is undervalued.

An example illustrating why PS ratios should not be compared across industries: On June 21, 2010, Starbucks had a PS ratio of 1.12 while Yahoo! had a PS ratio of 2.56. In other words, Yahoo! shareholders were paying $2.56 for $1 of sales while Starbucks shareholders would only pay $1.12 for $1 of sales. However, at that same moment, the two companies' price to earnings ratios were virtually identical (Starbucks: 28.09 and Yahoo!: 27.78). Hence, shareholders were paying nearly the same amount for $1.00 in earnings. The PS ratios, though, are less comparable since Yahoo!'s profit margins are much higher than that of Starbucks.

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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STI PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

Companies
PNC Financial Services 2.766
Bank of America 2.037
BB&T 2.784

STI PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.9258 Oct 28 2009
Maximum 2.732 Jun 17 2014
Average 1.688

STI PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: ps_ratio
  • Latest data point: =YCP("STI", "ps_ratio")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("STI", "ps_ratio", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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