Vivus (VVUS)

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4.36 +0.48  +12.37% NASDAQ Sep 18, 3:43PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Vivus Price to Book Value:

3.797 for Sept. 18, 2014

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Sept. 18, 2014 3.797
Sept. 17, 2014 3.379
Sept. 16, 2014 3.292
Sept. 15, 2014 3.336
Sept. 12, 2014 3.510
Sept. 11, 2014 3.606
Sept. 10, 2014 3.536
Sept. 9, 2014 3.501
Sept. 8, 2014 3.640
Sept. 5, 2014 3.623
Sept. 4, 2014 3.588
Sept. 3, 2014 3.666
Sept. 2, 2014 3.745
Aug. 29, 2014 3.736
Aug. 28, 2014 3.606
Aug. 26, 2014 3.727
Aug. 25, 2014 3.632
Aug. 22, 2014 3.658
Aug. 21, 2014 3.658
Aug. 20, 2014 3.693
Aug. 19, 2014 3.701
Aug. 18, 2014 3.658
Aug. 15, 2014 3.632
Aug. 14, 2014 3.553
Aug. 13, 2014 3.71
   
Aug. 12, 2014 3.954
Aug. 11, 2014 4.084
Aug. 8, 2014 3.954
Aug. 7, 2014 3.971
Aug. 6, 2014 3.989
Aug. 5, 2014 3.997
Aug. 4, 2014 4.032
Aug. 1, 2014 4.067
July 31, 2014 4.198
July 30, 2014 4.450
July 29, 2014 4.224
July 28, 2014 4.198
July 25, 2014 4.198
July 24, 2014 4.267
July 23, 2014 4.189
July 22, 2014 4.134
July 21, 2014 4.117
July 18, 2014 4.090
July 17, 2014 4.003
July 16, 2014 4.030
July 15, 2014 4.108
July 14, 2014 4.230
July 11, 2014 4.204
July 10, 2014 4.169
July 9, 2014 4.282

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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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VVUS Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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VVUS Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.675 Jul 19 2010
Maximum 15.03 Feb 27 2012
Average 5.559

VVUS Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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