Vivus (VVUS)

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2.57 +0.08  +3.21% NASDAQ Mar 27, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Vivus Price to Book Value:

3.235 for March 27, 2015

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March 27, 2015 3.235
March 26, 2015 3.135
March 25, 2015 3.286
March 24, 2015 3.475
March 23, 2015 3.663
March 20, 2015 3.739
March 19, 2015 3.764
March 18, 2015 3.852
March 17, 2015 3.752
March 16, 2015 3.852
March 13, 2015 3.550
March 12, 2015 3.475
March 11, 2015 3.475
March 10, 2015 3.424
March 9, 2015 3.374
March 6, 2015 3.512
March 5, 2015 3.613
March 4, 2015 3.752
March 3, 2015 3.512
March 2, 2015 3.487
Feb. 27, 2015 3.286
Feb. 26, 2015 3.386
Feb. 25, 2015 3.198
Feb. 24, 2015 3.512
Feb. 23, 2015 3.525
   
Feb. 20, 2015 3.626
Feb. 19, 2015 3.374
Feb. 18, 2015 3.512
Feb. 17, 2015 3.651
Feb. 13, 2015 3.369
Feb. 12, 2015 3.206
Feb. 11, 2015 3.155
Feb. 10, 2015 3.218
Feb. 9, 2015 3.155
Feb. 6, 2015 3.193
Feb. 5, 2015 3.243
Feb. 4, 2015 3.143
Feb. 3, 2015 3.155
Feb. 2, 2015 3.231
Jan. 30, 2015 3.294
Jan. 29, 2015 3.482
Jan. 28, 2015 3.319
Jan. 27, 2015 3.419
Jan. 26, 2015 3.382
Jan. 23, 2015 3.444
Jan. 22, 2015 3.243
Jan. 21, 2015 3.419
Jan. 20, 2015 3.620
Jan. 16, 2015 3.620
Jan. 15, 2015 3.495

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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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Orexigen Therapeutics 41.75
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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 5.500

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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