Walgreen (WAG)

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71.45 -1.84  -2.51% NYSE Jul 28, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Walgreen Price to Book Value:

3.191 for July 28, 2014

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July 28, 2014 3.191
July 25, 2014 3.273
July 24, 2014 3.264
July 23, 2014 3.256
July 22, 2014 3.254
July 21, 2014 3.201
July 18, 2014 3.214
July 17, 2014 3.134
July 16, 2014 3.190
July 15, 2014 3.198
July 14, 2014 3.193
July 11, 2014 3.201
July 10, 2014 3.195
July 9, 2014 3.214
July 8, 2014 3.176
July 7, 2014 3.286
July 3, 2014 3.304
July 2, 2014 3.262
July 1, 2014 3.295
June 30, 2014 3.311
June 27, 2014 3.310
June 26, 2014 3.315
June 25, 2014 3.314
June 24, 2014 3.237
June 23, 2014 3.293
   
June 20, 2014 3.329
June 19, 2014 3.367
June 18, 2014 3.398
June 17, 2014 3.265
June 16, 2014 3.273
June 13, 2014 3.263
June 12, 2014 3.237
June 11, 2014 3.335
June 10, 2014 3.338
June 9, 2014 3.346
June 6, 2014 3.351
June 5, 2014 3.377
June 4, 2014 3.330
June 3, 2014 3.196
June 2, 2014 3.216
May 30, 2014 3.302
May 29, 2014 3.265
May 28, 2014 3.205
May 27, 2014 3.225
May 23, 2014 3.204
May 22, 2014 3.206
May 21, 2014 3.161
May 20, 2014 3.163
May 19, 2014 3.193
May 16, 2014 3.112

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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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WAG Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.655 Jun 25 2012
Maximum 3.398 Jun 18 2014
Average 2.353

WAG Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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