Whole Foods Market (WFM)

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Whole Foods Market Price to Book Value:

3.651 for Aug. 1, 2014

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Aug. 1, 2014 3.651
July 31, 2014 3.685
July 30, 2014 3.770
July 29, 2014 3.632
July 28, 2014 3.522
July 25, 2014 3.556
July 24, 2014 3.599
July 23, 2014 3.552
July 22, 2014 3.552
July 21, 2014 3.545
July 18, 2014 3.577
July 17, 2014 3.543
July 16, 2014 3.515
July 15, 2014 3.552
July 14, 2014 3.587
July 11, 2014 3.625
July 10, 2014 3.628
July 9, 2014 3.704
July 8, 2014 3.682
July 7, 2014 3.736
July 3, 2014 3.775
July 2, 2014 3.755
July 1, 2014 3.741
June 30, 2014 3.724
June 27, 2014 3.524
   
June 26, 2014 3.544
June 25, 2014 3.560
June 24, 2014 3.547
June 23, 2014 3.574
June 20, 2014 3.572
June 19, 2014 3.693
June 18, 2014 3.809
June 17, 2014 3.801
June 16, 2014 3.815
June 13, 2014 3.836
June 12, 2014 3.888
June 11, 2014 3.834
June 10, 2014 3.813
June 9, 2014 3.747
June 6, 2014 3.728
June 5, 2014 3.650
June 4, 2014 3.495
June 3, 2014 3.434
June 2, 2014 3.439
May 30, 2014 3.483
May 29, 2014 3.470
May 28, 2014 3.447
May 27, 2014 3.52
May 23, 2014 3.441
May 22, 2014 3.415

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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.

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WFM Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Kroger 5.043
Fresh Market 5.276
Safeway 1.424

WFM Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.828 Dec 31 2009
Maximum 6.265 Oct 25 2013
Average 4.053

WFM Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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