WellPoint (WLP)

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122.04 -0.12  -0.10% NYSE Sep 19, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

WellPoint Price to Book Value:

1.373 for Sept. 19, 2014

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Sept. 19, 2014 1.373
Sept. 18, 2014 1.374
Sept. 17, 2014 1.352
Sept. 16, 2014 1.354
Sept. 15, 2014 1.332
Sept. 12, 2014 1.334
Sept. 11, 2014 1.350
Sept. 10, 2014 1.348
Sept. 9, 2014 1.36
Sept. 8, 2014 1.329
Sept. 5, 2014 1.338
Sept. 4, 2014 1.328
Sept. 3, 2014 1.312
Sept. 2, 2014 1.301
Aug. 29, 2014 1.311
Aug. 28, 2014 1.308
Aug. 27, 2014 1.303
Aug. 26, 2014 1.290
Aug. 25, 2014 1.274
Aug. 22, 2014 1.270
Aug. 21, 2014 1.273
Aug. 20, 2014 1.272
Aug. 19, 2014 1.278
Aug. 18, 2014 1.264
Aug. 15, 2014 1.258
   
Aug. 14, 2014 1.265
Aug. 13, 2014 1.242
Aug. 12, 2014 1.222
Aug. 11, 2014 1.208
Aug. 8, 2014 1.222
Aug. 7, 2014 1.207
Aug. 6, 2014 1.253
Aug. 5, 2014 1.242
Aug. 4, 2014 1.256
Aug. 1, 2014 1.249
July 31, 2014 1.235
July 30, 2014 1.265
July 29, 2014 1.266
July 28, 2014 1.300
July 25, 2014 1.277
July 24, 2014 1.297
July 23, 2014 1.299
July 22, 2014 1.297
July 21, 2014 1.287
July 18, 2014 1.293
July 17, 2014 1.276
July 16, 2014 1.262
July 15, 2014 1.269
July 14, 2014 1.274
July 11, 2014 1.249

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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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WLP Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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WLP Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.6927 Nov 14 2012
Maximum 1.374 Sep 18 2014
Average 0.9970

WLP Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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