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47.35 -0.05  -0.11% NYSE Sep 19, 5:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Waste Management Price to Book Value:

3.773 for Sept. 19, 2014

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Sept. 19, 2014 3.773
Sept. 18, 2014 3.777
Sept. 17, 2014 3.774
Sept. 16, 2014 3.765
Sept. 15, 2014 3.755
Sept. 12, 2014 3.729
Sept. 11, 2014 3.761
Sept. 10, 2014 3.769
Sept. 9, 2014 3.746
Sept. 8, 2014 3.759
Sept. 5, 2014 3.748
Sept. 4, 2014 3.734
Sept. 3, 2014 3.739
Sept. 2, 2014 3.766
Aug. 29, 2014 3.743
Aug. 28, 2014 3.731
Aug. 27, 2014 3.742
Aug. 26, 2014 3.711
Aug. 25, 2014 3.705
Aug. 22, 2014 3.700
Aug. 21, 2014 3.721
Aug. 20, 2014 3.720
Aug. 19, 2014 3.692
Aug. 18, 2014 3.673
Aug. 15, 2014 3.651
   
Aug. 14, 2014 3.654
Aug. 13, 2014 3.642
Aug. 12, 2014 3.624
Aug. 11, 2014 3.608
Aug. 8, 2014 3.600
Aug. 7, 2014 3.510
Aug. 6, 2014 3.524
Aug. 5, 2014 3.546
Aug. 4, 2014 3.55
Aug. 1, 2014 3.539
July 31, 2014 3.577
July 30, 2014 3.618
July 29, 2014 3.633
July 28, 2014 3.497
July 25, 2014 3.514
July 24, 2014 3.531
July 23, 2014 3.528
July 22, 2014 3.547
July 21, 2014 3.540
July 18, 2014 3.537
July 17, 2014 3.508
July 16, 2014 3.554
July 15, 2014 3.543
July 14, 2014 3.534
July 11, 2014 3.529

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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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WM Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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Clean Harbors 2.310
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WM Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.114 Aug 8 2011
Maximum 3.777 Sep 18 2014
Average 2.799

WM Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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