Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)

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Wal-Mart Stores Price to Book Value:

3.164 for April 24, 2015

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April 24, 2015 3.164
April 23, 2015 3.138
April 22, 2015 3.109
April 21, 2015 3.093
April 20, 2015 3.097
April 17, 2015 3.087
April 16, 2015 3.141
April 15, 2015 3.160
April 14, 2015 3.177
April 13, 2015 3.182
April 10, 2015 3.197
April 9, 2015 3.204
April 8, 2015 3.212
April 7, 2015 3.191
April 6, 2015 3.21
April 2, 2015 3.200
April 1, 2015 3.199
March 31, 2015 3.26
March 30, 2015 3.271
March 27, 2015 3.226
March 26, 2015 3.248
March 25, 2015 3.225
March 24, 2015 3.294
March 23, 2015 3.304
March 20, 2015 3.301
   
March 19, 2015 3.233
March 18, 2015 3.273
March 17, 2015 3.277
March 16, 2015 3.303
March 13, 2015 3.248
March 12, 2015 3.248
March 11, 2015 3.200
March 10, 2015 3.255
March 9, 2015 3.287
March 6, 2015 3.275
March 5, 2015 3.314
March 4, 2015 3.275
March 3, 2015 3.306
March 2, 2015 3.330
Feb. 27, 2015 3.329
Feb. 26, 2015 3.323
Feb. 25, 2015 3.314
Feb. 24, 2015 3.354
Feb. 23, 2015 3.355
Feb. 20, 2015 3.343
Feb. 19, 2015 3.312
Feb. 18, 2015 3.422
Feb. 17, 2015 3.409
Feb. 13, 2015 3.403
Feb. 12, 2015 3.406

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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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WMT Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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Costco Wholesale 6.385
Target 3.792
Dollar General 4.071

WMT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.467 Aug 10 2011
Maximum 3.737 May 15 2013
Average 3.154

WMT Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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