Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)

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Wal-Mart Stores Price to Book Value:

3.606 for Jan. 23, 2015

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Jan. 23, 2015 3.606
Jan. 22, 2015 3.598
Jan. 21, 2015 3.53
Jan. 20, 2015 3.532
Jan. 16, 2015 3.535
Jan. 15, 2015 3.560
Jan. 14, 2015 3.529
Jan. 13, 2015 3.639
Jan. 12, 2015 3.668
Jan. 9, 2015 3.640
Jan. 8, 2015 3.686
Jan. 7, 2015 3.610
Jan. 6, 2015 3.517
Jan. 5, 2015 3.490
Jan. 2, 2015 3.500
Dec. 31, 2014 3.499
Dec. 30, 2014 3.536
Dec. 29, 2014 3.53
Dec. 26, 2014 3.541
Dec. 24, 2014 3.522
Dec. 23, 2014 3.531
Dec. 22, 2014 3.519
Dec. 19, 2014 3.470
Dec. 18, 2014 3.502
Dec. 17, 2014 3.432
   
Dec. 16, 2014 3.380
Dec. 15, 2014 3.42
Dec. 12, 2014 3.415
Dec. 11, 2014 3.416
Dec. 10, 2014 3.381
Dec. 9, 2014 3.404
Dec. 8, 2014 3.432
Dec. 5, 2014 3.427
Dec. 4, 2014 3.453
Dec. 3, 2014 3.461
Dec. 2, 2014 3.520
Dec. 1, 2014 3.513
Nov. 28, 2014 3.567
Nov. 26, 2014 3.462
Nov. 25, 2014 3.465
Nov. 24, 2014 3.484
Nov. 21, 2014 3.453
Nov. 20, 2014 3.450
Nov. 19, 2014 3.467
Nov. 18, 2014 3.418
Nov. 17, 2014 3.409
Nov. 14, 2014 3.384
Nov. 13, 2014 3.383
Nov. 12, 2014 3.231
Nov. 11, 2014 3.223

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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

Companies
Dollar General 3.946
Costco Wholesale 5.063
Dollar Tree Stores 9.350

WMT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.467 Aug 10 2011
Maximum 3.737 May 15 2013
Average 3.135

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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