Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)

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72.01 -0.15  -0.21% NYSE Jul 31, 17:00 Delayed 2m USD

Wal-Mart Stores Price to Book Value:

3.029 for July 31, 2015

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July 31, 2015 3.029
July 30, 2015 3.035
July 29, 2015 3.038
July 28, 2015 3.032
July 27, 2015 3.002
July 24, 2015 3.010
July 23, 2015 3.050
July 22, 2015 3.077
July 21, 2015 3.059
July 20, 2015 3.074
July 17, 2015 3.087
July 16, 2015 3.105
July 15, 2015 3.098
July 14, 2015 3.104
July 13, 2015 3.107
July 10, 2015 3.075
July 9, 2015 3.061
July 8, 2015 3.073
July 7, 2015 3.104
July 6, 2015 3.050
July 2, 2015 3.022
July 1, 2015 3.023
June 30, 2015 2.983
June 29, 2015 3.004
June 26, 2015 3.033
June 25, 2015 3.022
   
June 24, 2015 3.044
June 23, 2015 3.052
June 22, 2015 3.061
June 19, 2015 3.059
June 18, 2015 3.069
June 17, 2015 3.059
June 16, 2015 3.043
June 15, 2015 3.025
June 12, 2015 3.046
June 11, 2015 3.068
June 10, 2015 3.067
June 9, 2015 3.048
June 8, 2015 3.054
June 5, 2015 3.073
June 4, 2015 3.119
June 3, 2015 3.150
June 2, 2015 3.141
June 1, 2015 3.149
May 29, 2015 3.130
May 28, 2015 3.154
May 27, 2015 3.169
May 26, 2015 3.156
May 22, 2015 3.197
May 21, 2015 3.207
May 20, 2015 3.199

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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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Dollar Tree Stores 8.552
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WMT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.467 Aug 10 2011
Maximum 3.737 May 15 2013
Average 3.168

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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