Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)

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Wal-Mart Stores Price to Book Value:

3.118 for Oct. 20, 2014

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Oct. 20, 2014 3.118
Oct. 17, 2014 3.076
Oct. 16, 2014 3.064
Oct. 15, 2014 3.121
Oct. 14, 2014 3.237
Oct. 13, 2014 3.219
Oct. 10, 2014 3.250
Oct. 9, 2014 3.232
Oct. 8, 2014 3.248
Oct. 7, 2014 3.208
Oct. 6, 2014 3.211
Oct. 3, 2014 3.209
Oct. 2, 2014 3.164
Oct. 1, 2014 3.160
Sept. 30, 2014 3.174
Sept. 29, 2014 3.158
Sept. 26, 2014 3.175
Sept. 25, 2014 3.160
Sept. 24, 2014 3.199
Sept. 23, 2014 3.138
Sept. 22, 2014 3.167
Sept. 19, 2014 3.189
Sept. 18, 2014 3.164
Sept. 17, 2014 3.164
Sept. 16, 2014 3.168
   
Sept. 15, 2014 3.147
Sept. 12, 2014 3.145
Sept. 11, 2014 3.159
Sept. 10, 2014 3.176
Sept. 9, 2014 3.185
Sept. 8, 2014 3.176
Sept. 5, 2014 3.217
Sept. 4, 2014 3.178
Sept. 3, 2014 3.155
Sept. 2, 2014 3.144
Aug. 29, 2014 3.134
Aug. 28, 2014 3.150
Aug. 27, 2014 3.148
Aug. 26, 2014 3.135
Aug. 25, 2014 3.142
Aug. 22, 2014 3.143
Aug. 21, 2014 3.136
Aug. 20, 2014 3.111
Aug. 19, 2014 3.108
Aug. 18, 2014 3.092
Aug. 15, 2014 3.067
Aug. 14, 2014 3.088
Aug. 13, 2014 3.073
Aug. 12, 2014 3.081
Aug. 11, 2014 3.086

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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 4.434
Target 2.278
Dollar General 3.569

WMT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.467 Aug 10 2011
Maximum 3.737 May 15 2013
Average 3.114

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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