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19.70 +0.32  +1.62% NYSE Mar 27, 4:56PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Western Union Price to Book Value:

7.902 for March 27, 2015

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March 27, 2015 7.902
March 26, 2015 7.775
March 25, 2015 7.775
March 24, 2015 7.908
March 23, 2015 7.920
March 20, 2015 7.699
March 19, 2015 7.719
March 18, 2015 7.759
March 17, 2015 7.739
March 16, 2015 7.863
March 13, 2015 7.823
March 12, 2015 7.851
March 11, 2015 7.731
March 10, 2015 7.771
March 9, 2015 7.847
March 6, 2015 7.799
March 5, 2015 7.815
March 4, 2015 7.879
March 3, 2015 7.908
March 2, 2015 8.036
Feb. 27, 2015 7.827
Feb. 26, 2015 7.855
Feb. 25, 2015 7.859
Feb. 24, 2015 7.751
Feb. 23, 2015 7.727
Feb. 20, 2015 7.799
   
Feb. 19, 2015 7.727
Feb. 18, 2015 7.739
Feb. 17, 2015 7.739
Feb. 13, 2015 7.627
Feb. 12, 2015 7.343
Feb. 11, 2015 7.339
Feb. 10, 2015 7.379
Feb. 9, 2015 7.066
Feb. 6, 2015 7.110
Feb. 5, 2015 7.170
Feb. 4, 2015 7.094
Feb. 3, 2015 7.094
Feb. 2, 2015 6.982
Jan. 30, 2015 6.818
Jan. 29, 2015 6.870
Jan. 28, 2015 6.802
Jan. 27, 2015 6.966
Jan. 26, 2015 7.106
Jan. 23, 2015 7.062
Jan. 22, 2015 7.058
Jan. 21, 2015 6.882
Jan. 20, 2015 6.822
Jan. 16, 2015 6.906
Jan. 15, 2015 6.818
Jan. 14, 2015 6.926

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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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WU Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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WU Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 6.217 Nov 2 2012
Maximum 48.64 Apr 26 2011
Average 16.19

WU Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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