Western Union (WU)

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18.99 -1.40  -6.87% NYSE Jul 2, 8:00PM Delayed 2m USD

Western Union Price to Book Value:

7.263 for July 2, 2015

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July 2, 2015 7.263
July 1, 2015 7.799
June 30, 2015 7.776
June 29, 2015 7.787
June 26, 2015 7.883
June 25, 2015 7.982
June 24, 2015 8.086
June 23, 2015 8.197
June 22, 2015 8.212
June 19, 2015 8.147
June 18, 2015 8.139
June 17, 2015 8.086
June 16, 2015 8.143
June 15, 2015 8.105
June 12, 2015 8.212
June 11, 2015 8.361
June 10, 2015 8.338
June 9, 2015 8.250
June 8, 2015 8.231
June 5, 2015 8.323
June 4, 2015 8.372
June 3, 2015 8.503
June 2, 2015 8.460
June 1, 2015 8.396
May 29, 2015 8.396
   
May 28, 2015 8.392
May 27, 2015 8.487
May 26, 2015 8.506
May 22, 2015 8.629
May 21, 2015 8.606
May 20, 2015 8.598
May 19, 2015 8.575
May 18, 2015 8.411
May 15, 2015 8.304
May 14, 2015 8.399
May 13, 2015 8.365
May 12, 2015 8.319
May 11, 2015 8.323
May 8, 2015 8.388
May 7, 2015 8.300
May 6, 2015 8.357
May 5, 2015 8.013
May 4, 2015 8.101
May 1, 2015 8.128
April 30, 2015 7.757
April 29, 2015 7.799
April 28, 2015 7.829
April 27, 2015 7.791
April 24, 2015 7.875
April 23, 2015 8.031

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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 02 2012
Maximum 48.64 Apr 26 2011
Average 15.04

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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