Western Union (WU)

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20.24 +1.22  +6.41% NYSE Jul 31, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Western Union Price to Book Value:

7.993 for July 31, 2015

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July 31, 2015 7.993
July 30, 2015 7.511
July 29, 2015 7.519
July 28, 2015 7.361
July 27, 2015 7.251
July 24, 2015 7.365
July 23, 2015 7.464
July 22, 2015 7.547
July 21, 2015 7.543
July 20, 2015 7.582
July 17, 2015 7.582
July 16, 2015 7.61
July 15, 2015 7.488
July 14, 2015 7.570
July 13, 2015 7.539
July 10, 2015 7.515
July 9, 2015 7.468
July 8, 2015 7.444
July 7, 2015 7.543
July 6, 2015 7.484
July 2, 2015 7.499
July 1, 2015 8.052
June 30, 2015 8.029
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

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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 14.75

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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