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47.49 -0.33  -0.69% NYSE Feb 24, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

On Assignment Price to Book Value:

2.893 for Feb. 24, 2017
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Feb. 24, 2017 2.893
Feb. 23, 2017 2.913
Feb. 22, 2017 2.940
Feb. 21, 2017 2.970
Feb. 17, 2017 2.967
Feb. 16, 2017 2.935
Feb. 15, 2017 2.891
Feb. 14, 2017 2.770
Feb. 13, 2017 2.802
Feb. 10, 2017 2.857
Feb. 9, 2017 2.841
Feb. 8, 2017 2.841
Feb. 7, 2017 2.813
Feb. 6, 2017 2.839
Feb. 3, 2017 2.858
Feb. 2, 2017 2.794
Feb. 1, 2017 2.772
Jan. 31, 2017 2.758
Jan. 30, 2017 2.702
Jan. 27, 2017 2.705
Jan. 26, 2017 2.818
Jan. 25, 2017 2.828
Jan. 24, 2017 2.768
Jan. 23, 2017 2.742
Jan. 20, 2017 2.785
   
Jan. 19, 2017 2.698
Jan. 18, 2017 2.724
Jan. 17, 2017 2.716
Jan. 13, 2017 2.737
Jan. 12, 2017 2.673
Jan. 11, 2017 2.707
Jan. 10, 2017 2.664
Jan. 9, 2017 2.632
Jan. 6, 2017 2.634
Jan. 5, 2017 2.670
Jan. 4, 2017 2.769
Jan. 3, 2017 2.718
Dec. 30, 2016 2.714
Dec. 29, 2016 2.731
Dec. 28, 2016 2.716
Dec. 27, 2016 2.741
Dec. 23, 2016 2.695
Dec. 22, 2016 2.687
Dec. 21, 2016 2.705
Dec. 20, 2016 2.727
Dec. 19, 2016 2.725
Dec. 16, 2016 2.717
Dec. 15, 2016 2.727
Dec. 14, 2016 2.71
Dec. 13, 2016 2.75

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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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ASGN Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Korn/Ferry Intl 1.682
Robert Half International 5.641
Engility Holdings 1.667

ASGN Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.559 Jul 24 2012
Maximum 3.499 May 24 2012
Average 2.590

ASGN Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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