Costco Wholesale (COST)

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167.47 +0.42  +0.25% NASDAQ Jul 22, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Costco Wholesale Price to Book Value:

6.377 for July 22, 2016
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July 22, 2016 6.377
July 21, 2016 6.361
July 20, 2016 6.398
July 19, 2016 6.401
July 18, 2016 6.378
July 15, 2016 6.336
July 14, 2016 6.356
July 13, 2016 6.350
July 12, 2016 6.331
July 11, 2016 6.348
July 8, 2016 6.299
July 7, 2016 6.233
July 6, 2016 5.940
July 5, 2016 5.911
July 1, 2016 5.944
June 30, 2016 5.980
June 29, 2016 5.981
June 28, 2016 5.925
June 27, 2016 5.874
June 24, 2016 5.923
June 23, 2016 5.979
June 22, 2016 6.021
June 21, 2016 5.986
June 20, 2016 5.958
June 17, 2016 5.936
   
June 16, 2016 5.956
June 15, 2016 5.896
June 14, 2016 5.935
June 13, 2016 5.900
June 10, 2016 5.897
June 9, 2016 5.866
June 8, 2016 5.840
June 7, 2016 5.811
June 6, 2016 5.797
June 3, 2016 5.776
June 2, 2016 5.769
June 1, 2016 5.807
May 31, 2016 5.665
May 27, 2016 5.937
May 26, 2016 5.962
May 25, 2016 5.756
May 24, 2016 5.682
May 23, 2016 5.659
May 20, 2016 5.686
May 19, 2016 5.687
May 18, 2016 5.631
May 17, 2016 5.723
May 16, 2016 5.81
May 13, 2016 5.759
May 12, 2016 5.847

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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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COST Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Target 3.519
Wal-Mart Stores 3.049
Dollar General 5.011

COST Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.576 Aug 10 2011
Maximum 6.846 Dec 08 2015
Average 4.597

COST Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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