Costco Wholesale (COST)

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165.06 -2.51  -1.50% NASDAQ Aug 25, 14:27 Delayed 2m USD

Costco Wholesale Price to Book Value:

6.285 for Aug. 25, 2016
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Aug. 25, 2016 6.285
Aug. 24, 2016 6.380
Aug. 23, 2016 6.372
Aug. 22, 2016 6.394
Aug. 19, 2016 6.398
Aug. 18, 2016 6.387
Aug. 17, 2016 6.395
Aug. 16, 2016 6.412
Aug. 15, 2016 6.425
Aug. 12, 2016 6.436
Aug. 11, 2016 6.392
Aug. 10, 2016 6.408
Aug. 9, 2016 6.392
Aug. 8, 2016 6.374
Aug. 5, 2016 6.385
Aug. 4, 2016 6.342
Aug. 3, 2016 6.325
Aug. 2, 2016 6.340
Aug. 1, 2016 6.38
July 29, 2016 6.367
July 28, 2016 6.334
July 27, 2016 6.326
July 26, 2016 6.380
July 25, 2016 6.396
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

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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 3.320
Wal-Mart Stores 2.956
Dollar General 4.020

COST Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.776 Aug 25 2011
Maximum 6.846 Dec 08 2015
Average 4.665

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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