Costco Wholesale (COST)

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152.50 +5.01  +3.40% NASDAQ Sep 30, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD

Costco Wholesale Price to Book Value:

5.807 for Sept. 30, 2016
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Sept. 30, 2016 5.807
Sept. 29, 2016 5.616
Sept. 28, 2016 5.689
Sept. 27, 2016 5.729
Sept. 26, 2016 5.757
Sept. 23, 2016 5.808
Sept. 22, 2016 5.831
Sept. 21, 2016 5.814
Sept. 20, 2016 5.794
Sept. 19, 2016 5.780
Sept. 16, 2016 5.801
Sept. 15, 2016 5.813
Sept. 14, 2016 5.738
Sept. 13, 2016 5.740
Sept. 12, 2016 5.776
Sept. 9, 2016 5.738
Sept. 8, 2016 5.844
Sept. 7, 2016 5.926
Sept. 6, 2016 6.018
Sept. 2, 2016 6.015
Sept. 1, 2016 5.948
Aug. 31, 2016 6.172
Aug. 30, 2016 6.167
Aug. 29, 2016 6.244
Aug. 26, 2016 6.242
Aug. 25, 2016 6.277
   
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

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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 3.410
Wal-Mart Stores 2.911
Dollar General 3.643

COST Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.853 Oct 07 2011
Maximum 6.846 Dec 08 2015
Average 4.723

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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