Costco Wholesale (COST)

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151.46 +0.53  +0.35% NASDAQ May 3, 18:09 Delayed 2m USD

Costco Wholesale Price to Book Value:

6.045 for May 3, 2016
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May 3, 2016 6.045
May 2, 2016 6.024
April 29, 2016 5.912
April 28, 2016 6.044
April 27, 2016 6.058
April 26, 2016 6.091
April 25, 2016 6.047
April 22, 2016 5.984
April 21, 2016 6.044
April 20, 2016 6.096
April 19, 2016 6.134
April 18, 2016 6.119
April 15, 2016 6.113
April 14, 2016 6.043
April 13, 2016 6.062
April 12, 2016 6.008
April 11, 2016 5.949
April 8, 2016 6.053
April 7, 2016 6.068
April 6, 2016 6.257
April 5, 2016 6.226
April 4, 2016 6.295
April 1, 2016 6.316
March 31, 2016 6.289
March 30, 2016 6.290
March 29, 2016 6.197
   
March 28, 2016 6.093
March 24, 2016 6.044
March 23, 2016 6.127
March 22, 2016 6.076
March 21, 2016 6.144
March 18, 2016 6.113
March 17, 2016 6.140
March 16, 2016 6.149
March 15, 2016 6.154
March 14, 2016 6.093
March 11, 2016 6.095
March 10, 2016 6.101
March 9, 2016 6.109
March 8, 2016 6.025
March 7, 2016 5.914
March 4, 2016 6.023
March 3, 2016 6.051
March 2, 2016 6.098
March 1, 2016 6.011
Feb. 29, 2016 5.991
Feb. 26, 2016 6.061
Feb. 25, 2016 6.265
Feb. 24, 2016 6.230
Feb. 23, 2016 6.088
Feb. 22, 2016 6.076

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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 3.71
Wal-Mart Stores 2.639
Dollar Tree Stores 4.316

COST Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.576 Aug 10 2011
Maximum 6.846 Dec 08 2015
Average 4.463

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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