Costco Wholesale (COST)

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150.85 -0.92  -0.61% NASDAQ Dec 6, 12:55 Delayed 2m USD

Costco Wholesale Price to Book Value:

5.459 for Dec. 6, 2016
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Dec. 6, 2016 5.459
Dec. 5, 2016 5.492
Dec. 2, 2016 5.504
Dec. 1, 2016 5.491
Nov. 30, 2016 5.432
Nov. 29, 2016 5.482
Nov. 28, 2016 5.474
Nov. 25, 2016 5.496
Nov. 23, 2016 5.486
Nov. 22, 2016 5.525
Nov. 21, 2016 5.471
Nov. 18, 2016 5.441
Nov. 17, 2016 5.472
Nov. 16, 2016 5.506
Nov. 15, 2016 5.47
Nov. 14, 2016 5.501
Nov. 11, 2016 5.405
Nov. 10, 2016 5.309
Nov. 9, 2016 5.312
Nov. 8, 2016 5.287
Nov. 7, 2016 5.195
Nov. 4, 2016 5.148
Nov. 3, 2016 5.228
Nov. 2, 2016 5.293
Nov. 1, 2016 5.308
Oct. 31, 2016 5.351
   
Oct. 28, 2016 5.420
Oct. 27, 2016 5.460
Oct. 26, 2016 5.464
Oct. 25, 2016 5.464
Oct. 24, 2016 5.505
Oct. 21, 2016 5.391
Oct. 20, 2016 5.430
Oct. 19, 2016 5.408
Oct. 18, 2016 5.396
Oct. 17, 2016 5.381
Oct. 14, 2016 5.434
Oct. 13, 2016 5.436
Oct. 12, 2016 5.445
Oct. 11, 2016 5.465
Oct. 10, 2016 5.438
Oct. 7, 2016 5.428
Oct. 6, 2016 5.409
Oct. 5, 2016 5.428
Oct. 4, 2016 5.446
Oct. 3, 2016 5.470
Sept. 30, 2016 5.524
Sept. 29, 2016 5.342
Sept. 28, 2016 5.412
Sept. 27, 2016 5.450
Sept. 26, 2016 5.476

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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 3.898
Wal-Mart Stores 2.778
Dollar General 3.904

COST Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.885 Jan 09 2012
Maximum 6.846 Dec 08 2015
Average 4.806

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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