Costco Wholesale (COST)

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143.99 +0.71  +0.50% NASDAQ Feb 5, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Costco Wholesale Price to Book Value:

5.837 for Feb. 5, 2016
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Feb. 5, 2016 5.837
Feb. 4, 2016 5.809
Feb. 3, 2016 5.947
Feb. 2, 2016 6.020
Feb. 1, 2016 6.132
Jan. 29, 2016 6.126
Jan. 28, 2016 6.064
Jan. 27, 2016 5.989
Jan. 26, 2016 6.020
Jan. 25, 2016 6.113
Jan. 22, 2016 6.231
Jan. 21, 2016 6.096
Jan. 20, 2016 6.033
Jan. 19, 2016 6.10
Jan. 15, 2016 6.097
Jan. 14, 2016 6.210
Jan. 13, 2016 6.167
Jan. 12, 2016 6.326
Jan. 11, 2016 6.272
Jan. 8, 2016 6.166
Jan. 7, 2016 6.276
Jan. 6, 2016 6.424
Jan. 5, 2016 6.484
Jan. 4, 2016 6.468
Dec. 31, 2015 6.547
   
Dec. 30, 2015 6.596
Dec. 29, 2015 6.594
Dec. 28, 2015 6.533
Dec. 24, 2015 6.557
Dec. 23, 2015 6.556
Dec. 22, 2015 6.536
Dec. 21, 2015 6.462
Dec. 18, 2015 6.393
Dec. 17, 2015 6.514
Dec. 16, 2015 6.598
Dec. 15, 2015 6.539
Dec. 14, 2015 6.561
Dec. 11, 2015 6.487
Dec. 10, 2015 6.562
Dec. 9, 2015 6.475
Dec. 8, 2015 6.846
Dec. 7, 2015 6.775
Dec. 4, 2015 6.762
Dec. 3, 2015 6.635
Dec. 2, 2015 6.531
Dec. 1, 2015 6.539
Nov. 30, 2015 6.544
Nov. 27, 2015 6.776
Nov. 25, 2015 6.726
Nov. 24, 2015 6.718

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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 3.233
Wal-Mart Stores 2.696
Dollar General 3.902

COST Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.576 Aug 10 2011
Maximum 6.846 Dec 08 2015
Average 4.310

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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