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78.93 -0.01  -0.01% NYSE Jan 17, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

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2.699 for Jan. 17, 2018
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Jan. 17, 2018 2.699
Jan. 16, 2018 2.699
Jan. 12, 2018 2.753
Jan. 11, 2018 2.748
Jan. 10, 2018 2.717
Jan. 9, 2018 2.675
Jan. 8, 2018 2.652
Jan. 5, 2018 2.673
Jan. 4, 2018 2.676
Jan. 3, 2018 2.649
Jan. 2, 2018 2.630
Dec. 29, 2017 2.630
Dec. 28, 2017 2.65
Dec. 27, 2017 2.632
Dec. 26, 2017 2.642
Dec. 22, 2017 2.637
Dec. 21, 2017 2.600
Dec. 20, 2017 2.590
Dec. 19, 2017 2.597
Dec. 18, 2017 2.597
Dec. 15, 2017 2.550
Dec. 14, 2017 2.519
Dec. 13, 2017 2.524
Dec. 12, 2017 2.568
Dec. 11, 2017 2.542
   
Dec. 8, 2017 2.524
Dec. 7, 2017 2.512
Dec. 6, 2017 2.494
Dec. 5, 2017 2.502
Dec. 4, 2017 2.511
Dec. 1, 2017 2.432
Nov. 30, 2017 2.414
Nov. 29, 2017 2.360
Nov. 28, 2017 2.312
Nov. 27, 2017 2.234
Nov. 24, 2017 2.236
Nov. 22, 2017 2.240
Nov. 21, 2017 2.244
Nov. 20, 2017 2.251
Nov. 17, 2017 2.225
Nov. 16, 2017 2.216
Nov. 15, 2017 2.232
Nov. 14, 2017 2.196
Nov. 13, 2017 2.223
Nov. 10, 2017 2.214
Nov. 9, 2017 2.239
Nov. 8, 2017 2.260
Nov. 7, 2017 2.272
Nov. 6, 2017 2.292
Nov. 3, 2017 2.306

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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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DFS Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Benchmarks
Capital One Financial 1.009
Synchrony Financial 2.068
American Express 4.148

DFS Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.702 Feb 11 2016
Maximum 2.802 Nov 11 2014
Average 2.357

DFS Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: price_to_book_value
  • Latest data point: =YCP("DFS", "price_to_book_value")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("DFS", "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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