General Dynamics (GD)

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140.70 -2.91  -2.03% NYSE Apr 28, 15:55 Delayed 2m USD

General Dynamics Price to Book Value:

4.064 for April 28, 2016
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April 28, 2016 4.064
April 27, 2016 4.148
April 26, 2016 4.006
April 25, 2016 3.951
April 22, 2016 3.983
April 21, 2016 3.978
April 20, 2016 3.949
April 19, 2016 3.948
April 18, 2016 3.937
April 15, 2016 3.894
April 14, 2016 3.858
April 13, 2016 3.880
April 12, 2016 3.857
April 11, 2016 3.810
April 8, 2016 3.839
April 7, 2016 3.795
April 6, 2016 3.805
April 5, 2016 3.779
April 4, 2016 3.804
April 1, 2016 3.891
March 31, 2016 3.863
March 30, 2016 3.817
March 29, 2016 3.821
March 28, 2016 3.791
March 24, 2016 3.740
March 23, 2016 3.892
   
March 22, 2016 3.919
March 21, 2016 3.906
March 18, 2016 3.925
March 17, 2016 3.886
March 16, 2016 3.883
March 15, 2016 3.862
March 14, 2016 3.889
March 11, 2016 3.927
March 10, 2016 3.870
March 9, 2016 3.822
March 8, 2016 3.808
March 7, 2016 3.835
March 4, 2016 3.920
March 3, 2016 3.933
March 2, 2016 3.930
March 1, 2016 4.006
Feb. 29, 2016 3.949
Feb. 26, 2016 3.973
Feb. 25, 2016 3.977
Feb. 24, 2016 3.916
Feb. 23, 2016 3.938
Feb. 22, 2016 3.959
Feb. 19, 2016 3.920
Feb. 18, 2016 3.913
Feb. 17, 2016 3.913

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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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GD Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Textron 2.168
Raytheon 3.834
Rockwell Collins 5.952

GD Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.452 Sep 22 2011
Maximum 4.441 Oct 28 2015
Average 2.711

GD Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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