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155.61 -0.40  -0.26% NYSE Sep 29, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

General Dynamics Price to Book Value:

4.321 for Sept. 29, 2016
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Sept. 29, 2016 4.321
Sept. 28, 2016 4.332
Sept. 27, 2016 4.311
Sept. 26, 2016 4.272
Sept. 23, 2016 4.271
Sept. 22, 2016 4.300
Sept. 21, 2016 4.251
Sept. 20, 2016 4.216
Sept. 19, 2016 4.225
Sept. 16, 2016 4.186
Sept. 15, 2016 4.225
Sept. 14, 2016 4.160
Sept. 13, 2016 4.181
Sept. 12, 2016 4.215
Sept. 9, 2016 4.162
Sept. 8, 2016 4.231
Sept. 7, 2016 4.251
Sept. 6, 2016 4.293
Sept. 2, 2016 4.271
Sept. 1, 2016 4.244
Aug. 31, 2016 4.226
Aug. 30, 2016 4.236
Aug. 29, 2016 4.243
Aug. 26, 2016 4.209
Aug. 25, 2016 4.239
Aug. 24, 2016 4.228
   
Aug. 23, 2016 4.224
Aug. 22, 2016 4.226
Aug. 19, 2016 4.231
Aug. 18, 2016 4.232
Aug. 17, 2016 4.247
Aug. 16, 2016 4.231
Aug. 15, 2016 4.259
Aug. 12, 2016 4.206
Aug. 11, 2016 4.201
Aug. 10, 2016 4.206
Aug. 9, 2016 4.125
Aug. 8, 2016 4.112
Aug. 5, 2016 4.134
Aug. 4, 2016 4.092
Aug. 3, 2016 4.104
Aug. 2, 2016 4.115
Aug. 1, 2016 4.140
July 29, 2016 4.078
July 28, 2016 4.084
July 27, 2016 4.071
July 26, 2016 4.012
July 25, 2016 3.990
July 22, 2016 3.992
July 21, 2016 3.966
July 20, 2016 4.013

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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
Raytheon 3.905
Lockheed Martin 24.50
L-3 Communications 2.598

GD Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.456 Oct 03 2011
Maximum 4.441 Oct 28 2015
Average 2.910

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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