General Electric (GE)

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31.24 -0.03  -0.10% NYSE Jan 18, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD

General Electric Price to Book Value:

3.375 for Jan. 18, 2017
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Jan. 18, 2017 3.375
Jan. 17, 2017 3.379
Jan. 13, 2017 3.388
Jan. 12, 2017 3.392
Jan. 11, 2017 3.400
Jan. 10, 2017 3.389
Jan. 9, 2017 3.399
Jan. 6, 2017 3.415
Jan. 5, 2017 3.406
Jan. 4, 2017 3.425
Jan. 3, 2017 3.424
Dec. 30, 2016 3.414
Dec. 29, 2016 3.426
Dec. 28, 2016 3.425
Dec. 27, 2016 3.447
Dec. 23, 2016 3.444
Dec. 22, 2016 3.438
Dec. 21, 2016 3.472
Dec. 20, 2016 3.484
Dec. 19, 2016 3.449
Dec. 16, 2016 3.430
Dec. 15, 2016 3.378
Dec. 14, 2016 3.404
Dec. 13, 2016 3.429
Dec. 12, 2016 3.442
Dec. 9, 2016 3.434
   
Dec. 8, 2016 3.407
Dec. 7, 2016 3.414
Dec. 6, 2016 3.368
Dec. 5, 2016 3.361
Dec. 2, 2016 3.386
Dec. 1, 2016 3.392
Nov. 30, 2016 3.324
Nov. 29, 2016 3.355
Nov. 28, 2016 3.376
Nov. 25, 2016 3.397
Nov. 23, 2016 3.386
Nov. 22, 2016 3.369
Nov. 21, 2016 3.335
Nov. 18, 2016 3.314
Nov. 17, 2016 3.327
Nov. 16, 2016 3.321
Nov. 15, 2016 3.322
Nov. 14, 2016 3.296
Nov. 11, 2016 3.318
Nov. 10, 2016 3.286
Nov. 9, 2016 3.201
Nov. 8, 2016 3.179
Nov. 7, 2016 3.167
Nov. 4, 2016 3.073
Nov. 3, 2016 3.056

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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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GE Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Danaher 2.421
Honeywell International 4.688
3M 8.944

GE Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.604 Jun 04 2012
Maximum 3.485 Dec 20 2016
Average 2.264

GE Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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