Main Street Capital (MAIN)

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31.07 -0.16  -0.51% NYSE May 3, 18:04 Delayed 2m USD

Main Street Capital Price to Book Value:

1.465 for May 3, 2016
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May 3, 2016 1.465
May 2, 2016 1.473
April 29, 2016 1.472
April 28, 2016 1.475
April 27, 2016 1.492
April 26, 2016 1.500
April 25, 2016 1.491
April 22, 2016 1.482
April 21, 2016 1.470
April 20, 2016 1.477
April 19, 2016 1.479
April 18, 2016 1.484
April 15, 2016 1.486
April 14, 2016 1.484
April 13, 2016 1.477
April 12, 2016 1.473
April 11, 2016 1.460
April 8, 2016 1.45
April 7, 2016 1.439
April 6, 2016 1.450
April 5, 2016 1.442
April 4, 2016 1.456
April 1, 2016 1.474
March 31, 2016 1.478
March 30, 2016 1.483
March 29, 2016 1.477
   
March 28, 2016 1.460
March 24, 2016 1.459
March 23, 2016 1.457
March 22, 2016 1.478
March 21, 2016 1.471
March 18, 2016 1.470
March 17, 2016 1.474
March 16, 2016 1.470
March 15, 2016 1.449
March 14, 2016 1.449
March 11, 2016 1.446
March 10, 2016 1.439
March 9, 2016 1.434
March 8, 2016 1.387
March 7, 2016 1.408
March 4, 2016 1.40
March 3, 2016 1.423
March 2, 2016 1.414
March 1, 2016 1.401
Feb. 29, 2016 1.387
Feb. 26, 2016 1.359
Feb. 25, 2016 1.326
Feb. 24, 2016 1.313
Feb. 23, 2016 1.299
Feb. 22, 2016 1.316

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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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MAIN Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
American Capital 0.7858
Affiliated Managers Group 3.271
Cohen & Steers 7.968

MAIN Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.123 Aug 08 2011
Maximum 1.858 Mar 14 2013
Average 1.515

MAIN Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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