Merck & Co (MRK)

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65.29 -0.19  -0.29% NYSE Feb 22, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Merck & Co Price to Book Value:

4.115 for Feb. 22, 2017
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Feb. 22, 2017 4.115
Feb. 21, 2017 4.127
Feb. 17, 2017 4.122
Feb. 16, 2017 4.113
Feb. 15, 2017 4.107
Feb. 14, 2017 4.138
Feb. 13, 2017 4.082
Feb. 10, 2017 4.043
Feb. 9, 2017 4.058
Feb. 8, 2017 4.054
Feb. 7, 2017 4.046
Feb. 6, 2017 4.093
Feb. 3, 2017 4.052
Feb. 2, 2017 4.045
Feb. 1, 2017 3.914
Jan. 31, 2017 3.907
Jan. 30, 2017 3.872
Jan. 27, 2017 3.892
Jan. 26, 2017 3.857
Jan. 25, 2017 3.850
Jan. 24, 2017 3.858
Jan. 23, 2017 3.896
Jan. 20, 2017 3.941
Jan. 19, 2017 3.802
Jan. 18, 2017 3.856
   
Jan. 17, 2017 3.875
Jan. 13, 2017 3.929
Jan. 12, 2017 3.921
Jan. 11, 2017 3.884
Jan. 10, 2017 3.777
Jan. 9, 2017 3.851
Jan. 6, 2017 3.799
Jan. 5, 2017 3.789
Jan. 4, 2017 3.790
Jan. 3, 2017 3.791
Dec. 30, 2016 3.710
Dec. 29, 2016 3.721
Dec. 28, 2016 3.736
Dec. 27, 2016 3.768
Dec. 23, 2016 3.754
Dec. 22, 2016 3.755
Dec. 21, 2016 3.746
Dec. 20, 2016 3.813
Dec. 19, 2016 3.854
Dec. 16, 2016 3.936
Dec. 15, 2016 3.931
Dec. 14, 2016 3.895
Dec. 13, 2016 3.895
Dec. 12, 2016 3.890
Dec. 9, 2016 3.859

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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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MRK Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Bristol-Myers Squibb 5.723
Johnson & Johnson 4.468
Eli Lilly 6.386

MRK Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.061 Jun 01 2012
Maximum 4.138 Feb 14 2017
Average 3.150

MRK Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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