Morgan Stanley (MS)

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29.10 -0.03  -0.09% NYSE Jul 26, 12:08 Delayed 2m USD

Morgan Stanley Price to Book Value:

0.8232 for July 26, 2016
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July 26, 2016 0.8232
July 25, 2016 0.8239
July 22, 2016 0.8179
July 21, 2016 0.8165
July 20, 2016 0.814
July 19, 2016 0.7973

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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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MS Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Goldman Sachs Group 0.8815
Bank of America 0.6103
Citigroup 0.6079

MS Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.7973 Jul 19 2016
Maximum 0.8239 Jul 25 2016
Average 0.8154

MS Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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