MSC Industrial Direct (MSM)

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75.21 +0.82  +1.10% NYSE May 5, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD

MSC Industrial Direct Price to Book Value:

3.366 for May 5, 2016
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May 5, 2016 3.366
May 4, 2016 3.330
May 3, 2016 3.420
May 2, 2016 3.442
April 29, 2016 3.469
April 28, 2016 3.480
April 27, 2016 3.480
April 26, 2016 3.426
April 25, 2016 3.394
April 22, 2016 3.378
April 21, 2016 3.342
April 20, 2016 3.385
April 19, 2016 3.401
April 18, 2016 3.374
April 15, 2016 3.350
April 14, 2016 3.344
April 13, 2016 3.380
April 12, 2016 3.338
April 11, 2016 3.397
April 8, 2016 3.374
April 7, 2016 3.311
April 6, 2016 3.275
April 5, 2016 3.327
April 4, 2016 3.377
April 1, 2016 3.433
March 31, 2016 3.416
   
March 30, 2016 3.410
March 29, 2016 3.369
March 28, 2016 3.325
March 24, 2016 3.338
March 23, 2016 3.349
March 22, 2016 3.330
March 21, 2016 3.352
March 18, 2016 3.348
March 17, 2016 3.318
March 16, 2016 3.232
March 15, 2016 3.198
March 14, 2016 3.220
March 11, 2016 3.228
March 10, 2016 3.178
March 9, 2016 3.202
March 8, 2016 3.163
March 7, 2016 3.165
March 4, 2016 3.148
March 3, 2016 3.146
March 2, 2016 3.152
March 1, 2016 3.183
Feb. 29, 2016 3.114
Feb. 26, 2016 3.177
Feb. 25, 2016 3.146
Feb. 24, 2016 3.117

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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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MSM Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Applied Industrial 2.670
HD Supply Holdings 9.101
Wesco Aircraft Holdings 1.661

MSM Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.493 Dec 17 2015
Maximum 4.848 Feb 17 2012
Average 3.769

MSM Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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