Novartis (NVS)

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79.31 -0.24  -0.30% NYSE Aug 26, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Novartis Price to Book Value:

2.606 for Aug. 26, 2016
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Aug. 26, 2016 2.606
Aug. 25, 2016 2.614
Aug. 24, 2016 2.639
Aug. 23, 2016 2.674
Aug. 22, 2016 2.672
Aug. 19, 2016 2.673
Aug. 18, 2016 2.693
Aug. 17, 2016 2.688
Aug. 16, 2016 2.687
Aug. 15, 2016 2.706
Aug. 12, 2016 2.698
Aug. 11, 2016 2.721
Aug. 10, 2016 2.704
Aug. 9, 2016 2.716
Aug. 8, 2016 2.704
Aug. 5, 2016 2.732
Aug. 4, 2016 2.724
Aug. 3, 2016 2.708
Aug. 2, 2016 2.726
Aug. 1, 2016 2.73
July 29, 2016 2.736
July 28, 2016 2.698
July 27, 2016 2.724
July 26, 2016 2.728
July 25, 2016 2.743
   
July 22, 2016 2.744
July 21, 2016 2.719
July 20, 2016 2.728
July 19, 2016 2.679
July 18, 2016 2.696
July 15, 2016 2.682
July 14, 2016 2.696
July 13, 2016 2.696
July 12, 2016 2.684
July 11, 2016 2.705
July 8, 2016 2.699
July 7, 2016 2.688
July 6, 2016 2.696
July 5, 2016 2.686
July 1, 2016 2.718
June 30, 2016 2.712
June 29, 2016 2.692
June 28, 2016 2.639
June 27, 2016 2.561
June 24, 2016 2.557
June 23, 2016 2.675
June 22, 2016 2.643
June 21, 2016 2.635
June 20, 2016 2.609
June 17, 2016 2.583

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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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NVS Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
AstraZeneca 6.180
GlaxoSmithKline 137.85
Johnson & Johnson 4.494

NVS Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.889 Nov 25 2011
Maximum 3.491 Feb 23 2015
Average 2.630

NVS Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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