Novartis (NVS)

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77.03 -0.03  -0.04% NYSE Apr 28, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Novartis Price to Book Value:

2.696 for April 28, 2017
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April 28, 2017 2.696
April 27, 2017 2.697
April 26, 2017 2.672
April 25, 2017 2.668
April 24, 2017 2.611
April 21, 2017 2.569
April 20, 2017 2.577
April 19, 2017 2.546
April 18, 2017 2.553
April 17, 2017 2.567
April 13, 2017 2.560
April 12, 2017 2.590
April 11, 2017 2.589
April 10, 2017 2.573
April 7, 2017 2.580
April 6, 2017 2.580
April 5, 2017 2.582
April 4, 2017 2.617
April 3, 2017 2.604
March 31, 2017 2.600
March 30, 2017 2.372
March 29, 2017 2.375
March 28, 2017 2.374
March 27, 2017 2.383
March 24, 2017 2.359
   
March 23, 2017 2.361
March 22, 2017 2.354
March 21, 2017 2.36
March 20, 2017 2.401
March 17, 2017 2.397
March 16, 2017 2.401
March 15, 2017 2.398
March 14, 2017 2.381
March 13, 2017 2.399
March 10, 2017 2.398
March 9, 2017 2.383
March 8, 2017 2.356
March 7, 2017 2.359
March 6, 2017 2.397
March 3, 2017 2.409
March 2, 2017 2.374
March 1, 2017 2.402
Feb. 28, 2017 2.48
Feb. 27, 2017 2.461
Feb. 24, 2017 2.452
Feb. 23, 2017 2.457
Feb. 22, 2017 2.438
Feb. 21, 2017 2.444
Feb. 17, 2017 2.449
Feb. 16, 2017 2.434

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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
Roche Holding 9.484
Amgen 3.920
AstraZeneca 5.897

NVS Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.976 Jun 05 2012
Maximum 3.491 Feb 23 2015
Average 2.677

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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