SunTrust Banks (STI)

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41.43 -0.70  -1.66% NYSE May 3, 18:04 Delayed 2m USD

SunTrust Banks PS Ratio (TTM):

2.629 for May 3, 2016
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May 3, 2016 2.629
May 2, 2016 2.674
April 29, 2016 2.649
April 28, 2016 2.670
April 27, 2016 2.702
April 26, 2016 2.693
April 25, 2016 2.665
April 22, 2016 2.663
April 21, 2016 2.530
April 20, 2016 2.524
April 19, 2016 2.490
April 18, 2016 2.453
April 15, 2016 2.441
April 14, 2016 2.455
April 13, 2016 2.440
April 12, 2016 2.332
April 11, 2016 2.286
April 8, 2016 2.261
April 7, 2016 2.243
April 6, 2016 2.294
April 5, 2016 2.269
April 4, 2016 2.316
April 1, 2016 2.324
March 31, 2016 2.290
March 30, 2016 2.366
March 29, 2016 2.355
   
March 28, 2016 2.384
March 24, 2016 2.373
March 23, 2016 2.374
March 22, 2016 2.397
March 21, 2016 2.406
March 18, 2016 2.411
March 17, 2016 2.374
March 16, 2016 2.359
March 15, 2016 2.388
March 14, 2016 2.391
March 11, 2016 2.398
March 10, 2016 2.312
March 9, 2016 2.272
March 8, 2016 2.296
March 7, 2016 2.382
March 4, 2016 2.402
March 3, 2016 2.369
March 2, 2016 2.333
March 1, 2016 2.270
Feb. 29, 2016 2.151
Feb. 26, 2016 2.239
Feb. 25, 2016 2.191
Feb. 24, 2016 2.166
Feb. 23, 2016 2.193
Feb. 22, 2016 2.259

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About Price to Sales Ratio

The price to sales ratio (PS ratio) is calculated by dividing stock price by the revenue per share. It is most useful for comparing companies within a sector or industry because "normal" values for this ratio vary from industry to industry. In general, low price to sales ratios are more appealing because they suggest that a company is undervalued.

An example illustrating why PS ratios should not be compared across industries: On June 21, 2010, Starbucks had a PS ratio of 1.12 while Yahoo! had a PS ratio of 2.56. In other words, Yahoo! shareholders were paying $2.56 for $1 of sales while Starbucks shareholders would only pay $1.12 for $1 of sales. However, at that same moment, the two companies' price to earnings ratios were virtually identical (Starbucks: 28.09 and Yahoo!: 27.78). Hence, shareholders were paying nearly the same amount for $1.00 in earnings. The PS ratios, though, are less comparable since Yahoo!'s profit margins are much higher than that of Starbucks.

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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STI PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

Companies
BB&T 2.777
PNC Financial Services Gr 3.007
M&T Bank 3.527

STI PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.9342 Dec 19 2011
Maximum 2.991 Jul 16 2015
Average 2.035

STI PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: ps_ratio
  • Latest data point: =YCP("STI", "ps_ratio")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("STI", "ps_ratio", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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