Waste Management (WM)

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58.79 +0.00  +0.00% NYSE Apr 29, 21:57 Delayed 2m USD

Waste Management Price to Book Value:

4.937 for April 29, 2016
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April 29, 2016 4.937
April 28, 2016 4.897
April 27, 2016 4.737
April 26, 2016 4.748
April 25, 2016 4.732
April 22, 2016 4.736
April 21, 2016 4.732
April 20, 2016 4.765
April 19, 2016 4.798
April 18, 2016 4.801
April 15, 2016 4.784
April 14, 2016 4.789
April 13, 2016 4.793
April 12, 2016 4.810
April 11, 2016 4.816
April 8, 2016 4.848
April 7, 2016 4.842
April 6, 2016 4.852
April 5, 2016 4.897
April 4, 2016 4.933
April 1, 2016 4.974
March 31, 2016 4.960
March 30, 2016 4.972
March 29, 2016 4.978
March 28, 2016 4.951
   
March 24, 2016 4.928
March 23, 2016 4.912
March 22, 2016 4.874
March 21, 2016 4.897
March 18, 2016 4.886
March 17, 2016 4.901
March 16, 2016 4.905
March 15, 2016 4.892
March 14, 2016 4.854
March 11, 2016 4.869
March 10, 2016 4.808
March 9, 2016 4.808
March 8, 2016 4.779
March 7, 2016 4.748
March 4, 2016 4.765
March 3, 2016 4.775
March 2, 2016 4.759
March 1, 2016 4.757
Feb. 29, 2016 4.657
Feb. 26, 2016 4.672
Feb. 25, 2016 4.683
Feb. 24, 2016 4.677
Feb. 23, 2016 4.694
Feb. 22, 2016 4.684
Feb. 19, 2016 4.627

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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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WM Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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Sharps Compliance 2.996
Covanta Holding 3.840

WM Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.114 Aug 08 2011
Maximum 4.979 Mar 29 2016
Average 3.330

WM Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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