Waste Management (WM)

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73.15 +0.24  +0.33% NYSE Feb 24, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Waste Management Price to Book Value:

6.072 for Feb. 24, 2017
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Feb. 24, 2017 6.072
Feb. 23, 2017 6.052
Feb. 22, 2017 6.060
Feb. 21, 2017 6.045
Feb. 17, 2017 6.014
Feb. 16, 2017 5.909
Feb. 15, 2017 5.923
Feb. 14, 2017 5.882
Feb. 13, 2017 5.880
Feb. 10, 2017 5.856
Feb. 9, 2017 5.831
Feb. 8, 2017 5.812
Feb. 7, 2017 5.802
Feb. 6, 2017 5.762
Feb. 3, 2017 5.782
Feb. 2, 2017 5.781
Feb. 1, 2017 5.738
Jan. 31, 2017 5.764
Jan. 30, 2017 5.772
Jan. 27, 2017 5.776
Jan. 26, 2017 5.783
Jan. 25, 2017 5.778
Jan. 24, 2017 5.769
Jan. 23, 2017 5.751
Jan. 20, 2017 5.777
   
Jan. 19, 2017 5.770
Jan. 18, 2017 5.772
Jan. 17, 2017 5.762
Jan. 13, 2017 5.788
Jan. 12, 2017 5.796
Jan. 11, 2017 5.816
Jan. 10, 2017 5.763
Jan. 9, 2017 5.787
Jan. 6, 2017 5.821
Jan. 5, 2017 5.854
Jan. 4, 2017 5.832
Jan. 3, 2017 5.849
Dec. 30, 2016 5.849
Dec. 29, 2016 5.857
Dec. 28, 2016 5.853
Dec. 27, 2016 5.853
Dec. 23, 2016 5.849
Dec. 22, 2016 5.839
Dec. 21, 2016 5.830
Dec. 20, 2016 5.868
Dec. 19, 2016 5.863
Dec. 16, 2016 5.780
Dec. 15, 2016 5.782
Dec. 14, 2016 5.777
Dec. 13, 2016 5.842

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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 Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.284 Nov 15 2012
Maximum 6.072 Feb 24 2017
Average 3.814

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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