Waste Management (WM)

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Waste Management Price to Book Value:

6.030 for March 22, 2017
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March 22, 2017 6.030
March 21, 2017 6.020
March 20, 2017 6.069
March 17, 2017 6.104
March 16, 2017 6.069
March 15, 2017 6.124
March 14, 2017 6.058
March 13, 2017 6.068
March 10, 2017 6.060
March 9, 2017 6.002
March 8, 2017 5.992
March 7, 2017 6.035
March 6, 2017 6.060
March 3, 2017 6.046
March 2, 2017 6.083
March 1, 2017 6.090
Feb. 28, 2017 6.086
Feb. 27, 2017 6.080
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

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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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WM Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.284 Nov 15 2012
Maximum 6.125 Mar 15 2017
Average 3.863

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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