Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)

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70.73 -1.06  -1.48% NYSE Sep 29, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

Wal-Mart Stores Price to Book Value:

2.876 for Sept. 29, 2016
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Sept. 29, 2016 2.876
Sept. 28, 2016 2.902
Sept. 27, 2016 2.924
Sept. 26, 2016 2.895
Sept. 23, 2016 2.924
Sept. 22, 2016 2.921
Sept. 21, 2016 2.918
Sept. 20, 2016 2.909
Sept. 19, 2016 2.914
Sept. 16, 2016 2.946
Sept. 15, 2016 2.926
Sept. 14, 2016 2.891
Sept. 13, 2016 2.888
Sept. 12, 2016 2.908
Sept. 9, 2016 2.842
Sept. 8, 2016 2.904
Sept. 7, 2016 2.913
Sept. 6, 2016 2.951
Sept. 2, 2016 2.931
Sept. 1, 2016 2.944
Aug. 31, 2016 2.888
Aug. 30, 2016 2.882
Aug. 29, 2016 2.886
Aug. 26, 2016 2.879
Aug. 25, 2016 2.882
Aug. 24, 2016 2.923
   
Aug. 23, 2016 2.913
Aug. 22, 2016 2.942
Aug. 19, 2016 2.947
Aug. 18, 2016 3.007
Aug. 17, 2016 2.952
Aug. 16, 2016 2.950
Aug. 15, 2016 2.967
Aug. 12, 2016 2.990
Aug. 11, 2016 2.987
Aug. 10, 2016 2.993
Aug. 9, 2016 2.976
Aug. 8, 2016 2.968
Aug. 5, 2016 2.985
Aug. 4, 2016 2.966
Aug. 3, 2016 2.952
Aug. 2, 2016 2.960
Aug. 1, 2016 2.986
July 29, 2016 3.025
July 28, 2016 3.036
July 27, 2016 3.039
July 26, 2016 3.056
July 25, 2016 3.057
July 22, 2016 3.049
July 21, 2016 3.048
July 20, 2016 3.059

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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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WMT Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Costco Wholesale 5.712
Dollar Tree Stores 3.754
Target 3.362

WMT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.276 Nov 13 2015
Maximum 3.737 May 15 2013
Average 3.135

WMT Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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