Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)

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66.67 -0.51  -0.76% NYSE Jan 23, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD

Wal-Mart Stores Price to Book Value:

2.637 for Jan. 23, 2017
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Jan. 23, 2017 2.637
Jan. 20, 2017 2.657
Jan. 19, 2017 2.675
Jan. 18, 2017 2.694
Jan. 17, 2017 2.706
Jan. 13, 2017 2.655
Jan. 12, 2017 2.689
Jan. 11, 2017 2.711
Jan. 10, 2017 2.699
Jan. 9, 2017 2.718
Jan. 6, 2017 2.700
Jan. 5, 2017 2.738
Jan. 4, 2017 2.732
Jan. 3, 2017 2.716
Dec. 30, 2016 2.734
Dec. 29, 2016 2.740
Dec. 28, 2016 2.742
Dec. 27, 2016 2.757
Dec. 23, 2016 2.751
Dec. 22, 2016 2.753
Dec. 21, 2016 2.818
Dec. 20, 2016 2.841
Dec. 19, 2016 2.831
Dec. 16, 2016 2.808
Dec. 15, 2016 2.812
Dec. 14, 2016 2.822
   
Dec. 13, 2016 2.840
Dec. 12, 2016 2.835
Dec. 9, 2016 2.772
Dec. 8, 2016 2.782
Dec. 7, 2016 2.793
Dec. 6, 2016 2.783
Dec. 5, 2016 2.766
Dec. 2, 2016 2.804
Dec. 1, 2016 2.795
Nov. 30, 2016 2.786
Nov. 29, 2016 2.823
Nov. 28, 2016 2.816
Nov. 25, 2016 2.823
Nov. 23, 2016 2.807
Nov. 22, 2016 2.779
Nov. 21, 2016 2.749
Nov. 18, 2016 2.716
Nov. 17, 2016 2.742
Nov. 16, 2016 2.829
Nov. 15, 2016 2.830
Nov. 14, 2016 2.794
Nov. 11, 2016 2.823
Nov. 10, 2016 2.829
Nov. 9, 2016 2.818
Nov. 8, 2016 2.766

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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

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Costco Wholesale 5.983
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Dollar Tree Stores 3.532

WMT Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 2.276 Nov 13 2015
Maximum 3.737 May 15 2013
Average 3.125

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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