The Western Union (WU)

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20.27 -0.03  -0.15% NYSE Sep 26, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD

The Western Union Price to Book Value:

7.522 for Sept. 26, 2016
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Sept. 26, 2016 7.522
Sept. 23, 2016 7.533
Sept. 22, 2016 7.540
Sept. 21, 2016 7.492
Sept. 20, 2016 7.358
Sept. 19, 2016 7.421
Sept. 16, 2016 7.544
Sept. 15, 2016 7.540
Sept. 14, 2016 7.533
Sept. 13, 2016 7.633
Sept. 12, 2016 7.781
Sept. 9, 2016 7.700
Sept. 8, 2016 7.908
Sept. 7, 2016 8.078
Sept. 6, 2016 8.074
Sept. 2, 2016 8.019
Sept. 1, 2016 7.948
Aug. 31, 2016 7.985
Aug. 30, 2016 8.000
Aug. 29, 2016 7.963
Aug. 26, 2016 8.019
Aug. 25, 2016 7.971
Aug. 24, 2016 7.956
Aug. 23, 2016 7.930
Aug. 22, 2016 7.945
Aug. 19, 2016 7.867
   
Aug. 18, 2016 7.822
Aug. 17, 2016 7.804
Aug. 16, 2016 7.729
Aug. 15, 2016 7.796
Aug. 12, 2016 7.781
Aug. 11, 2016 7.822
Aug. 10, 2016 7.770
Aug. 9, 2016 7.774
Aug. 8, 2016 7.737
Aug. 5, 2016 7.792
Aug. 4, 2016 7.677
Aug. 3, 2016 7.392
Aug. 2, 2016 7.284
Aug. 1, 2016 7.406
July 29, 2016 7.425
July 28, 2016 7.500
July 27, 2016 7.570
July 26, 2016 7.578
July 25, 2016 7.503
July 22, 2016 7.522
July 21, 2016 7.489
July 20, 2016 7.492
July 19, 2016 7.463
July 18, 2016 7.474
July 15, 2016 7.474

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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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WU Price to Book Value Benchmarks

Companies
Total System Services 4.362
Green Dot 1.675
SLM 1.910

WU Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 5.879 Jan 19 2016
Maximum 26.48 Sep 27 2011
Average 9.306

WU Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

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