The Western Union (WU)

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19.17 +0.39  +2.08% NYSE Jun 23, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

The Western Union Price to Book Value:

12.04 for June 23, 2017
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June 23, 2017 12.04
June 22, 2017 11.80
June 21, 2017 11.83
June 20, 2017 11.90
June 19, 2017 12.00
June 16, 2017 11.98
June 15, 2017 11.93
June 14, 2017 12.08
June 13, 2017 12.22
June 12, 2017 12.10
June 9, 2017 11.94
June 8, 2017 11.90
June 7, 2017 12.02
June 6, 2017 12.07
June 5, 2017 12.18
June 2, 2017 12.11
June 1, 2017 12.21
May 31, 2017 11.95
May 30, 2017 12.05
May 26, 2017 11.98
May 25, 2017 12.13
May 24, 2017 12.10
May 23, 2017 11.82
May 22, 2017 12.01
May 19, 2017 11.94
   
May 18, 2017 11.84
May 17, 2017 11.87
May 16, 2017 12.03
May 15, 2017 12.19
May 12, 2017 12.11
May 11, 2017 12.22
May 10, 2017 12.34
May 9, 2017 12.24
May 8, 2017 12.29
May 5, 2017 12.18
May 4, 2017 12.18
May 3, 2017 12.10
May 2, 2017 12.64
May 1, 2017 12.54
April 28, 2017 12.47
April 27, 2017 12.57
April 26, 2017 12.64
April 25, 2017 12.66
April 24, 2017 12.63
April 21, 2017 12.43
April 20, 2017 12.58
April 19, 2017 12.44
April 18, 2017 12.37
April 17, 2017 12.26
April 13, 2017 12.17

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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
Green Dot 2.858
Mastercard 23.69
MoneyGram International

WU Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 5.879 Jan 19 2016
Maximum 12.80 Mar 31 2017
Average 8.516

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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