Price-to-Book

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Price-to-Book

A ratio of the share price of a publicly-traded company to its book value per share, which is the company's total asset value less the value of its liabilities. The P/B is a ratio of investor sentiment on the value of a stock to its actual value according to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. A high P/B means either that investors have overvalued the company, or that its accountants have undervalued it.
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Selesky keeps his Buy rating on DowDuPont shares citing its attractive valuation of 1.3-times trailing price to book, which is below its historical range of 1.4- to 1.6-times.
The company has a Price to Earnings Ratio of 83.68 and the Price to Book value ratio is 11.47 .
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"Currently KFH's stock is trading at a price earnings multiple of 10.92 times and a price to book multiple of 2.45 times," the bank said.
EXHIBIT AVERAGE PRICE-TO-BOOK RATIOS, SEPTEMBER 2, 2002 Sample Ratio Large widely 4.28 held stocks S & P 500 2.93 NASDAQ 1.78 Forbes Price to Book Ratio; www.forbes.com Bruce H.
Morris also uses "price to book" a measure of a stock's value in comparison to the worth of a company's hard assets, such as office space, factories, and equipment.
Based on the company's strong credit quality, the analyst contends that it should trade at a slight premium compared to peers' average for PE and price to book multiples.
Currently BisB is trading at a price earning ratio of 7.57 times and price to book value of 1.60 times making it an attractive investment proposition.
It notes Emaar is currently trading at a price to earnings multiple of 7.42 and a price to book value ratio of of 1.30.
It says the company's shares are trading at a price earnings ratio of 20.32 and price to book value of 4.43, making the stock an attractive investment proposition.