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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While euro area banks price-to-book ratios have recovered from the lows of mid-2016, the gap between euro area and U.
According to the firm, the John Hancock Value Equity Fund invests primarily in common stocks of value-oriented companies, which generally have, among other characteristics, lower price-to-book ratios, lower forecasted growth values, and higher dividend yields relative to the broader market.
Extending prior research, we find that the presence of medical doctors on the boards of directors is associated with higher price-to-book ratios and firm values.
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EXHIBIT AVERAGE PRICE-TO-BOOK RATIOS, SEPTEMBER 2, 2002 Sample Ratio Large widely 4.
Investors had asked for a discount because Nanya's shares had risen more than 30% since the beginning of the year to price/earnings and price-to-book ratios, exceeding larger firms in the sector such as Micron Technology and Infineon.
We studied five years of data, including market values, returns on assets, returns on equity, price-to-book ratios, price-to-earnings ratios and revenue growth.
Growth funds, on the other hand, generally have very high price-to-book ratios.