Book Value

Business / Taxes / Book Value: Book value is the net asset value (NAV) of a company's stocks and bonds. Finding the NAV involves subtracting the company's short- and long-term liabilities from its assets to find net assets. Then you'd divide the net assets by the number of shares of common stock, preferred stock, or bonds to get the NAV per share or per bond. Book value is sometimes cited as a way of determining whether a company's assets cover its outstanding obligations and equity issues. Further, some investors and analysts look at the price of a stock in relation to its book value, which is provided in the company's annual report, to help identify undervalued stocks. Other investors discount the relevance of this information.

Other Words for Book

Book Verb Synonyms: engage, reserve, earmark, ticket, order, register, enrol, list, enlist, log, record, post
Book Noun Synonyms: volume, tome, work, publication, hard-cover, soft-cover, paperback
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Standard and Poors-BARRA Growth And Value Indexes

Business / Taxes / Standard and Poors-BARRA Growth And Value Indexes: Some investors favor growth stocks while others favor value stocks. Since 1992, results of those investment styles, which tend to produce different returns over time, have been tracked separately by t MORE

Price-To-Book Ratio

Business / Taxes / Price-To-Book Ratio: Some financial analysts use price-to-book ratios to identify stocks they consider to be overvalued or undervalued. You figure this ratio by dividing a stock's market price per share by its book value MORE

Market-Book Ratio

Business / Finance / Market-Book Ratio: Market price of a share divided by book value per share. MORE

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