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Subject: price to book
Author: merlo Date: 2/3/98 2:13:55 PM (ET)

Can someone tell me why MSFT has a very high number for its
price to book. I read that companys rarly do well with this number
being higher than 3. I think MSFT is 17.What exactly is this
number. Thanks for the help
Ever wonder why it's so hard to get an answer around here???????????? I do. I've had like 5 of them with no replies, bummer.

Anyways, definition:
"Price to book--market price of a company's stock divided by stockholders' equity per share."
101 BUSINESS RATIOS--Sheldon Gates, McLane Publication, 1993.
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