J.C. Penney (JCP)

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J.C. Penney PE Ratio (TTM)

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J.C. Penney Historical PE Ratio (TTM) Data

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Jan. 30, 2012 51.07
Jan. 27, 2012 50.60
Jan. 26, 2012 49.74
Jan. 25, 2012 41.87
Jan. 24, 2012 42.26
Jan. 23, 2012 42.72
Jan. 20, 2012 42.86
Jan. 19, 2012 43.40
Jan. 18, 2012 41.43
Jan. 17, 2012 40.65
Jan. 13, 2012 41.21
Jan. 12, 2012 41.85
Jan. 11, 2012 42.22
Jan. 10, 2012 42.04
Jan. 9, 2012 42.23
Jan. 6, 2012 42.70
Jan. 5, 2012 41.49
Jan. 4, 2012 42.64
Jan. 3, 2012 42.78
Dec. 30, 2011 42.94
Dec. 29, 2011 43.38
Dec. 28, 2011 43.17
Dec. 27, 2011 43.11
Dec. 23, 2011 43.57
Dec. 22, 2011 42.99
   
Dec. 21, 2011 42.28
Dec. 20, 2011 40.85
Dec. 19, 2011 39.43
Dec. 16, 2011 39.87
Dec. 15, 2011 39.81
Dec. 14, 2011 39.54
Dec. 13, 2011 38.94
Dec. 12, 2011 40.53
Dec. 9, 2011 41.02
Dec. 8, 2011 40.55
Dec. 7, 2011 40.93
Dec. 6, 2011 40.68
Dec. 5, 2011 40.95
Dec. 2, 2011 40.29
Dec. 1, 2011 39.36
Nov. 30, 2011 39.14
Nov. 29, 2011 36.98
Nov. 28, 2011 36.76
Nov. 25, 2011 36.17
Nov. 23, 2011 36.49
Nov. 22, 2011 37.40
Nov. 21, 2011 38.10
Nov. 18, 2011 38.56
Nov. 17, 2011 38.69
Nov. 16, 2011 39.25

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About Price to Earnings Ratio

The price to earnings ratio (PE Ratio) is the measure of the share price relative to the annual net income earned by the firm per share. PE ratio shows current investor demand for a company share. A high PE ratio generally indicates increased demand because investors anticipate earnings growth in the future. The PE ratio has units of years, which can be interpreted as the number of years of earnings to pay back purchase price.

PE ratio is often referred to as the "multiple" because it demonstrates how much an investor is willing to pay for one dollar of earnings. PE Ratios are sometimes calculated using estimations of next year's earnings per share in the denominator. When this happens, it is usually noted.

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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JCP PE Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 9.945 Apr 20 2009
Maximum 51.07 Jan 30 2012
Average 22.60
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