JC Penney Co (JCP)

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8.13 -0.04  -0.49% NYSE Aug 4, 09:52 Delayed 2m USD

JC Penney Co Price to Book Value:

1.399 for Aug. 4, 2015

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Aug. 4, 2015 1.399
Aug. 3, 2015 1.406
July 31, 2015 1.418
July 30, 2015 1.421
July 29, 2015 1.426
July 28, 2015 1.411
July 27, 2015 1.418
July 24, 2015 1.452
July 23, 2015 1.466
July 22, 2015 1.502
July 21, 2015 1.463
July 20, 2015 1.464
July 17, 2015 1.511
July 16, 2015 1.538
July 15, 2015 1.566
July 14, 2015 1.550
July 13, 2015 1.573
July 10, 2015 1.540
July 9, 2015 1.525
July 8, 2015 1.552
July 7, 2015 1.576
July 6, 2015 1.502
July 2, 2015 1.471
July 1, 2015 1.488
June 30, 2015 1.458
June 29, 2015 1.464
   
June 26, 2015 1.519
June 25, 2015 1.512
June 24, 2015 1.511
June 23, 2015 1.519
June 22, 2015 1.475
June 19, 2015 1.463
June 18, 2015 1.430
June 17, 2015 1.418
June 16, 2015 1.399
June 15, 2015 1.442
June 12, 2015 1.414
June 11, 2015 1.437
June 10, 2015 1.473
June 9, 2015 1.456
June 8, 2015 1.475
June 5, 2015 1.468
June 4, 2015 1.487
June 3, 2015 1.521
June 2, 2015 1.506
June 1, 2015 1.463
May 29, 2015 1.478
May 28, 2015 1.484
May 27, 2015 1.479
May 26, 2015 1.502
May 22, 2015 1.519

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About Price to Book Ratio

Price to book value is a financial ratio used to compare a company's book value to its current market price. Book value is an accounting term denoting the portion of the company held by the shareholders at accounting value (not market value). In other words, book value is the company's total tangible assets less its total liabilities.

The ratio has two calculation methods. In the first way, the company's market capitalization is divided by the company's total book value from its balance sheet. The second way, using per-share values, is to divide the company's current share price by the book value per share. In general, a low price to book value indicates that a stock is undervalued and thus more desirable.

In theory, if you purchased stock with a price to book value less than 1 and the company immediately went bankrupt, you would gain money on your investment. In reality, this may not be true since there are times when liquidation value, or the price at which a company's assets can be sold, is less than the book value of those assets.

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 Price to Book Value Benchmarks

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JCP Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.5013 Feb 04 2014
Maximum 2.322 Feb 09 2012
Average 1.302

JCP Price to Book Value Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: price_to_book_value
  • Latest data point: =YCP("JCP", "price_to_book_value")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("JCP", "price_to_book_value", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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