JC Penney Co (JCP)

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8.60 -0.13  -1.49% NYSE May 27, 8:00PM Delayed 2m USD

JC Penney Co Price to Book Value:

1.479 for May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015 1.479
May 26, 2015 1.501
May 22, 2015 1.518
May 21, 2015 1.520
May 20, 2015 1.489
May 19, 2015 1.470
May 18, 2015 1.470
May 15, 2015 1.472
May 14, 2015 1.382
May 13, 2015 1.497
May 12, 2015 1.526
May 11, 2015 1.504
May 8, 2015 1.461
May 7, 2015 1.418
May 6, 2015 1.408
May 5, 2015 1.401
May 4, 2015 1.439
May 1, 2015 1.449
April 30, 2015 1.427
April 29, 2015 1.338
April 28, 2015 1.371
April 27, 2015 1.326
April 24, 2015 1.341
April 23, 2015 1.352
April 22, 2015 1.365
April 21, 2015 1.368
   
April 20, 2015 1.379
April 17, 2015 1.388
April 16, 2015 1.385
April 15, 2015 1.424
April 14, 2015 1.459
April 13, 2015 1.498
April 10, 2015 1.470
April 9, 2015 1.467
April 8, 2015 1.448
April 7, 2015 1.416
April 6, 2015 1.481
April 2, 2015 1.456
April 1, 2015 1.419
March 31, 2015 1.341
March 30, 2015 1.248
March 27, 2015 1.216
March 26, 2015 1.220
March 25, 2015 1.272
March 24, 2015 1.282
March 23, 2015 1.278
March 20, 2015 1.228
March 19, 2015 1.239
March 18, 2015 1.220
March 17, 2015 1.256
March 16, 2015 1.243

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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 4 2014
Maximum 2.322 Feb 9 2012
Average 1.291

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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