JC Penney Co (JCP)

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7.63 -0.02  -0.26% NYSE Mar 27, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

JC Penney Co Price to Book Value:

1.216 for March 27, 2015

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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
March 13, 2015 1.231
March 12, 2015 1.193
March 11, 2015 1.164
March 10, 2015 1.174
March 9, 2015 1.168
March 6, 2015 1.219
March 5, 2015 1.230
March 4, 2015 1.255
March 3, 2015 1.255
March 2, 2015 1.250
Feb. 27, 2015 1.354
Feb. 26, 2015 1.453
Feb. 25, 2015 1.432
Feb. 24, 2015 1.416
Feb. 23, 2015 1.349
   
Feb. 20, 2015 1.309
Feb. 19, 2015 1.300
Feb. 18, 2015 1.317
Feb. 17, 2015 1.295
Feb. 13, 2015 1.282
Feb. 12, 2015 1.260
Feb. 11, 2015 1.255
Feb. 10, 2015 1.282
Feb. 9, 2015 1.266
Feb. 6, 2015 1.242
Feb. 5, 2015 1.238
Feb. 4, 2015 1.247
Feb. 3, 2015 1.204
Feb. 2, 2015 1.184
Jan. 30, 2015 0.912
Jan. 29, 2015 0.9359
Jan. 28, 2015 0.9359
Jan. 27, 2015 0.956
Jan. 26, 2015 0.9572
Jan. 23, 2015 0.9434
Jan. 22, 2015 0.9396
Jan. 21, 2015 0.9095
Jan. 20, 2015 0.9083
Jan. 16, 2015 0.9334
Jan. 15, 2015 0.9685

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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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Macy's 4.087
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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 1.293

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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