JC Penney (JCP)

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7.75 -0.11  -1.40% NYSE Nov 26, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

JC Penney Price to Book Value:

0.9722 for Nov. 26, 2014

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Nov. 26, 2014 0.9722
Nov. 25, 2014 0.986
Nov. 24, 2014 0.9772
Nov. 21, 2014 0.9158
Nov. 20, 2014 0.9107
Nov. 19, 2014 0.9045
Nov. 18, 2014 0.9183
Nov. 17, 2014 0.9107
Nov. 14, 2014 0.9258
Nov. 13, 2014 0.8907
Nov. 12, 2014 0.9735
Nov. 11, 2014 0.9032
Nov. 10, 2014 0.9057
Nov. 7, 2014 0.981
Nov. 6, 2014 0.9383
Nov. 5, 2014 0.907
Nov. 4, 2014 0.9183
Nov. 3, 2014 0.9484
Oct. 31, 2014 0.9547
Oct. 30, 2014 0.8946
Oct. 29, 2014 0.8899
Oct. 28, 2014 0.8711
Oct. 27, 2014 0.8969
Oct. 24, 2014 0.8899
Oct. 23, 2014 0.9063
   
Oct. 22, 2014 0.8782
Oct. 21, 2014 0.8946
Oct. 20, 2014 0.9004
Oct. 17, 2014 0.85
Oct. 16, 2014 0.8559
Oct. 15, 2014 0.8313
Oct. 14, 2014 0.8395
Oct. 13, 2014 0.8313
Oct. 10, 2014 0.8348
Oct. 9, 2014 0.8958
Oct. 8, 2014 0.9602
Oct. 7, 2014 1.078
Oct. 6, 2014 1.107
Oct. 3, 2014 1.172
Oct. 2, 2014 1.129
Oct. 1, 2014 1.092
Sept. 30, 2014 1.177
Sept. 29, 2014 1.157
Sept. 26, 2014 1.156
Sept. 25, 2014 1.189
Sept. 24, 2014 1.225
Sept. 23, 2014 1.197
Sept. 22, 2014 1.192
Sept. 19, 2014 1.199
Sept. 18, 2014 1.263

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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

Companies
Kohl's 2.074
Sears Holdings 8.396
Macy's 4.217

JCP Price to Book Value Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 0.5013 Feb 4 2014
Maximum 2.322 Feb 9 2012
Average 1.315

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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