JC Penney Co (JCP)

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9.15 +0.06  +0.66% NYSE Jul 22, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

JC Penney Co Price to Book Value:

2.250 for July 22, 2016
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July 22, 2016 2.250
July 21, 2016 2.236
July 20, 2016 2.182
July 19, 2016 2.103
July 18, 2016 2.140
July 15, 2016 2.081
July 14, 2016 2.108
July 13, 2016 2.088
July 12, 2016 2.105
July 11, 2016 2.135
July 8, 2016 2.088
July 7, 2016 2.083
July 6, 2016 2.100
July 5, 2016 2.130
July 1, 2016 2.196
June 30, 2016 2.184
June 29, 2016 2.184
June 28, 2016 2.137
June 27, 2016 2.073
June 24, 2016 2.081
June 23, 2016 2.103
June 22, 2016 2.071
June 21, 2016 2.110
June 20, 2016 2.081
June 17, 2016 2.086
   
June 16, 2016 2.032
June 15, 2016 2.054
June 14, 2016 1.972
June 13, 2016 1.987
June 10, 2016 2.017
June 9, 2016 2.071
June 8, 2016 2.110
June 7, 2016 2.125
June 6, 2016 2.081
June 3, 2016 2.078
June 2, 2016 2.056
June 1, 2016 1.914
May 31, 2016 1.916
May 27, 2016 1.933
May 26, 2016 1.883
May 25, 2016 1.945
May 24, 2016 1.925
May 23, 2016 1.888
May 20, 2016 1.903
May 19, 2016 1.868
May 18, 2016 1.795
May 17, 2016 1.785
May 16, 2016 1.817
May 13, 2016 1.864
May 12, 2016 1.918

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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 2.773 Mar 08 2016
Average 1.381

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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