JC Penney Co (JCP)

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6.70 -0.11  -1.62% NYSE Jan 19, 16:59 Delayed 2m USD

JC Penney Co Price to Book Value:

1.812 for Jan. 19, 2017
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Jan. 19, 2017 1.812
Jan. 18, 2017 1.842
Jan. 17, 2017 1.877
Jan. 13, 2017 1.828
Jan. 12, 2017 1.877
Jan. 11, 2017 1.907
Jan. 10, 2017 1.893
Jan. 9, 2017 1.944
Jan. 6, 2017 2.047
Jan. 5, 2017 2.126
Jan. 4, 2017 2.291
Jan. 3, 2017 2.253
Dec. 30, 2016 2.247
Dec. 29, 2016 2.277
Dec. 28, 2016 2.291
Dec. 27, 2016 2.307
Dec. 23, 2016 2.288
Dec. 22, 2016 2.315
Dec. 21, 2016 2.448
Dec. 20, 2016 2.442
Dec. 19, 2016 2.350
Dec. 16, 2016 2.331
Dec. 15, 2016 2.507
Dec. 14, 2016 2.583
Dec. 13, 2016 2.669
Dec. 12, 2016 2.650
   
Dec. 9, 2016 2.761
Dec. 8, 2016 2.856
Dec. 7, 2016 2.823
Dec. 6, 2016 2.710
Dec. 5, 2016 2.666
Dec. 2, 2016 2.653
Dec. 1, 2016 2.577
Nov. 30, 2016 2.561
Nov. 29, 2016 2.58
Nov. 28, 2016 2.488
Nov. 25, 2016 2.618
Nov. 23, 2016 2.651
Nov. 22, 2016 2.624
Nov. 21, 2016 2.527
Nov. 18, 2016 2.557
Nov. 17, 2016 2.546
Nov. 16, 2016 2.479
Nov. 15, 2016 2.462
Nov. 14, 2016 2.570
Nov. 11, 2016 2.473
Nov. 10, 2016 2.379
Nov. 9, 2016 2.257
Nov. 8, 2016 2.190
Nov. 7, 2016 2.241
Nov. 4, 2016 2.214

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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 2.901 Aug 15 2016
Average 1.479

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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