JC Penney Co (JCP)

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7.805 -0.03  -0.32% NYSE May 25, 12:56 Delayed 2m USD

JC Penney Co Price to Book Value:

1.915 for May 25, 2016
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May 25, 2016 1.915
May 24, 2016 1.921
May 23, 2016 1.884
May 20, 2016 1.899
May 19, 2016 1.864
May 18, 2016 1.791
May 17, 2016 1.781
May 16, 2016 1.813
May 13, 2016 1.859
May 12, 2016 1.913
May 11, 2016 1.935
May 10, 2016 1.984
May 9, 2016 2.068
May 6, 2016 2.026
May 5, 2016 2.190
May 4, 2016 2.215
May 3, 2016 2.286
May 2, 2016 2.360
April 29, 2016 2.174
April 28, 2016 2.263
April 27, 2016 2.256
April 26, 2016 2.223
April 25, 2016 2.218
April 22, 2016 2.232
April 21, 2016 2.237
April 20, 2016 2.298
   
April 19, 2016 2.282
April 18, 2016 2.319
April 15, 2016 2.307
April 14, 2016 2.263
April 13, 2016 2.356
April 12, 2016 2.284
April 11, 2016 2.293
April 8, 2016 2.347
April 7, 2016 2.380
April 6, 2016 2.478
April 5, 2016 2.443
April 4, 2016 2.469
April 1, 2016 2.49
March 31, 2016 2.591
March 30, 2016 2.628
March 29, 2016 2.677
March 28, 2016 2.628
March 24, 2016 2.556
March 23, 2016 2.567
March 22, 2016 2.638
March 21, 2016 2.701
March 18, 2016 2.710
March 17, 2016 2.698
March 16, 2016 2.631
March 15, 2016 2.621

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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 1.362

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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