JC Penney Company Inc. Holding Company

At the moment, the average analyst rating for JCP is Hold. The PT means a possible downside of -13.25 % from company's previous stock close. BMO Capital Markets dropped their price objective on shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with "Underweight" rating in Monday, May 16 report. With these types of results to display analysts, are more optimistic than before, leading 2 of analysts who cover J. C. Penney Company, Inc. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, November 9 by Citigroup.

Understanding Profitability at J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 1.7%. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $5.06.

The positive news helped stop, at least for the time being, a selloff in shares of the company that had accelerated in October when the chain, based in Plano, Texas, warned it would have to liquidate merchandise that did not sell well.

The stock increased 14.65% or $0.4 on November 10, reaching $3.17. Over the past three months, the average daily trading volume came in at about 18.96 million shares per day. Now the price is sitting at -11.27% lower than its 50 days moving average. The stock has a market capitalization of $985.05, a PE ratio of 11.32 and a beta of 0.53. The Vulcan Value Partners Llc holds 1.85M shares with $366.53 million value, up from 1.65M last quarter.

Net loss widened to $128 million, or 41 cents per share, in the quarter ended October 28, from $67 million, or 22 cents per share, a year earlier. Commonwealth Equity Services holds 0% or 29,255 shares in its portfolio. Their revenue meanwhile grew by 4.95% from the last quarter, totaling $2.84 billion. Holding news, Chairman Marvin R. Ellison bought 100,000 shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding will post 0.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Holding (NYSE:JCP) last announced its earnings results on Friday, November 10th. If you are accessing this report on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of worldwide trademark and copyright law. One Trading Limited Partnership has 0% invested in J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP).

On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 50.13 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.24, Consequently J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP)'s weekly and monthly volatility is 10.45%, 7.24% respectively. Creative Planning now owns 34,051 shares of the department store operator's stock valued at $302,000 after buying an additional 2,389 shares during the period. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Following the transaction, the director now owns 68,123 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $246,605.26. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. The data from the past twelve months tells a similar story: insiders executed 43 buys and 13 sells, and ownership increased by a net of 1.72 million shares. Corporate insiders own 1.02% of the company's stock. It fall, as 62 investors sold BA shares while 534 reduced holdings. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 0.2, current ratio was 1.5, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 3.51 and Total Debt/Equity ratio stands at 3.72, while Payout ratio is 0. Shikiar Asset Management Inc. now owns 52,700 shares of the department store operator's stock valued at $468,000 after buying an additional 2,200 shares during the period. Holding by 5.6% in the 1st quarter. Holding Company has a fifty-two week low of $2.35 and a fifty-two week high of $10.74. Holding by 11.6% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 23,858,033 shares of the department store operator's stock worth $146,966,000 after purchasing an additional 1,270,459 shares during the last quarter. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Finally, Citigroup Inc. cut shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding by 93.9% during the 2nd quarter. As of the end of the quarter American International Group Inc had acquired 13,477 shares growing its holdings by 5.8%.

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