What Analysts Think of J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP)?

Piper Jaffray Companies set a $5.00 price target on shares of J C Penney Company and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Saturday, May 13th. As volatility place a very vital role in identifying the risk involved in the particular case. $286,872 U.S Dollars based on an avg price of 4.7 U.S Dollars for every share. The stock was trading on below-average volume. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Mngmt Corp holds 0.02% or 264,470 shares in its portfolio. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 4.63% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. The consensus recommendation for stock is 2.50. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Tuesday, January 5 to "Neutral". The stock has "Hold" rating by Evercore on Wednesday, August 5.

Investors who are keeping close eye on J. Shares have dropped -40.92% over the trailing 6 months.

Shares of Verizon Communications Inc. The stock hit its 52-week high on 08/15/16, and 52-week low on 05/15/17. Analysts anticipate that J C Penney Company will post $0.47 EPS for the current year. The stock plunged -36.11 percent over the past quarter, while declined -50.95 percent over the past six months. Over the past full-year, shares have performed -35.67%.

J C Penney Company (NYSE:JCP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May 12th. Its sales stood at -6.20% a year on average in the period of last five years. (JCP) is 0.06 while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be -0.21 suggesting the company fell short of the analysts' expectations. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. Its Average True Range (ATR) value figured out at 0.89. The stock closed its day at $137.51. Another trade for 5,500 shares valued at $25,300 was bought by VALERIANI NICHOLAS J. However, most financial instruments are traded after hours which mean that the closing price of a stock might not match the after-hours price. The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $7.54.

The Gross Margin Score is calculated by looking at the Gross Margin and the overall stability of the company over the course of 8 years. The Beta for the stock stands at 0.41. Although past volatility action may help project future stock volatility, it may also be vastly different when taking into account other factors that may be driving price action during the measured time period. The company reported the earnings of $0.06/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $-0.21/share. Recently, the stock has been moved 1.30% from its 200-day simple moving average. It also upped Molina Healthcare Inc (Prn) stake by 2.00M shares and now owns 10.00 million shares. The ROIC 5 year average is calculated using the five year average EBIT, five year average (net working capital and net fixed assets).

The relative strength index or RSI highlights overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. Current ratio which is the relationship between current assets and current liabilities, indicating the liquidity of a business is calculated as 1.70. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 16,721 shares of the department store operator's stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 4,205 shares in the last quarter. The share price was last seen 2.03% higher, reaching at $15.1 on May. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.22) EPS.

The Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $-0.05 per share, according to consensus of 22 analysts. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock.

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