Short Term Outlook For J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP)


J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) closed its last session at $3.69. The stock traded within a range of $3.50 and $3.72. The company operates in the Consumer Cyclical sector with a market capitalization of 1.13 Million. Trading volume for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was 10.1 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) has an average volume of 15.85 Million.

Company Profile

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of the Company is one of largest department store, drugstore, catalog, and e-commerce retailers. J. C. Penney Catalog, including e-commerce, is the nation’s largest catalog merchant of general merchandise. JCPenney is one of America’s leading retailers, operating department stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as one of the largest apparel and home furnishing sites on the Internet,, and the nation’s largest general merchandise catalog business. Through these integrated channels, JCPenney offers a wide array of national, private and exclusive brands.

Analyst Views

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) received a Buy rating from 0 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 3 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) touched its 1-Year High price of $7.42 on 02/16/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $2.35 on 11/08/17.

EPS & Financials

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $-0.33/Share beating the analyst estimate of $-0.43/Share by a difference of $0.1. This showed a surprise of 23.3% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 19 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.47/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.56/share and a low EPS of $0.36/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $4.04 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 4.21 Billion and 3.78 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with MEDIUM volatility. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) has a 20-Day average volume of 11.68 Million. According to today’s trading volume J. C. Penney Company, Inc. is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BULLISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 1.3 Percent and Institutional ownership of 74.2 Percent. The return on assets stands at -2%, Return on Equity currently is -14.9% and the Return on Investment value is 5.9%.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) gross margin percentage stands at 34.5% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 0.9 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is -1.4 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.49% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 5.12 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -8.54 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 16.77 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 0.9%. The return on invested capital is at 5.9%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 9.41.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -8.54%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 16.77% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.