Analytical Overview of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP)

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) belonging to the Retail-Wholesale sector has declined -0.59% and closed its last trading session at $8.42.

The company reported its EPS on 11/11/2016. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $11.29.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 2.5. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. The Stock had a 2.53 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 2.53 and 2.5 respectively.

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. on 11/11/2016 reported its EPS as $-0.21 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $-0.21. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0. This shows a surprise factor of 0%.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Earnings, with 20 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.64. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $0.76 and $0.49 respectively. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.39.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. as $4.1 Billion in the Current Quarter. This estimate is provided by 19 analysts. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 4.15 Billion, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 4.07 Billion. The company’s last year sales total was 4 Billion.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. is 64.1%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 43.8%. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of 9.37% per annum. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is -28%.

The Company got Upgrade by BofA/Merrill on 2-Dec-16 from Neutral to Buy.

Insider Trades for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. show that the latest trade was made on 9 Dec 2016 where Risch (Therace), the Chief Technology Officer completed a transaction type “Sell” in which 6399 shares were traded at a price of $10.21.

1 Insider Sales transactions were made totaling 6761 shares traded.

20 analysts projected Price Targets for J. C. Penney Company, Inc.. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $16. The Low Price target projection by analysts is $7 and the Mean Price Target is $11.29.

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) has the market capitalization of $2.63 Billion. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $11.99 on Mar 8, 2016 and touched its 52-Week Low of $6 on Jan 20, 2016. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of -2.8 percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at -21.4% and Return on Investment (ROI) of -1.8 percent.

The stock is currently showing YTD performance of 26.43 Percent. The company has Beta Value of 0.79 and ATR value of 0.38. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 4.03% and 4.02%.

Company profile:

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.