JC Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) - Active Stock to Focus


The stock ended last trade at 17.81 a share and the price is up more than 12.30% so far this year. 38 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes.

193,350 are owned by Sector Pension Investment Board. The firm owned 32,494,252 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 1,167,060 shares during the period. (NYSE:JCP). Pub Employees Retirement System Of Ohio accumulated 68,365 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement invested in 386,839 shares or 0% of the stock. Finally, Cowen set a $4.00 price target on shares of J C Penney and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. 585,519 are owned by Utd Capital Financial Advisers Limited Liability Corp. During the same quarter a year ago, the business earned ($0.21) earnings per share. Ims Mgmt has 41,761 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.21) earnings per share. Sinderen now anticipates that the department store operator will post earnings of $0.03 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.05. The company now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $4.78. (NYSE:JCP) are owned by insiders with 6.94% six-month change in the insider ownership. When we compare its current volume with average for the same time of day, a Relative Volume (usually displayed as ratio) of 0.39 is obtained.

Sell side analysts plays vital role in buying and selling a stock where 0 analysts rated J. C. Penney Company, Inc. The simple logic that a stock's current market price does not justify (is not equivalent to) its higher earnings and therefore has room to run is behind shareholders' inclination toward low P/E stocks. BlackRock Investment Management LLC's holdings in J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Finally, Northcoast Research cut J C Penney from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Its beta value stands at 0.56. (NYSE:JCP) earned "Hold" rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, January 10. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, January 4 by Robert W. Baird. On Friday, September 30 the stock rating was initiated by Guggenheim with "Neutral". This volatility measure use for multipurpose in judging the underlying price momentum as well as the rate of change in JCP's price. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Monday, May 15.

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Shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP). Conning stated it has 10,200 shares. On Friday, August 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Telsey Advisory Group to "Market Perform".

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J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) has grabbed attention from the analysts, when it saw a value increase of 0.78% or 0.03 points in the last trading session to close at $3.89. About 4.54 million shares traded. (JCP) has made its way to a 12-month decline of -42.29%. It has underperformed by 56.70% the S&P500.

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Returns and Valuations for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP). Meyer Handelman Company reported 27,192 shares.

The company reported its last earnings Actual EPS of $-0.33/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.73/share and a low EPS of $0.36/share. The department store operator reported ($0.33) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.43) by $0.10.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for J. C. Penney Company, Inc.as $4.04 Million in the Current Quarter. 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, jcp.com, and the nation's largest general merchandise catalog business. First Dallas Secs holds 1.3% in J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Moreover, Wedge Management L L P Nc has 0% invested in J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

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