Where J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) Stands on Analytical Review Chart?

J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) shares traded -13.99% down during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $4.55. The stock exchanged hands 86.97 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 19.93 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $1.4 Billion. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $8.57 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 21 opinions.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) high price target of $15 and with a conservative view have low price target of $5.

Gordon Haskett “Initiates Coverage On” J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) in a research note issued to investors on 5/09/17 to Reduce with price target of $5.

Additionally on 2/27/17 B. Riley “Downgrades” J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) to Neutral setting price target at $0 and on 2/13/17 Morgan Stanley “Upgrades” the stock to Equal-Weight at $0. Furthermore on 2/10/17 Susquehanna “Initiates Coverage On” the stock to Positive at $8.5.

On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 27.57 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.28, Consequently J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 6.04%, 4.20% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 0.41.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) has analysts’ mean recommendation of 2.5. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

Analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings growth are expecting that J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) will report earnings of $-0.21 for the current quarter on or around 5/12/17, however the company’s high EPS estimates are $0.03 and low estimates are $-0.42. However the company reported $-0.32 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.

Previously J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.03. The company posted an earnings surprise of 4.9%.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of 260% whereas during current quarter it has 34.4% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 475% during current year and 23.9% for next year. Past 5 years growth of J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) observed at 9.37%, looking forward for the next 5 years it has a strong prediction of -28% over growth.

J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $2.77 Billion according to 18 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $2.82 Billion in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $2.66 Billion. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $12.33 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $12.01 Billion and high estimates of $12.65 Billion according to 20 number of analysts.

Currently J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP)’s shares owned by insiders are 1.8%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 84.3%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded -0.6%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded -4.28%.

J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) 52-week high price stands at $11.30 and low price stands at $5.16, its price distance from 52-week high is -59.73% while its distance from 52-week low price is -11.82%. The stock hit its 52-week high on 08/15/16, and 52-week low on 05/12/17. The company’s trailing twelve month income is 1 Million dollars and is paying 0% dividend yield annually.

J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $12.55 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 0.13. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $4.38 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 1.04, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $2.47, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 1.84. The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 0 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 0.

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