Published: Thu, May 25, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

J C Penney Company (JCP) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Currently, EPS of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. EPS breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis. Boston Advsr Llc invested 0.13% in J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP). BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 174,006 shares of the department store operator's stock valued at $1,604,000 after buying an additional 3,210 shares in the last quarter.

In the quarter ending October 2016, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. delivered smaller earnings beat. (JCP) has the trading volume of 8.55 Million shares with the average trading volume of 22640 shares. Parametrica Management Ltd bought a new position in J C Penney Company during the first quarter worth approximately $117,000. Strs Ohio now owns 4,600,000 shares of the department store operator's stock worth $28,336,000 after buying an additional 1,000,000 shares during the last quarter. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.80 out of 1-5 scale with week's performance of 0.43%. The stock declined 0.76% or $0.03 reaching $4.59 per share. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 85.70% of the company's stock. Etrade Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability has 0.01% invested in J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) for 17,398 shares. The company's stock had a trading volume of 1,471,247 shares. Finally, Vetr cut J C Penney Company from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $7.76 price target for the a report on Wednesday, February 8th. (JCP) now has a value of $4.62 while the company's 52 week low is at $4.17, the shares dropped to the 52 week low on 05/15/17. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) established that the company was able to keep return on investment at 8.39 in the trailing twelve month while Reuters data showed that industry's average stands at 8.54 and sector's optimum level is 11.77.

The company has mean EPS estimate of -0.14 reported by 20 number of analyst for the quarter ending Aug 10, 2017- Aug 14, 2017.

The TTM operating margin is 2.9%.

Sibanye Gold Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:SBGL) have shown a high EPS growth of 52.50% in the last 5 years and has earnings growth of 100.80% yoy.

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If you look at the company's income statement over the past years, you will see that the company is constantly posting gross profit: In 2014, JCP earned gross profit of 4.26 Billion, in 2015 4.55 Billion gross profit, while in 2016 J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

Valuation Ratios of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Masters Mgmt Lc holds 0.35% or 1.91 million shares.

News articles about J C Penney Company (NYSE:JCP) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. If you are reading this news story on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of US and worldwide copyright and trademark legislation. (JCP) are stable and safe compared to the lower market capitalization companies.

JCP has been the subject of a number of research reports. Analysts, on average, were expecting $-0.21 per share, and the company reported EPS of $-0.21 - amounting to a negative surprise of -0.24%.

Looking at the current price of the stock and the 52 week high and low, it suggests that the stock is likely to go Up in the future. The P/E ratio is one of the most common ratios used for figuring out whether a company is overvalued or undervalued. Jefferies maintained the shares of JCP in report on Friday, April 7 with "Hold" rating. 9,953,048 shares of the company traded hands. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock.

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