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J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP)went up by 19.08% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $2.05 and move down -102.97%, while JCP stocks collected +42.31% of gains with the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 6 hours ago that Press Release: JCPenney Announces Colin Dougherty as SVP, Finance

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) Worth an Investment?

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) The 36 Months beta value for JCP stocks is at 1.53, while of the analysts out of 0 who provided ratings for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. stocks as a “buy” while as overweight, rated it as hold and as sell. The average price we get from analysts is $0.90 which is -$1.01 below current price. JCP currently has a short float of 45.60% and public float of 292.63M with average trading volume of 9.32M shares.

JCP Market Performance

JCP stocks went up by 42.31% for the week, with the monthly jump of 68.31% and a quarterly performance of -1.94%, while its annual performance rate touched -42.61%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 56.05% for JCP stocks with the simple moving average of -13.90% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for JCP stocks, with B. Riley FBR repeating the rating for JCP shares by setting it to “Neutral”. The predicted price for JCP socks in the upcoming period according to B. Riley FBR is $0.60 based on the research report published on August 13, 2019.

Telsey Advisory Group, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see JCP stock at the price of $1.25, previously predicting the value of $2. The rating they have provided for JCP stocks is “Market Perform” according to the report published on November 16, 2018.

Argus gave “ Sell” rating to JCP stocks, setting the target price at $1.25 in the report published on November 16, 2018.

JCP Stocks 23.62% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought JCP to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -50.73% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 11.08%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 9.16%, while the shares surge at the distance of +71.16% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by -11.40% lower at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, JCP went up by +42.31%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of -21.71% of losses for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $0.67. In addition, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. saw -2.88% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further losses.

JCP Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), starting from PAYNE LISA A, who bought 230,000 shares at the price of $0.79 back on Sep 06. After this action, Rushing now owns 517,890 shares of J. C. Penney Company, Inc., valued at $181,930 with the latest closing price.

Wlazlo Michelle, the EVP, Chief Merchant of J. C. Penney Company, Inc., bought 100,000 shares at the value of $0.59 during a trade that took place back on Aug 28, which means that Wlazlo Michelle is holding 100,000 shares at the value of $58,930 based on the most recent closing price.

JCP Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at -0.02 for the present operating margin and +29.89 for gross margin. The net margin for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. stands at -2.12. Total capital return value is set at -0.06, while invested capital returns managed to touch -4.88. Equity return holds the value -26.20%, with -3.40% for asset returns.

Based on J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP), the company’s capital structure generated 343.59 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 77.46. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 51.06 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at 335.04 and long-term debt to capital is 75.53.

EBITDA value lies at +164.00 M with total debt to EBITDA carrying the value of 7.27. The value for Enterprise to Sales is 0.34 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.98. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.52.