J.C. Penney Company trades as part of the retail apparel and specialty industry and consumer cyclical sector. The company CEO is Jill A. Soltau. JC Penney Co Inc is an American omnichannel retailer. The company sells merchandise and services to consumers through department stores and its own website.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The JCP shares had a previous change of 17.03% which opened at 0.87 and closed at 1.03. It moved to an intraday high of 1.03 and a low of 0.86.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, JCP shares returned 23.93% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -20.77%. Over three months, it changed -34.39%. In one year it has changed -57.96% and within that year its 52 week high was 3.16 and its 52 week low was 0.80. JCP stock is 28.75% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 1.44 and a 50 day moving average of 1.25. Right now, JCP stock is trading -28.51% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The company has a market cap of $325.9m with 316.4m shares outstanding and a float of 287.6m shares. Trading volume was 11,184,127 shares and has experienced an average volume of 8,661,057 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.


The last annual reported EPS for J.C. Penney Company was -0.81 which ended on 31st of January 2019. Based on 10 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -0.22.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

Apr19Reported 05-21-2019: -0.48
Jan19Reported 02-28-2019: 0.24
Oct18Reported 11-15-2018: -0.48
Jul18Reported 08-16-2018: -0.32
Apr18Reported 05-17-2018: -0.25

EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of J.C. Penney Company; the EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -8.00% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Short-interest was 126,623,981, which was 40.02% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 14.58. This stock has a high level of short interest and may fall in value in the near term.

The beta was calculated to be 1.37.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is -4.12%, profit margin is -2.86%, price-to-sales is 0.02 and price-to-book is 0.27.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 0  : Growth Expectations Result
 3  : Financial Safety Result
 0  : Past Performance Result
 1  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 1  : Overall Result

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