Analysts Prospects on Mix Momentum: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP), GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) [Trend Analysis] try to make new thrust in street and making different trends, stocks trading ended with 0.81% to $8.69. Analyst’s ratings play a vital role in defining a stock’s performance for the day. Let us check out how WSJ analysts have ranked JCP for quarterly and monthly. For recent position, 8 analysts have ranked the JCP with Buy ratings while 2 ranked overweight. The co for the one-month period was ranked overweight by 3 analysts. Looking over the last month situation it was ranked as “Buy” by 8 analysts. While, overall the consensus rank was for Overweight.

Glancing over stock’s performance with EPS trend, the current quarter estimates trends for EPS by pool of analysts was $0.64 and for one month ago was $0.64, as Q1 2017 Trends estimate stands at $-0.18, according to WSJ analytic reports.

The share price of JCP attracts active investors, as stock price of week volatility recorded 4.67%. The stock is going forward to its 52-week low with 44.83% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -27.52%.

GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GNC) [Trend Analysis] plunged reacts as active mover, shares a decrease -0.38% to traded at $12.97 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was 0.01%. The stock got a shaky start early morning on analyst’s remarks. Following the EPS trend, pool of analysts gave current quarter Per-Share Earnings estimates trends of $0.38 for the GNC while maintaining high price target of 20.00 and average of 14.39, as reported by WSJ.

For the next year first quarter, analysts predicted EPS estimates trend of $0.55 which would leave an impact on the stock performance in coming months. In the ratings chart, 0 analysts gave ratings of underweight for the previous quarter while 1 gave underweight for current period. In addition, for the current month 6 number of analysts gave ratings for hold as compared to last month 7 number of analysts stood in same position. The overall pool of consensus ranking was for Hold in current month as it was Hold security in previous month.

The firm’s current ratio calculated as 2.60 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.35 and price to cash ratio remained 24.23. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 52.70% and return on investment was 14.10% while its return on asset stayed at 7.40%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 4.39.

 

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