In active leading trade session, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) declining -2.76% to trade at $5.99. The firm receives analyst recommendation of 2.50 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -5.82%.
Experts’ Critical Views
Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over JCP performance. Out of the pool of analysts 9 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 8 analysts having BUY in current month. The 2 analysts gave SELL rank. Majority ranked Overweight from the pool of analysts.
The next year first quarter EPS estimates trend for current period shows $-0.19 while one month ago this estimate trend was for $-0.20. EPS indicator shows the robustness of the stock and its analysis opens up the clear picture of company’s profitability. On annual basis of EPS, FY 2017 Estimate Trends at current were for $0.61 and for the one month was for $0.78 as compared to three months ago was for $0.98. JCP received highest price target of 15 and low target of 5. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 8.48 as compared to current price of 5.99.
To find out the technical position of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP), it holds price to book ratio of 1.37 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. JCP is presenting price to cash flow of 2.08.
EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at 100.20%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 22.11%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 0.15.
Earnings Technical Analysis
For trailing twelve months, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) attains gross profit margin of 35.70% and operating margin stands at 2.90% that is showing consistency of trends in firm’s earnings. While to figure out more clear vision, firm’s returns on investment calculated as 5.90%; it gives answer about efficiency of different investments in different securities. The returns on assets of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) also presenting perceptible condition of profitability, it has ROA of 0.00%, the very positive ratio starts from >+15% and very negative hits to <-15%.
The firm has noticeable volatility credentials; price volatility of stock was 4.34% for a week and 4.42% for a month. The performance of J. C. Penney Company (NYSE:JCP) for the quarter recorded as -37.28% and for year stands at -48.00%, while the YTD performance was -27.92%. The co attains 0.28 for Average True Range for 14 days. The stock price of JCP is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -6.72% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -11.32%.