- C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) also in plain sight to attract passive investors, shares in most recent trading session eased up 0.99% after traded at $7.14. Morgan Stanley backed off from bearish stance it had on the discount department store chain for the past several years. Analyst Kimberly Greenberger upgraded J.C. Penney to equal weight from underweight, saying the risk-vs.-reward scenario has become more balanced, given several potential catalysts that could boost the stock. Among those catalysts are the eroding financial position of rival Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD), accelerated store closures, continuing debt paydowns and an expected lowered guidance on the fourth-quarter call next week and the analysts meeting in March.
For trailing twelve months, JCP attains gross profit margin of 36% and operating margin stands at 1.20% that are showing consistency of trends in firm’s earnings. While to figure out more clear vision, firm’s returns on investment calculated as -1.80%; it gives answer about efficiency of different investments in different securities. The returns on assets of firm also presenting perceptible condition of profitability, it has ROA of -2.80%, the very positive ratio starts from >+15% and very negative hits to <-15%.
The firm has noticeable volatility credentials; price volatility of stock was 4.07% for a week and 3.89% for a month. The performance of firm for the quarter recorded as -14.59% and for year stands at 2.15%, while the YTD performance was -14.08%. The co attains 0.30 for Average True Range for 14 days. The stock price of JCP is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 5.46% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -11.40%.
Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ:DCIX) persists its position slightly strong in context of buying side, while shares price eased up remains unchanged during latest trading session.
Profitability Ratio Analysis; to measure firm’s performance and profitability, we focus on ordinary profitability ratio, DCIX has gross profit margin of 12% for trailing twelve months, these are a better detectors to find consistency or positive/negative trends in a firm’s earnings. Following in trace line, returns on investment amplify the findings, the firm’s ROI concludes as -2.30%; it gives idea for personal financial decisions, to compare a firm’s profitability or to compare the efficiency of different investments. The returns on assets of firm also on noticeable level, it has ROA of -38.60%, which signifies how profitable a firm is relative to its total assets.
In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 0, sometimes its remain same with long term debt to equity ratio. Taking notice on volatility measures, price volatility of stock was 6.98% for a week and 13.31% for a month.