J. C. Penney (NYSE:JCP)- Stocks Tossing up on Optimistic Data: Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) [Trend Analysis] luring active investment momentum, shares an increase 1.29% to $7.07.. The total volume of 17.38 Million shares held in the session was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 20357.84 shares. EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at 33.60%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 1644.12%.
  2. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) reported that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results on Friday, February 24, at 7:30 a.m. ET. The news release will be followed by a live conference call and webcast conducted by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Marvin R. Ellison and Chief Financial Officer Ed Record that will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Effective Investment Valuation

Furthermore, it has price to sale ratio of 0.17 that signifies the value placed on each dollar of a firm’s sales or incomes. The firm’s price to book was 1.91, which can be compared with current price to get idea about under or overvalue of stock. Forward Price to Earnings ratio of JCP attains value of 11.92 that is projecting or estimating EPS for the next 12-months and its follow by traders who believe on anticipates of a firm’s future rather than past performance.

To have technical views, liquidity ratio of a company calculated as 1.50 to match up with its debt to equity ratio of 4.21. The float short ration was 25.91%; as compared to Short Ratio were 3.86. The firm has institutional ownership of 88.40%, while insider ownership included 1.10%. JCP attains analyst recommendation of 2.50 with week’s performance of 5.21%.

Under investment valuation analysis, Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) presented as an active mover, it has floated short ration of 16.18%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, which was 3.94. Shares jumped up 3.71% to trade at $7.54 in most recent trading session.

Ratio Analysis

The firm price to earnings ratio calculated as 27.62. The co stands at price to sale ratio of 0.34 that signifies the value placed on each dollar of a firm’s sales or incomes; it is most relevant ratio to compare companies in similar sector. It has price to book ratio of 2.27, which gauges the market price of a share over its book value.

The firm has price volatility of 4.23% for a week and 4.48% for a month. Narrow down focus to firm performance, its weekly performance was 4.87% and monthly performance was -15.15%. The stock price of PIR is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -0.11% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -0.80%.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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