Stocks Faring Away From Broker’s Choice: J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP), Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT)

  1. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) [Trend Analysis] moved down reacts as active mover, shares a decrease -1.31% to traded at $8.31 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was 0.36%. Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the JCP. Starting with EPS for the final quarter of this year. EPS is usually the indicator of profitability for the company. According to WSJ analysis, the Q4 2016 current estimates trends were for $0.64 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $-0.18. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $0.66 as compared to three months ago $0.66.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 16 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 11.20 as compared to current price of 8.31. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 8 analysts in current tenure as 2 analysts having overweight ratings, 11 recommend as HOLD and 2 gave it as a SELL security for current period. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Overweight by the pool of analysts.

The firm’s current ratio calculated as 1.50 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.21 and price to cash ratio remained 14.17. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as -21.40% and return on investment was -1.80% while its return on asset stayed at -2.80%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 4.21.

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it -0.54% to close at $72.23 with the total traded volume of 3.07 Million shares. Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over TGT performance. Out of the pool of analysts 6 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 6 analysts having BUY in current month. The 2 analysts gave SELL rank. Majority ranked Hold from the pool of analysts.

The next year first quarter EPS estimates trend for current period shows $1.65 while one month ago this estimate trend was for $1.65. 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 $5.50 and for the one month was for $5.49 as compared to three months ago was for $5.37. Whereas, TGT received highest price target of 95 and low target of 60. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 77.82 as compared to current price of 72.23.

The firm has institutional ownership of 88%, while insider ownership included 0.11%. Its price to sales ratio ended at 0.58. TGT attains analyst recommendation of 2.70 with week performance of -2.05%.


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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