JC Penney Co Inc (JCP)

neg -0.03
Today's Range: 9.09 - 9.39 | JCP Avg Daily Volume: 14,419,200
Last Update: 09/30/16 - 4:03 PM EDT
Volume: 13,971,060
YTD Performance: 38.44%
Open: $9.30
Previous Close: $9.25
52 Week Range: $6.00 - $11.99
Oustanding Shares: 307,729,570
Market Cap: 2,846,498,522
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for JCP
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 7 7 7 8
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 5 5 6 7
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 3 3 3 3
Mean Rec. 2.47 2.47 2.50 2.44
Latest Dividend: 0.20
Latest Dividend Yield: 0.00%
Dividend Ex-Date: 04/05/12
Price Earnings Ratio: -7.64
Price Earnings Comparisons:
JCP Sector Avg. S&P 500
-7.64 0.00 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
3.83% -0.75% 4.71%
Revenue 3.00 0.00 -0.01
Net Income 0.00 -0.50 0.00
EPS 0.00 -0.60 0.00
Earnings for JCP:
Revenue 12.63B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (10/16) Qtr (01/17) FY (01/17) FY (01/18)
Average Estimate $-0.19 $0.73 $0.16 $0.69
Number of Analysts 12 10 11 11
High Estimate $-0.12 $0.90 $0.29 $1.03
Low Estimate $-0.31 $0.54 $-0.13 $0.05
Prior Year $-0.47 $0.39 $-1.03 $0.16
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 58.87% 88.21% 115.53% 332.39%
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Doug Kass

 | Sep 30, 2016 | 12:04 PM EDT
At $9.40, the share price is attractive. Reward vs. risk. The 12-month upside is $13.50 (a 43% increase); and downside is $8.50 (a 10% decrease). Focused management. The retailer is gaining market share. There is significant EPS and cash-flow leverage if sales exceed budget.

Doug Kass

 | Sep 29, 2016 | 2:41 PM EDT
I have added a layer of trading positions on top of my investment positions in Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) and J C Penney (JC …

Doug Kass

 | Sep 29, 2016 | 7:03 AM EDT
Moody's has upgraded J.C. Penney's (JCP) debt. Here and here. I am long JCP.

Doug Kass

 | Sep 28, 2016 | 5:29 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar flat-lined. The price of crude oil increased by $2 a barrel to $46.67 on the OPEC chatter, previously mentioned. Gold fell by $4.60 to $1,325 ... not trading well. Agricultural commodities mostly lower: wheat was down $0.02, corn down $0.02, soybeans down $0.07 and oats down $0.01. Lumber up $1. Bonds were unchanged, with little movement in yields. The 10-year yield was up 1, and the long bond was flat. 2s/10s (yield curve) flat at 81 basis points. Municipals flat, but junk bond prices ripped after OPEC and closed much higher on the day. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rose $0.13 to nearly $15. I would sell this strength. Banks rallied despite the lousy publicity: Congressional uproar and California state's temporary cancellation of its business relationship with Wells Fargo. More in my opening missive. The canary in the coal mine, DB, rallied after weeks of weakness. My view? Neidermeyer, dead. Deutsch Bank (DB) dead.  REITs fell small, after broad gains in the last few days. I added to my iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ETF (IYR) short. Insurance and brokerages rallied -- albeit modestly. Staying long HIG and short Morgan Stanley (MS) , Goldman Sachs (GS) , Metlife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) . Biotech under-performed. Allergan (AGN) , Gilead Sciences (

Doug Kass

 | Sep 28, 2016 | 2:51 PM EDT
At $9.40, the share price is attractive. Reward vs. risk. The

Doug Kass

 | Sep 28, 2016 | 1:44 PM EDT
I continued to add to J C Penney (JCP) and Hartford Financial Group (HIG) today. …

Doug Kass

 | Sep 26, 2016 | 5:45 PM EDT
Why I sold Twitter on Friday. Why upside/downside targets are my investing religion.  Why it would be Goofy for Disney (DIS) to buy Twitter. Remember media companies, unlike Google and Salesforce, are bounded by EPS and cash flow. Disney has its own problems. I remain short.  A contrary view: Don't bank on the banks. As I mentioned (and added to my aforementioned thesis to avoid financials) to Jimmy Cramer in an email late this afternoon:   Jim, It is clear the Fed WANTS to raise in December. It is also clear that the rate of growth in domestic economy is slowing. If the Fed raises and the economy remains moribund, we risk a flatter curve rather than a steeper curve -- which is bad for banks and goes against the meme that a rate rise will help improve NIM and lead to improved valuations.   Fertilizer stocks trade like crap. Stay away. I am.   Damn, Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) ! ($20 in last three days) I was impatient and

Anders Keitz

 | Sep 23, 2016 | 11:16 AM EDT
The athleisure trend is turning into a lifestyle, one that the lululemon CEO looks to capitalize on.

Brian Sozzi

 | Sep 23, 2016 | 11:00 AM EDT
The stock has gotten off to a rousing start, but competition in the cosmetics space should cause investors to look below the surface.

Doug Kass

 | Sep 22, 2016 | 3:03 PM EDT
Mr. Market, though off the day's highs, is the "world's fair." S&P 500 futures are now up by about 35 handles from the Fed's comments. Fixed income stronger; the iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas. Bond ETF (TLT) up a beaner. The yields on the 10-year note (1.64%) and long bond are 3-4 basis points lower. Municipals and junk are well bid. Yield is flattening as the 2s/10s spread contrac
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