Right Now May Be the Best Buy-In Window for J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

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J. C. Penney Company, Inc. kicked off the trading day on 08/14/19 with a price decrease of -4.92%, equivalent to -$0.03 relative change for the day. Taking a more long-term approach, JCP had a 52-week range of $0.53 to $2.65. At the time of this article’s publishing, this stock is trading at $0.57 after starting the trading session at $0.5701. Moving on, the stock has demonstrated a 52-week change amounting to -60.41, alongside an S&P500 52-Week Change of -66.44. At the time of writing, this stock’s 50-day Moving Average stands at $0.97, while the 200-day Moving Average of this stock is currently $1.24.

Currently, this company’s share volume is sitting at $12,593,352, but has maintained average daily volume of $8.99M. This stock has generated an average Year to Date volume of $9.1 million, alongside an average 20-day volume of $11.89 million. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $366.50 million, simultaneously with a float of $305.34 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $208.90 million.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc.(JCP) Ownership Data

Now let’s turn our focus to how large-scale investors are behaving with this stock. J. C. Penney Company, Inc.’s current insider ownership accounts for 5.80%, in contrast to 72.10% institutional ownership. According to the most recent latest insider trade that took place on Jun 07 this organization’s Director bought 717,676 at the rate of 0.99, making the entire transaction hit 709,925 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 1,763,579. Preceding that transaction, on Jun 06 Company’s Director bought 223,419 at a price of 0.98, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 219,107. This particular insider is now the holder of 1,045,903 in total.

If we take a glance at the Ownership summary of J. C. Penney Company, Inc.’s stock, 271 Institutional holders make up 69.60% of its total stock ownership. All together, they are the legal holders of 220,504,089 shares, which are valued at about $132,302,453 in total. If we focus on the top 3 stockholders for this publicly-traded organization, BLACKROCK INC. owns 43.62 million shares, with VANGUARD GROUP INC in 2nd place owning 30.58 million shares and NEWPORT TRUST CO in third place with total ownership of 14.79 million shares.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) Earnings and Revenue Data

In the latest quarterly report that this company released, which was put into the public domain on Apr-19, the organization reported -$0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing the consensus estimate (set at -$0.38) by $0.08.

The corporation racked up revenue of $3,786.00million for the previous financial quarter, compared to the mean analyst estimate of $3,775.21 million. This company achieved a net margin of -2.78 while generating a return on equity of -28.49. J. C. Penney Company, Inc.’s full-quarter revenue decreased by -4.34%, when compared against the year-ago quarter. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of -0.47 per share during the current fiscal year.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc.’s EPS decrease for this current 12-month fiscal period is -30.20%, and is forecasted to reach 29.80% in the upcoming year.

Additional Trading Performance Indicators

Now turning our attention to the current performance indicators for J. C. Penney Company, Inc., this organization’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 0.20. The company has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 0.06. Alongside those, its Beta score is 1.55.

Another valuable indicator worth considering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 0.02 for this organization. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 1.38. Plus, this company’s price to book ratio for the last three-month fiscal period reported is 0.18, whereas its price to cash per share for the last quarter landed at 0.47.

In the same vein, JCP’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve month was posted at -1.05, a figure that is expected to reach -0.31 in the next reported quarter, and analysts expect it will be 29.80% at the market close of one year from today’s date.