NYSE:JCP - J C Penney Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $1.32 -0.03 (-2.22 %) (As of 01/22/2019 07:58 AM ET)Previous Close$1.35Today's Range$1.32 - $1.3552-Week Range$0.92 - $4.75Volume4.63 million shsAverage Volume9.51 million shsMarket Capitalization$414.86 millionP/E Ratio6.00Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.12 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email J. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores. The company primarily sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, home furnishings, and large appliances; and provides services, including styling salon, optical, portrait photography, custom decorating, and home services. As of February 3, 2018, it operated 872 department stores in 49 states of the United States and Puerto Rico. The company also sells its products through its Website, jcpenney.com. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has a strategic partnership with Synchrony. The company was founded in 1902 and is based in Plano, Texas. Receive JCP News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for JCP and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Department stores Sub-IndustryDepartment Stores SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNYSE:JCP Previous Symbol CUSIP70816010 Webwww.jcpenney.com Phone972-431-1000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio4.07 Current Ratio1.58 Quick Ratio0.17Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio6.00 Forward P/E Ratio-1.36 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$12.51 billion Price / Sales0.03 Cash Flow$2.0625 per share Price / Cash Flow0.64 Book Value$4.43 per share Price / Book0.30Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.22 Net Income$-116,000,000.00 Net Margins-0.62% Return on Equity-13.97% Return on Assets-2.10%Miscellaneous Employees98,000 Outstanding Shares314,290,000Market Cap$414.86 million OptionableOptionable J C Penney (NYSE:JCP) Frequently Asked Questions What is J C Penney's stock symbol? J C Penney trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "JCP." How were J C Penney's earnings last quarter? J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 15th. The department store operator reported ($0.52) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.57) by $0.05. The department store operator had revenue of $2.73 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.81 billion. J C Penney had a negative net margin of 0.62% and a negative return on equity of 13.97%. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.33) earnings per share. View J C Penney's Earnings History. When is J C Penney's next earnings date? J C Penney is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, March 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for J C Penney. What price target have analysts set for JCP? 13 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for J C Penney's stock. Their predictions range from $1.00 to $10.00. On average, they expect J C Penney's stock price to reach $2.8056 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 112.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for J C Penney. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for J C Penney? 13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for J C Penney in the last year. There are currently 5 sell ratings and 8 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for J C Penney. What are Wall Street analysts saying about J C Penney stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about J C Penney stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of J. C. Penney have underperformed the industry in the past three months. We note that the company reported an adjusted loss and year-over-year decline in the top line during the third-quarter fiscal 2018. Apart from this, soft fiscal 2018 guidance also led to the stock’s debacle. Gross margin contraction, owing to liquidation of slow moving and old inventory, also add to the woes. Going ahead into fourth quarter, the company expects margins to decline further. Moreover, the company witnessed soft comps in the quarter which is likely to decline further in fiscal 2018. Further, in an effort to lure customers and ramp up sales, management has enhanced the existing loyalty program. These along with focus on enhancing the reach of national and private-label brands, store remodeling and refurbishment, merchandise initiatives, omni-channel endeavors, and favorable pricing actions bode well." (1/15/2019) 2. Guggenheim analysts commented, "We lower our FY18/19 ests. to reflect a more conservative view on op. margin improvement. JCP also announced strategic realignment/expense reduction actions (360 job cuts; JCP ests. ~$20-25mn annual cost savings). We remain NEUTRAL." (3/2/2018) Has J C Penney been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about JCP stock have been trending very positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. J C Penney earned a media sentiment score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the department store operator a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. Are investors shorting J C Penney? J C Penney saw a drop in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 122,216,351 shares, a drop of 2.7% from the December 14th total of 125,605,334 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 11,175,203 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 10.9 days. Currently, 40.6% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View J C Penney's Current Options Chain. Who are some of J C Penney's key competitors? Some companies that are related to J C Penney include Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores (SHOS), Aumake International (AU8), Debenhams (DEB), FAMILYMART UNY/ADR (FYRTY), HARVEY NORMAN H/ADR (HNORY), Harvey Norman (HVN), Hudson's Bay (HBC), Hudson's Bay (HBAYF), Laura Ashley (ALY), LIVEPOL/BRSH MXN (ELPQF), Marks and Spencer Group (MKS), McColl's Retail Group (MCLS), Myer (MYR), Sears Canada (SRSCQ) and Sears (SHLD). Who are J C Penney's key executives? J C Penney's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Andrew S. Drexler, Sr. VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller (Age 48)Ms. Therace M. Risch, Exec. VP and Chief Information & Digital Officer (Age 46)Mr. Michael Robbins, Exec. VP of Private Brands & Supply Chain (Age 53)Ms. Jill Ann Soltau, CEO & Director (Age 52)Mr. Michael Fung, Interim CFO & Interim Exec. VP (Age 69) Who are J C Penney's major shareholders? J C Penney's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Virtu Financial LLC (0.07%) and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.04%). Company insiders that own J C Penney stock include Javier G Teruel, Jeffrey A Davis, Marvin R Ellison and Paul J Brown. View Institutional Ownership Trends for J C Penney. Which institutional investors are selling J C Penney stock? JCP stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. View Insider Buying and Selling for J C Penney. Which institutional investors are buying J C Penney stock? JCP stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Virtu Financial LLC. Company insiders that have bought J C Penney stock in the last two years include Javier G Teruel, Jeffrey A Davis, Marvin R Ellison and Paul J Brown. View Insider Buying and Selling for J C Penney. How do I buy shares of J C Penney? Shares of JCP can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is J C Penney's stock price today? One share of JCP stock can currently be purchased for approximately $1.32. How big of a company is J C Penney? J C Penney has a market capitalization of $414.86 million and generates $12.51 billion in revenue each year. The department store operator earns $-116,000,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $0.22 on an earnings per share basis. J C Penney employs 98,000 workers across the globe. What is J C Penney's official website? The official website for J C Penney is http://www.jcpenney.com. How can I contact J C Penney? J C Penney's mailing address is 6501 LEGACY DRIVE, PLANO TX, 75024. The department store operator can be reached via phone at 972-431-1000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for J C Penney (NYSE JCP)Community Ranking: 2.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 823 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,198 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,021MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about J C Penney and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe JCP will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe JCP will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 1/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are the components of an earnings report?