J.C. Penney Company Profile (NYSE:JCP)

About J.C. Penney

J.C. Penney logoJ. C. Penney Company, Inc. is a holding company. The Company's operating subsidiary is J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc. (JCP). The Company's business consists of selling merchandise and services to consumers through its department stores and its Website at jcpenney.com, which utilizes optimized applications for desktop, mobile and tablet devices. The Company's department stores and Website serves the same type of customers, its Website offers virtually the same mix of merchandise as its in store assortment along with other extended categories that are not offered in store, and its department stores accept returns from sales made in stores and through its Website. Its online customer purchases by direct shipment to the customer from its distribution facilities and stores or from its suppliers' warehouses and by in store customer pick up. It sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products through Sephora inside JCPenney and home furnishings.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Department Stores
  • Sub-Industry: Department Stores
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: JCP
  • CUSIP: 70816010
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $9.55
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $9.93
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $9.35
  • 52-Week Range: $6.00 - $11.99
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.84
  • P/E Growth: -2.13
  • Market Cap: $2.94B
  • Outstanding Shares: 307,729,000
  • Beta: 0.88
  • Net Margins: -3.11%
  • Return on Equity: -10.18%
  • Return on Assets: -1.41%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.65%
  • Current Ratio: 1.51%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.35%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 10 Hold Ratings, 11 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.39)
Consensus Price Target: $11.41 (19.44% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/3/2016B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$16.00View Rating Details
8/21/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$13.00View Rating Details
8/18/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingHold$10.00View Rating Details
8/18/2016Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$7.50 -> $8.50View Rating Details
8/16/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/15/2016Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$10.00View Rating Details
8/15/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$12.00View Rating Details
8/15/2016Telsey Advisory GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$12.00 -> $13.00View Rating Details
5/23/2016Miller TabakLower Price TargetBuy$17.00 -> $13.00View Rating Details
5/16/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
5/17/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Reiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
5/16/2016Citigroup Inc.Lower Price TargetNeutral$9.00 -> $8.00View Rating Details
5/6/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetNeutral$10.00 -> $7.00View Rating Details
4/4/2016Northcoast ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> BuyView Rating Details
3/31/2016Piper Jaffray Cos.Reiterated RatingOverweight$20.00View Rating Details
3/3/2016Evercore ISIUpgradeHold -> Buy$8.00 -> $15.00View Rating Details
3/2/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
3/2/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHold$7.00View Rating Details
2/29/2016NomuraLower Price TargetNeutral$10.00 -> $9.00View Rating Details
2/26/2016Craig HallumUpgradeSell -> HoldView Rating Details
1/25/2016OTR GlobalUpgradeNeutralView Rating Details
1/8/2016S&P Equity ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
11/20/2015Buckingham ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$12.00View Rating Details
9/17/2015MKM PartnersInitiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
8/27/2015Imperial CapitalBoost Price TargetUnderperform$3.00 -> $5.00View Rating Details
8/17/2015BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$8.00 -> $9.00View Rating Details
10/10/2014Maxim GroupDowngradeHold -> Sell$4.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/29/2014 forward)


Earnings History for J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/12/2016Q216($0.15)($0.05)$2.93 billion$2.92 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/13/2016Q116($0.38)($0.32)$2.92 billion$2.81 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2016Q415$0.23$0.39$3.99 billion$4.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/13/2015Q315($0.55)($0.47)$2.88 billion$2.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/14/2015Q215($0.48)($0.41)$2.86 billion$2.88 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/13/2015Q115($0.77)($0.57)$2.86 billion$2.86 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$0.74($0.19)$4.71 billion$3.89 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/12/2014Q314($0.79)($0.77)$2.81 billion$2.76 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/14/2014Q214($0.94)($0.56)$2.78 billion$2.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/15/2014Q114($1.25)($1.15)$2.71 billion$2.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q413($0.76)($0.68)$3.94 billion$3.78 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/20/2013Q3($1.72)($1.81)$2.80 billion$2.78 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/20/2013Q2 2013($1.06)($1.17)$2.76 billion$2.66 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/16/2013Q1 2013($0.86)($1.31)$2.72 billion$2.64 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2013Q4 2012($0.17)($1.95)$4.08 billion$3.88 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/9/2012Q312$0.02($0.93)$3.29 billion$2.93 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/10/2012($0.07)($0.37)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/15/2012($0.08)($0.25)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2012$0.67$0.74ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/14/2011$0.11$0.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/12/2011$0.07$0.07ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/16/2011$0.24$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2011$1.08$1.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.16 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.69 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20161$0.19$0.19$0.19
Q2 20163($0.52)($0.36)($0.43)
Q3 20163($0.28)($0.11)($0.17)
Q4 20163($0.41)($0.12)($0.24)
Q1 20175($0.41)$0.61$0.13
Q2 20172($0.13)($0.12)($0.13)
Q3 20173($0.20)$0.11($0.09)
Q4 20174$0.08$0.88$0.60
Q1 20181($0.17)($0.17)($0.17)
Q2 20181$0.11$0.11$0.11
Q3 20181$0.06$0.06$0.06
Q4 20182$0.93$1.01$0.97
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.28%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 88.62%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/25/2016Marvin R EllisonChairmanBuy50,000$9.92$496,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2016Ronald W TysoeDirectorBuy25,000$7.24$181,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2016Marvin R EllisonCEOBuy50,000$11.80$590,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2015Brynn EvansonEVPSell6,761$8.45$57,130.45View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Javier G TeruelDirectorBuy100,000$7.28$728,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2013Myron Ullman IIICEOBuy112,000$8.95$1,002,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/16/2012Javier G TeruelDirectorBuy126,000$15.98$2,013,480.00View SEC Filing  
8/28/2012Geraldine B LaybourneDirectorBuy1,289$24.82$31,992.98View SEC Filing  
8/21/2012Geraldine B LaybourneDirectorBuy1,433$24.39$34,950.87View SEC Filing  
8/16/2012Michael W KramerCOOBuy4,400$23.74$104,456.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2012Geraldine B LaybourneDirectorBuy1,432$23.28$33,336.96View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) Chart for Thursday, September, 29, 2016

Last Updated on 9/29/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff