NYSE:JCP - J C Penney Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$1.30 -0.08 (-5.80 %)
(As of 02/18/2019 11:22 AM ET)
Previous Close$1.38
Today's Range$1.30 - $1.40
52-Week Range$0.92 - $4.75
Volume9.06 million shs
Average Volume8.00 million shs
Market Capitalization$408.58 million
P/E Ratio5.91
Dividend YieldN/A
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Department stores
Sub-IndustryDepartment Stores



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$12.51 billion
Cash Flow$1.9403 per share
Book Value$4.43 per share


Net Income$-116,000,000.00


Market Cap$408.58 million

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) issued its earnings results on Thursday, August, 16th. The department store operator reported ($0.38) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.32. The department store operator had revenue of $2.76 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.81 billion. J C Penney had a negative net margin of 0.62% and a negative return on equity of 13.97%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.09) EPS. 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 Thursday, February 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for J C Penney.

What price target have analysts set for JCP?

13 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for J C Penney's shares. Their predictions range from $1.00 to $10.00. On average, they anticipate J C Penney's stock price to reach $2.8056 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 115.8% 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 lagged the industry in the past six months. It witnessed soft comps during the holiday season. Moving on, management has withdrawn previous earnings guidance for fiscal 2018 and updated the comps view given the leadership changes.  Additionally, management expects margin to remain under pressure in fiscal 2018. However, the company reiterated its target of generating positive free cash flow for fiscal 2018. Further, management remains on track with its plans to right size inventory levels and shut down stores to focus on core brands and categories. Also, 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." (2/13/2019)
  • 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?

News stories about JCP stock have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. J C Penney earned a daily sentiment score of 1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the department store operator a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Are investors shorting J C Penney?

J C Penney saw a drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 114,602,490 shares, a drop of 4.5% from the January 15th total of 120,057,730 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,746,912 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 19.9 days. Approximately 38.1% of the company's shares are short sold. View J C Penney's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of J C Penney's key competitors?

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 and Chief Stores & Supply Chain Officer (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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.80%), Newport Trust Co (4.51%), Masters Capital Management LLC (3.18%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.11%), WINTON GROUP Ltd (1.83%) and Tilden Park Management I LLC (1.80%). 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 major investors are selling J C Penney stock?

JCP stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Tyvor Capital LLC, Hodges Capital Management Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, SG Americas Securities LLC, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC, Gabelli Funds LLC and New York State Common Retirement Fund. View Insider Buying and Selling for J C Penney.

Which major investors are buying J C Penney stock?

JCP stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including WINTON GROUP Ltd, Tilden Park Management I LLC, Masters Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Newport Trust Co, California Public Employees Retirement System, Paloma Partners Management Co and Hsbc Holdings PLC. 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 $1.30.

How big of a company is J C Penney?

J C Penney has a market capitalization of $408.58 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  828 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,205 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,033
MarketBeat'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 2/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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