NYSE:JCP - J C Penney Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $1.28 -0.06 (-4.48 %) (As of 11/12/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$1.34Today's Range$1.26 - $1.3752-Week Range$1.26 - $4.75Volume11.10 million shsAverage Volume16.17 million shsMarket Capitalization$421.15 millionP/E Ratio5.82Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.97 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 Phone972-431-1000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio3.43 Current Ratio1.63 Quick Ratio0.20 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio5.82 Forward P/E Ratio-1.45 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$12.51 billion Price / Sales0.03 Cash Flow$1.9692 per share Price / Cash0.65 Book Value$4.43 per share Price / Book0.29 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.22 Net Income$-116,000,000.00 Net Margins-0.43% Return on Equity-8.98% Return on Assets-1.34% Miscellaneous Employees98,000 Outstanding Shares314,290,000Market Cap$421.15 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) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 16th. The department store operator reported ($0.38) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.32. The department store operator earned $2.76 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.81 billion. J C Penney had a negative net margin of 0.43% and a negative return on equity of 8.98%. The firm's revenue was down 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company 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, November 15th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for J C Penney. How can I listen to J C Penney's earnings call? J C Penney will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, November 15th at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8442439275. What price target have analysts set for JCP? 13 analysts have issued 1-year price targets 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 $3.20 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 150.0% 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 4 sell ratings and 9 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 plunged and underperformed the industry in the past three months. The stock’s bearish run on the bourses can be attributed to continued dismal show in fiscal 2018. The second-quarter performance is the testimony of the same, wherein top line not only missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate but also fell year over year, while net loss widened and also fared unfavorably with the consensus mark. A contraction in gross margin also add to the woes. Cumulatively, these compelled management to slash fiscal 2018 view again. The company expects gross margin to remain under pressure on account of right sizing of inventory levels. The only bright spot in the quarter was comps growth of 0.3% for the first time in two years. We believe 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." (8/21/2018) 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 articles about JCP stock have been trending negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. J C Penney earned a media sentiment score of -2.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the department store operator a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Are investors shorting J C Penney? J C Penney saw a increase in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 140,391,920 shares, an increase of 0.5% from the October 15th total of 139,755,042 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 16,068,198 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 8.7 days. Approximately 46.7% of the shares of the company 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), Harvey Norman (HVN), Harvey Norman (HNORY), 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), Sears (SHLD) and SHOPRITE HOLDIN/S (SRGHY). 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 47)Ms. Therace M. Risch, Exec. VP and Chief Information & Digital Officer (Age 45)Mr. Michael Robbins, Exec. VP of Private Brands & Supply Chain (Age 52)Mr. Jerry J. Murray, Sr. VP of Fin. & Interim CFOMs. Brandy L. Treadway J.D., Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 43) 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 investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.49%), Newport Trust Co (4.37%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.73%), Hodges Capital Management Inc. (0.89%), Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (0.44%) and First Trust Advisors LP (0.34%). Company insiders that own J C Penney stock include Javier G Teruel, Jeffrey A Davis, John Joseph Tighe III, 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 Gabelli Funds LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Newport Trust Co and Gamco Investors INC. ET AL. 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 Hodges Capital Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Rafferty Asset Management 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 $1.28. How big of a company is J C Penney? J C Penney has a market capitalization of $421.15 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: 808 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,185 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,993MarketBeat'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 11/12/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Asset Allocation Models, Which is Right For You?