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

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$1.39 0.00 (0.00 %)
(As of 12/9/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$1.39
Today's Range$1.37 - $1.42
52-Week Range$1.04 - $4.75
Volume5.13 million shs
Average Volume11.38 million shs
Market Capitalization$436.86 million
P/E Ratio6.32
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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Department stores
Sub-IndustryDepartment Stores
Current SymbolNYSE:JCP
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio4.07
Current Ratio1.58
Quick Ratio0.17


Trailing P/E Ratio6.32
Forward P/E Ratio-1.49
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$12.51 billion
Price / Sales0.03
Cash Flow$2.0441 per share
Price / Cash Flow0.68
Book Value$3.42 per share
Price / Book0.41


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%


Outstanding Shares314,290,000
Market Cap$436.86 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) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 15th. The department store operator reported ($0.52) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.57) by $0.05. The department store operator had revenue of $2.73 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%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned ($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?

14 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for J C Penney's shares. Their forecasts range from $1.00 to $10.00. On average, they expect J C Penney's share price to reach $2.9250 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 110.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for J C Penney.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for J C Penney?

14 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 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 six 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." (11/14/2018)
  • 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 stories about JCP stock have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of 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 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the department store operator a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Are investors shorting J C Penney?

J C Penney saw a increase in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 142,261,229 shares, an increase of 1.3% from the October 31st total of 140,391,920 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 14,538,564 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 9.8 days. Currently, 47.4% 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 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)
  • Ms. Jill Ann Soltau, CEO & Director (Age 51)
  • Mr. Michael Fung, Interim CFO & Interim Exec. VP (Age 68)

Who are J C Penney's major shareholders?

J C Penney's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.49%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.66%), Newport Trust Co (4.37%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.27%), Tyvor Capital LLC (2.08%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.73%). 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 Vanguard Group Inc., Gabelli Funds LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Man Group plc, Hsbc Holdings PLC, Newport Trust Co, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL and Morgan Stanley. 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 Tyvor Capital LLC, Hodges Capital Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Harbor Spring Capital LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Virtu Financial LLC and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. 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 $1.39.

How big of a company is J C Penney?

J C Penney has a market capitalization of $436.86 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  814 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,194 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,008
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 12/9/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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