Friday, 17 November, 2017

JC Penney shares jump on holiday outlook, surprise sales rise

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Marta Holmes | 11 November, 2017, 00:54

Penney CEO Marvin Ellison said the company is encouraged by the same-store sales increase and that new apparel initiatives are showing improved sales since the second quarter in almost all merchandise categories. Ellison is turning heads with the company's turnaround. Ellison acknowledged to analysts on a call Friday that J.C. Penney was behind in chasing the active and casual clothing trend, and is using analytics to understand shoppers' behavior.

Excluding items, the company lost 33 cents per share, less than the 40 cent to 45 cent loss it had estimated.

Three months ago, on the other hand, the average analyst rating for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

J.C. Penney's net loss widened to $128 million, or 41 cents per share, in the quarter ended October 28, from $67 million, or 22 cents per share, a year earlier, partly because of the heavy discounting. It also predicted same-store sales would rise 0.6% to 0.8%. The company reported a net loss of $128 million, or 41 cents a share, almost doubling from $67 million, or 22 cents a share, a year earlier.

Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) market capitalization at present is $23.77B at the rate of $6.17 a share.

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. Holding by 11,522.1% in the first quarter. (NASDAQ:INCR) posting a -28.43% after which it closed the day' session at $41.15 and the company has experienced volume of 3,979,815 shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 773.66K share while its relative trading volume is 5.14. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.00 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.00.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms' analysts on the street with an expectant view have J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) high price target of $15 and with a conservative view have low price target of $4. Holding's Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.46) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.54 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.05 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.30 EPS. The stock was bought at an average cost of $3.62 per share, with a total value of $90,500.00. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 16,721 shares of the department store operator's stock worth $103,000 after buying an additional 4,205 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its position in shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding in the second quarter worth about $5,140,000.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of JCP. Image source: J.C. Penney. When stocks are *very* In Play one can see a RVOL of 5 and above. Thus, at least one part of J.C. Penney's forecast doesn't seem especially conservative. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG raised their target price on J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Its department stores and Website generally serve the same type of customers, its Website offers virtually the same mix of merchandise as its store assortment and other categories, and its department stores generally accept returns from sales made in stores and through its Website.

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