JC Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP)

JCPenney

Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. BlackRock Inc. now owns 24,704,238 shares of the department store operator's stock valued at $152,179,000 after purchasing an additional 24,491,676 shares during the last quarter.

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

"You're going to see in our new holiday campaign a huge emphasis on value and price", J.C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison said on a call to discuss earnings, noting that where the retailer did not have a centralized pricing strategy just over a year ago, it would now be aggressive on pricing online and in stores. Argus reissued a "hold" rating on shares of J.C. Penney in a research report on Tuesday, December 6th. Analysts reported that the Price Target for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. might touch $5 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $3.34 and $1.5 respectively. Holding from $3.00 to $4.00 and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $4.00 price target on shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

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Shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Holding Company (NASDAQ:JCP), 1 rate it "Buy", 1 "Outperform", 18 "Underperform", 0 "Sell", while 1 "Hold". They often look for the average analyst rating. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) had a closing price of $2.51 yesterday. 54,355,398 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 19,264,994. Holding will post 0.06 earnings per share for the current year. Holding by 10.6% in the second quarter. The firm has a market cap of $860.75, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.93 and a beta of 0.53. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP) in a research report report published on Sunday, October 29th. The department store chain's shares rose almost 15 percent after it reported a solid rise in sales at established stores and posted a smaller-than-expected loss for the third quarter. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at -9.6%.

Third-quarter same-store sales far exceeded analyst expectations and rose by more than twice what the company itself had forecast just one day before the end of the period.

A good method of evaluating a public company's profitability is by taking a look at its Earnings per Share (EPS) performance. Holding's quarterly revenue was down 1.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that J.C. Penney Company, Inc. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.21) EPS. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 68,123 shares in the company, valued at $246,605.26. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Paul J. Brown bought 25,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

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