Should You Buy JC Penney (JCP) or Macy's (M)?

Should You Buy JC Penney (JCP) or Macy's (M)?”

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has been given an analysts' mean target of 5.71. The lowest target is $4.0 while the high is $14. Holding reported sales of $2.86 billion during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 3.8%.

If we look at the Volatility of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. The company has its outstanding shares of 312.21M. The average analyst recommendation for M is 2.80, or a hold. (NYSE:JCP) that has shown a discernible change in trend levels over the path of recent market activity. The department store operator reported ($0.09) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.06) by ($0.03). However it has a net margin of -0.90%.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of -4.7% whereas during current quarter it has 19% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 437.5% during current year and -11.6% for next year.

EPS Growth this year is 100.2 percent.

Quarterly Revenue Growth on year-over-year basis stands at 1.5 percent.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on JCP shares. J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP)'s price distance from 52-week high is -63.59 and from 52-week low is 13.33. Relative strength index (RSI-14) for J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) is at 38.96. At present, 1 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 0 recommended sell, according to FactSet data. Short-term as well long term investors always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 2.60 as current ratio and on the opponent side the debt to equity ratio was 0.08 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.00. Holding from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. The forecast of 3 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. Holding now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $5.80. The insider filler data counts the number of monthly positions over 3 month and 12 month time spans. The corporation has a market cap of US$1.22 Billion. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned -8.18% losses and is down by -32.53% compared with its 200-day moving average of $4.99.

The highest price JCP stock touched in the last 12 month was $10.74 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $3.45. The value of the investment in (JCP) went from $2,000 to $1,000,000 a change of $998,000 quarter over quarter. If you are viewing this piece of content on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. & worldwide trademark and copyright laws.

As of quarter end Ubs Group Ag had acquired a total of 277,285 shares growing its holdings by 2,024.7%.

In related news, Director Javier G. Teruel acquired 135,135 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 22nd. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 3.84% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 3.79%. 16 have given the stock a Hold rating, 1 as Underperform and 0 as Sell. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CFO Jeffrey A. Davis acquired 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 22nd. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 72,645 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $262,974.90. Insiders have purchased 310,135 shares of company stock worth $1,111,391 over the last ninety days. Gordon Haskett upgraded J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding by 0.7% during the first quarter. The Business's business consists of selling merchandise and services to consumers through its department stores and its Website at, which utilizes applications for desktop, mobile and tablet devices. FNY Managed Accounts LLC purchased a new position in shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

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