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Why Should Investors Reconsider? JC Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)

That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of JCP.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

JCPenney is one of America's leading retailers, operating department stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as one of the largest apparel and home furnishing sites on the Internet, jcp.com, and the nation's largest general merchandise catalog business. It represents the number of a stock's shares that are being shorted by investors. It has underperformed by 56.70% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months negative chart setup for the $1.20 billion company. Now we look at the Moving Averages, the 200-day is -32.08%, the 50-day is -12.53% and the 20-day is -5.61%. Holding (NYSE:JCP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 11th.

Digging a bit further, company shares have been noted -37.39% off the 52 week high and 54.93% away from the 52 week low.

According to analysts AK Steel Holding Corp (NYSE:AKS)'s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $-0.04 and can go high up to $0.18.

The company has mean EPS estimate of -0.13 reported by 9 number of analyst for the quarter ending Current Qtr.(Oct2017). They expect $-0.18 earnings per share, up 14.29% or $0.03 from last year's $-0.21 per share. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, August 3 report. Holdi (NYSE:JCP) is at $3.59 seeing a daily low of $3.45 and high of $3.79. A negative earnings surprise will usually result in a decline in share price. Also, Chairman Marvin R. Ellison acquired 100,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Friday, August 18th. Where the relative strength index (RSI) is a technical momentum indicator that compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent losses in an attempt to determine excess buying & selling conditions of an asset, it is one of the most popular technical indicators, computed on the basis of the speed and direction of a stock's price movement. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders acquired 310,135 shares of company stock worth $1,111,391. Insiders own 1.02% of the company's stock. J.C. Penney Company had 65 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Holding by 11,522.1% during the 1st quarter. It dived, as 73 investors sold J C Penney Company Inc shares while 70 reduced holdings.

Tracking the RSI levels for J.C. Penney Company Inc (JCP), the 3-day RSI stands at 6.02, the 7-day sits at 20.24 and the 14-day (most common) is at 31.22. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 23,858,033 shares of the department store operator's stock valued at $146,966,000 after purchasing an additional 1,270,459 shares during the period.

At the time of writing, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding by 45.7% in the 1st quarter. The stock exchanged hands with 4,854,551 numbers of shares compared to its average daily volume of 16.56M shares.

05/15/2017 - J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Typically, a stock scoring an 8 or 9 would be seen as strong. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 8.5% while institutional stake was 66.7%. Holding by 3.5% in the 1st quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 71.96% of the company's stock.

Let's take a gaze at how the stock has been performing recently.

05/12/2017 - J.C. Penney Company, Inc. The price to earnings ratio for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Shellback Capital Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.3% in J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP). The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $326.54 price target, but the stock is already up 24.96% from its recent lows. The stock has "Hold" rating by Craig Hallum on Friday, July 29. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $6.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, August 4th.



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