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JC Penney is a bright spot among nation's retailers

JC Penney is a bright spot among nation's retailers

Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company.

It's not clear why Penney underestimated its own sales by that much when there was only one day left in the quarter.

A good method of evaluating a public company's profitability is by taking a look at its Earnings per Share (EPS) performance. SG Americas Securities LLC grew its position in shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Same-store sales were up 1.7%, exceeding the company's previously announced guidance of 0.6% to 0.8% comparable store growth.

Credit Suisse Group AG initiated coverage on shares of J.C. Penney Co. Holding by 12.8% in the first quarter. In the past 52 weeks the company's stock price has moved within the range of $2.35 to $10.74.

Data source: J.C. Penney Q3 earnings report. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.09% of the company's stock. Holding Company (NYSE JCP) traded up $0.22 on Thursday, hitting $2.73. Current price levels see the company 1.03% off the 20-day simple moving average.

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A statistical measure of the dispersion of returns (volatility) for KIM producing salvation in Investors mouth, it has week volatility of 2.67% and for the month booked as 2.60%.

Penney's stock price, was trading higher in the pre-market. The company has a current ratio of 1.45, a quick ratio of 0.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.51. 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 early rally by J.C. Penney came after the department store operator reported a narrower than expected third quarter loss on better than expected revenues. The company had revenue of $2.96 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.84 billion. Northcoast Research also issued estimates for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. The company's beta value is at 0.48. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. The company was upgraded on Friday, December 2 by Bank of America. Holding and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. 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 in a report on Monday, August 14th. TCW Group Inc. raised its stake in J.C. Penney by 10.5% in the second quarter. Now it is offering a dividend yield of 0.00% and a 5 year dividend growth rate of 0.00%. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have given a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock now has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $11.44.

In related news, CFO Jeffrey A. Davis purchased 50,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 22nd. At the time of writing, the 14-day ADX for Multicell Techs Inc (MCET) is noted at 24.43.

Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE:LL) shares traded on -6.25% below secure line and closed at $28.81. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Analysts have also given a consensus recommendation on the stock of 3.00. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $3.64 per share, with a total value of $491,891.40.

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