JC Penney Co Inc (JCP)

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Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00 | JCP Avg Daily Volume: 14,952,800
Last Update: 10/24/16 - 4:02 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: 28.53%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $8.56
52 Week Range: $6.00 - $11.99
Oustanding Shares: 307,729,570
Market Cap: 2,720,329,399
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TheStreet Ratings Grade for JCP
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 7 7 7 8
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 7 5 5 6
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 3 3 3 3
Mean Rec. 2.53 2.47 2.47 2.41
Latest Dividend: 0.20
Latest Dividend Yield: 0.00%
Dividend Ex-Date: 04/05/12
Price Earnings Ratio: -7.31
Price Earnings Comparisons:
JCP Sector Avg. S&P 500
-7.31 0.00 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-6.45% -5.83% 26.81%
Revenue 3.00 0.00 -0.01
Net Income 0.00 -0.50 0.00
EPS 0.00 -0.60 0.00
Earnings for JCP:
Revenue 12.63B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (10/16) Qtr (01/17) FY (01/17) FY (01/18)
Average Estimate $-0.20 $0.73 $0.15 $0.70
Number of Analysts 13 11 12 12
High Estimate $-0.14 $0.90 $0.24 $1.03
Low Estimate $-0.31 $0.54 $-0.13 $0.05
Prior Year $-0.47 $0.39 $-1.03 $0.15
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 58.43% 87.65% 114.32% 372.88%
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The U.S. dollar strengthened (as shareholders of Kimberly Clark (KMB) rudely found out today). The price of crude oil suffered but off of the day's lows. Gold fell by $3.40. No oomph for now in precious metals. Ag commodities weakened. Wheat down $0.011, corn down $0.375, soybeans up $0.775 and oats down $0.06. Lumber was flat. For the first day in the last four or five days, bonds were lower in price and higher in yield. Intermediate and long yields rose by two to three basis points. The 2s/10s spread rose by one basis point to nearly 92 basis points. Municipals got hit but closed end muni bond funds were slightly higher in price. Junk was flat. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) diverged, up $0.08. Banks continued to wander higher and now sit at multi month highs. Insurance advanced. Long fav Hartford Financial (HIG) , +1%. But so were my shorts, Metlife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) , up a similar amount. Brokerages mixed. Diversified financial doing better -- led by long fav Oaktree Capital (OAK) . Old tech behaved like new tech -- iShares S&P NA Tech. Sec. Idx. Fd. ETF (IGM)  , Comcast (CSCO) , Microsoft (MSFT) markedly higher. As mentioned above, autos were in second gear today. Biotech continues to disappoint. Allergan (AGN) weaker and value traps Gilead Sciences (GILD) and Celgene (CELG) flat to down. Spec biotech got hit. Energy stocks flat-lined. Retail was on sale, again JC Penney (JCP) conspicuously weak (down $0.25). (T)FANG the world's fair Only Netflix (NFLX) flat. Here are some value added contributions on the site today: 1. Jim "El Capitan" Cramer says yuck to AT&T (T) - Time Warner (TWX) proposal. 2. Jeremy LaKosh chimes in on the merger. 3. Bret
Back from an excursion to buy some sod and plants (for a project this afternoon) to see Mr. Market at the day's lows, though perhaps my purchase …

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Mr. Market managed to make gains on top of yesterday's ramp, the first two-day, back-to-back rise in two weeks. My sense is that participants are again becoming complacent. Commodities (ag, lumber, gold and crude oil) were a strong asset class. Autos (General Motors (GM) ), and retail (JC Penney (JCP) +3.5%, Coach (COH) , Macy's (M) ) -- two lagging groups -- started to turn higher today. Junk bonds climbe
"Let's face it, though, there's something else at work in many sectors: too many companies. Zoe's Kitchen founder Cassimus told us 'there's a lot of competition, there's been tremendous amounts of small fast-casual start-ups, mom-and-pop restaurants,' and all of those restaurants can't survive because there simply aren't enough diners out there.

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The U.S. dollar weakened. The price of crude oil declined by four bits to $49.86. Gold flatlined. Ag commodities rallied: wheat up $0.02, corn up $0.01, soybeans up $0.16 and oats up $0.02. Lumber fell an outsized $9 and closed at a multi-week low. Peak housing? Bonds rallied (I covered a large portion of my bond short early in the day). Yields fell by two to three basis points The 10-year U.S. note yield fell below 1.77% -- though Tepper was quite bearish on bonds. The 2s/10s spread was flat at 95 basis points. Municipals were actually slightly higher in price, but that didn't keep closed-end municipal bond funds from getting schmeissed. the lack of liquidity in that asset class was a subject I wrote about midday. Look at BlackRock Inv. Quality Munic. Trust (BKN) , Invesco Pennsylvania Value Mncpl Incm Tr (VPV) , Etrion (ETX) , BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (BLE) (more declines of 1.5% to 3%) after a similar drop on Friday! This is supposed to be a conservative asset class, but these funds have lost nearly their annual dividend yields in two days! Junk bonds were slightly weaker but, again, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) had an outsized decline. Stay far from both closed end municipal bond funds and BGB. Banks were disappointing for the second day in a row. I have expressed my views here. Short JPMorgan Chase (JPM) , Citigroup (C) and Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF is my Trade of the Week -- down a dime from my cost on the day). See Jim's good columns on sector below. Surprising executive departure at Visa causes price weakness. Insurance was unchanged to lower but brokerages got hit after Friday's strength. Old tech was uneventful. IBM (IBM) down $1 after a slight beat. Retail was a conspicuous market blemish across the board weakness. Home Depot (HD) , Lowe's (LOW)  , Macy's (M) and Nordstrom (JWN) featured losers. Biotech after a very weak Friday. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl (VRX) (Ackman) new low, Allergan (AGN)  down $4, but Celgene (CELG)  up $1. Big pharma down small. Consumer staples weakened. Core short, Coca-Cola (KO) , a new low. Autos lower -- Ford at another low. Ag equipment down modestly. (T)FANG mixed. Netflix (NFLX) up big on a nice beat (I remain small short the name) Amazon (AMZN) and Tesla (TSLA) lower. Here are some value-added contributions on our site: 1. Jim "El Capitan" Cramer had several posts on banks.
The rancor and the nature of the debate are putting a lid on stocks.
The devastating Matthew Boss call on the retailers is having a huge impact.
The U.S. dollar strengthened after recent weakness. The price of crude oil rose $50.34. Gold increased by $4 but was double that gain in the early morning. I added to SPDR Gold Trust ETF GLD on the dip now from the highs. Ag commodities (big gains): wheat up $0.16, corn up $0.10, soybeans up $0.85 and oats down $0.02. Bonds rallied in price, with iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF TLT up a beaner. The 10-year yield fell by five basis points to 1.73% and the long bond by four basis points. The 2s/10s spread rose by over one basis point to 89 basis points. But munis and high-yield issues got hit. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund BGB was down $0.07 (I would sell). Banks faltered. Wells Fargo WFC lost its after market gain and then some. I added to my small Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund XLF short -- even in the face of bank reports tomorrow. Life insurance stocks down big again - profiting from my recent short adds in the space. Hartford Financial HIG down small, I added to this long. Brokerages lower, too. Retail continued its relative outperformance. But JCP didn't participate, and I added. Autos down. Ford F new multi-month low. General Motors GM weaker. Old tech lower, but mildly so. Biotech flatlined after yesterday's schmeissing. In individual stocks, Chipotle Mexican Grill CMG continues to get whacked after poor channel checks. The stock is down $24 in the last two days. Fertilizers (Monsanto MON and Potash Corporation of Sasketchewan POT) stable on better ag commodities prices. Apple some profit taking (I am re-establishing my short). Ag equipment lower. (T)FANG is mixed today. Media continues to roll over. Disney DIS, a short on Best Ideas List, rolls over more. Now $25 under my Best Ideas List entry price! Here are some value added contributions on our site: 1. Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on the Wells Fargo fiasco. I wouldn't buy, however, I would note that pretax income before provisions have been flat for five years. Its losing its premium valuation because of not only the fraud but the fundamental reality. 2. Robert "Not Rita" Moreno on two ports in the storm.  3. Rev Shark remains cautious and concerned with return of capital and not return on capital.  4. The Antonia "The Big O" Oprita has some Euro trash to go through 5. My pal Chris Laudani doesn't like catching falling knives. 

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