J. C. Penney Co. Inc. (JCP)

0.58
NYSE : Retail Trade
Prev Close 0.60
Day Low/High 0.58 / 0.64
52 Wk Low/High 0.53 / 2.05
Avg Volume 8.70M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 317.00M
Market Cap 190.55M
EPS -0.80
P/E Ratio N/A
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

Takeaways and Observations

Perhaps we can make a parallel between the S&P Index and Snap . Today SNAP just fell (by nearly 15%), maybe the S&P will follow! Hey, a guy can hope.  After all, the irrational might now be rationalized. And here is how some hedge fund icons feel ab...

Cramer: Domino's Pizza Really Gets the Stay-At-Home Economy

Cramer: Domino's Pizza Really Gets the Stay-At-Home Economy

But Target doesn't, which is clear when comparing their earnings.

Retail Strategy Bears Repeating

* Avoid retailers!  The interview with Target's TGT CEO on CNBC was symptomatic of the problems facing large retailers -- too little change and too late.  For now, I would not try to bottom-fish in Target or any other retailer. Save for an unsuccess...

This Is What Everyone Demands to Know From Struggling Target

This Is What Everyone Demands to Know From Struggling Target

Two different messages are likely to emerge from Target's annual meeting with the financial community.

Midday Report: J.C. Penney Plans Store Closures; Dow's Win Streak Under Threat

Midday Report: J.C. Penney Plans Store Closures; Dow's Win Streak Under Threat

Slight losses on Wall Street put the Dow Jones Industrial Average's record-breaking streak in jeopardy.

Jim Cramer Talks J.C. Penney, Foot Locker, HP Enterprise and the Border Tax

Jim Cramer Talks J.C. Penney, Foot Locker, HP Enterprise and the Border Tax

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer discusses Friday's most talked about stocks including J.C. Penney, Foot Locker and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Jim Cramer on J.C. Penney's Store Closures

Jim Cramer on J.C. Penney's Store Closures

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer comments on J.C. Penney's looming store closures.

Is J.C. Penney Closing Over 100 Stores Really Unexpected?

Is J.C. Penney Closing Over 100 Stores Really Unexpected?

Blame online shopping as the culprit.

What to Watch Friday: J.C. Penney, Foot Locker Report Earnings

What to Watch Friday: J.C. Penney, Foot Locker Report Earnings

On Friday, February 24, investors await quarterly results from J.C. Penney and Foot Locker.

Jim Cramer Talks Tesla, Steve Mnuchin, Kohl's and Nvidia

Jim Cramer Talks Tesla, Steve Mnuchin, Kohl's and Nvidia

TheStreet's Jim Cramer talks about the markets from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Here Is What Jim Cramer Expects From J.C. Penney's Earnings

Here Is What Jim Cramer Expects From J.C. Penney's Earnings

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer is keeping an eye on quarterly results from J.C. Penney.

5 Heavily Shorted Stocks That Report Earnings This Week

5 Heavily Shorted Stocks That Report Earnings This Week

Here are some short-squeeze trade ideas.

Amazon Deserves Its Own Verb

Amazon Deserves Its Own Verb

As retailers continue to be 'Amazoned,' its stock shows no signs of slowing down.

Your Gas Tank Could Be the Biggest Threat to Retail

Your Gas Tank Could Be the Biggest Threat to Retail

Gas prices are already on the rise and will continue to head upwards, according to GasBuddy.com,

What to Watch This Week: Macy's, Walmart Earnings; Fed Minutes

What to Watch This Week: Macy's, Walmart Earnings; Fed Minutes

For the week of Feb. 20, the markets await a host of retail earnings.

What to Watch for in Walmart's Earnings

What to Watch for in Walmart's Earnings

Walmart reports earnings Tuesday.

Cramer: A Border Tax Would Hurt President Trump's Voters

Cramer: A Border Tax Would Hurt President Trump's Voters

How can he meet with retail sector execs and say no to them?

Retail CEOs Head to Washington to Meet Trump

Retail CEOs Head to Washington to Meet Trump

Retail CEOs will descend on Washington on Wednesday to meet with lawmakers and the president to talk taxes, including the increasingly-contentious matter of border adjustability.

Declare Most People on Wall Street Dumb on Retail

Declare Most People on Wall Street Dumb on Retail

Retail remains one of the worst places to park your money.

Here Are Your Laggards

Conspicuous to the downside this morning are REITs, home builders, telecom, utilities and retailers (the latter despite the strength of Macy's off a Barron's article and a Street upgrade of JC Penney ).   At this time I would not bottom-fish in any ...

JC Penney upgraded at Morgan Stanley

Winners and Losers if Sears Goes out of Business

Winners and Losers if Sears Goes out of Business

Keep this list handy as Sears' life winds down.

Cramer: Kors Numbers Show a Lot of Retail Is Still Uninvestible

Cramer: Kors Numbers Show a Lot of Retail Is Still Uninvestible

Until they realize the secular shift away from malls, retail names are just playing the victim.

Housekeeping Items

I took off my ProShares Trust UltraPro Short QQQ ETF  long rental for a very modest profit. I will be back, though. Also, I sold my tag ends in J.C. Penney  (for a loss) today. I now have no retail exposure.

Say It Ain't So, Mr. Macy!

Shares of Macy's are higher (up 4%) in pre-market trading on a New York Post report that the company may be put up for sale.  On Monday I made a package of Macy's, JC Penney and VanEck Vectors Retail ETF my "Trade of the Week": Trade of the Week -- ...

My Takeaways and Observations

We are likely in a Trump-centric investment world in 2017.   My theme that the president will make market volatility and uncertainty great again, continues.    Consider the contrary, Part Deux.    Mo' gold and I will accumulate under any weakness go...

Housekeeping Item

I have taken in all of my J.C. Penney  short calls (for a gain) and reduced my JCP long (for a loss) to small-sized.

Change in Strategy as Under Armour Underperforms

Under Armour's big earnings miss and CFO resignation likely will weigh heavily on retail stocks today. Yesterday I made a retail package of JC Penney , VanEck Vectors Retail ETF and Macy's my "Trade of the Week."  That was a mistake in timing, and t...

My Takeaways and Observations

Risk happens fast.    Is the presidential honeymoon over? One of the 10 questions I asked myself today.    "The Return of the Orange Swan?"    Has Boca Biff done it again? Another top call?    Ten questions. In particular, read my comments on Steve ...