JC Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP)

Analysts often look at short interest, or the number of shares now being shorted by investors, to aid in their outlook for a particular stock. 7 of these were buys and 1 were sells.

JCP has been the topic of several recent analyst reports.

Company insiders at J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th.

In recent action, J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

On October 30 Susquehanna Bancshares maintained a company rating of "Neutral" projecting a price of $8.50.

In other J.C. Penney Company, Inc. The Free Cash Flow Yield 5 Year Average of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th.

Among 4 analysts covering Lamb Weston (NYSE:LW), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Meanwhile, the average 12-month price target from Wall Street analysts is now $3.63, this means that the stock is underpriced by 12.672%. The company created a change of 0.2% and now trading at 111.63. The stock exchanged hands 33.09 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 19.16 Million shares. The Russell 2000index of smaller-company stocks gave up 6 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,468. Holding has a 12-month low of $2.35 and a 12-month high of $10.74. The department store operator reported ($0.33) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.43) by $0.10, Bloomberg Earnings reports. (JCP) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned -$0.33 a piece versus the consensus-estimated -$0.42. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Friday, December 2 to "Buy". (JCP) has an operating margin of 1.70%. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.49 on a per share basis this quarter. The company has its outstanding shares of 310.80M. Holding will post 0.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. "Holding Company (JCP) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.10 EPS" was originally reported by BBNS and is the sole property of of BBNS. If you are reading this article on another domain, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of US & worldwide trademark and copyright legislation.

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In other news, Director Javier G. Teruel purchased 135,135 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 22nd. Enterprise Value is calculated by taking the market capitalization plus debt, minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 72,645 shares in the company, valued at $262,974.90. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Telsey Advisory on Monday, January 9. As of the end of the quarter Teachers Retirement System Of THE State Of Kentucky had bought a total of 35,100 shares growing its position 39.8%. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 518,970 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,889,050.80. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Finally, Pinebridge Investments L.P. acquired a new stake in J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding by 11,522.1% during the 1st quarter.

Today, the stock opened at ${} and the last bid at the time of writing stood at ${{l1}}. Creative Planning increased its position in J.C. Penney by 7.5% in the second quarter. Holding by 3.1% during the 2nd quarter.

In the market the company is trading up by 2.52% since yesterday's close of 3.17 and has one of the biggest price gains of the day.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Holding by 12.8% during the 1st quarter. IL now owns 33,625 shares of the department store operator's stock worth $156,000 after acquiring an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Holding by 13.9% during the 2nd quarter. BMO Capital Markets lowered their price objective on J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding during the 2nd quarter worth about $190,000.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc is a holding company. The Company's department stores and Website generally serve the same type of customers, its Website offers virtually the same mix of merchandise as its store assortment and other categories, and its department stores generally accept returns from sales made in stores and through its Website.

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