JC Penney gets aggressive with new toy shops, expands assortment

US J.C. Penney brings toy shops to all 1,000 department stores

Holding Company during the fourth quarter worth $100,000.

The retailer this week said it was expecting second-quarter sales to significantly improve from the first quarter.

What Guru's think About Is J.C. Penney Company, Inc. The total value of its holdings decreased 50.0%. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. FNY Managed Accounts LLC purchased a new position in J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 19,818 shares of the department store operator's stock valued at $122,000 after buying an additional 9,068 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, May 12th. From the opening price, the stock has seen a change of -1.09% recently clocking in with a price of $4.97. The shares price has directed -41.34% toward a lower level throughout previous year and swapped 4.40% toward a strong spot during past one month. Thanks to a rise of nearly 4.48% in the past five days, the stock price is now down -44.22% so far on the year - still in weak territory. (JCP)-3 analysts issued Buy for the stock, 4 analysts gave Outperform rating, 14 think it's a Hold, 1 issued Underperform, while 1 analyst gave a Sell rating. This is an increase of approximately 107% compared to the typical daily volume of 6,427 call options. Holding Company (NYSE:JCP) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 19 analysts on average projected earnings of $-0.15 per share for the current quarter. This forecast is a point estimate that provides investors with a benchmark against which to directly compare stock price in the short run.Target prices made by analysts employed by large brokers, who have access to a greater resource pool, are more likely to be met over the 12-month forecast period.

While having a peek at profitability ratios J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) has trailing twelve month gross margin at 35.7%, its trailing twelve month operating margin stands at 1.9% whereas its trailing twelve month net profit margin spots at -0.9%. The company had Year Ago Sales of $3.08 Billion. Analysts predict that J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

"J.C. Penney has a nostalgic history of selling sought-after toys in our early Christmas catalogs, so we brought toys back last holiday season to see if they would resonate once again", he said. The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $7.10. If you are reading this piece on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. and worldwide copyright & trademark law. J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Institutional owners hold 79.90% stake in the company while Insiders ownership held at 2.10%. UBS Oconnor LLC raised its position in J.C. Penney Company, Inc. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, July 11 by B. Riley & Co. "Toys are an exciting product category for J.C. Penney and an in-store attraction that will drive traffic and sales as we continue to focus on increasing revenue per customer". A rating of 4 or 5 would represent a Sell recommendation. Deutsche Bank AG lowered J.C. Penney Company, Inc. 12 told the investors of the company to "Hold" stock. Hudson Bay Capital Management LP acquired a new position in J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. JCP's current price-earnings ratio amounts the average P/E ratio of 55.03 times earnings.

About J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company J.C. Penney Company, Inc is a holding company.

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