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JC Penney stock higher from a better results than expected

J.C. Penney had a negative net margin of 2.56% and a negative return on equity of 4.66%.

JCP has been the topic of a number of other research reports. For the current year the company's revenue estimates are $1.04 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $1.03 Billion and high estimates of $1.05 Billion according to the prediction of 11 analysts. Holding and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Now it is offering a dividend yield of 0.00% and a 5 year dividend growth rate of 0.00%. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a hold rating and issued a $7.00 target price on shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding in a report on Wednesday, August 16th.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on J. C. Penney Company, Inc., where 1 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 1 analysts have given a Buy signal, 18 said it's a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 1 analysts rated the stock as Sell. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $5.06.

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Guggenheim initiated J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) on Friday, September 30 with "Neutral" rating. The OTC listed company saw a recent bid of $0.0002 on 1821800 volume. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.00 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.00. Holding (NYSE:JCP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th.

Analysts had been expecting the worst: Two week ago, Penney cut its annual forecast and estimated that third quarter same-store sales would inch up 0.6% to 0.8%. That was better than analyst estimates which had been lowered after Penney warned last month that it had to slash prices to clear out slow moving merchandise. Adjusted for one-time changes, the loss was 33 cents a share, less than analysts had expected.

The company also slashed its full-year sales and profit expectations in October, saying it sold stagnant apparel inventory at heavy discounts amid an overhaul of its women's section. Holding will post 0.06 EPS for the current year.

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Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE:LL) shares traded on -6.25% below secure line and closed at $28.81. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Analysts have also given a consensus recommendation on the stock of 3.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

A good method of evaluating a public company's profitability is by taking a look at its Earnings per Share (EPS) performance. Insiders own 1.02% of the company's stock. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 71.99% of the company's stock. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 23,858,033 shares of the department store operator's stock valued at $146,966,000 after purchasing an additional 1,270,459 shares during the last quarter. Holding by 4.8% during the first quarter.

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding during the second quarter worth about $311,000. For the past 5 days of trading, the stock has seen a move of -5.64%.

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