JC Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) & People's United Financial, Inc

Posted February 15, 2017

The company's last traded volume of 18.56 million shares as compared to it's an average volume of 20.17 million shares. The Market Cap of the company stands at 2.21 Billion. Holding Company had a negative net margin of 2.56% and a negative return on equity of 4.66%.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) according to Finviz Data is $-0.85. (NYSE:JCP) for the current quarter is 56.4 percent. The department store operator reported ($0.21) EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of ($0.21). This projected price action will be more of the same for CAT, which has surged 57% year-over-year to trade at $96.31, and more recently, bounced off its rising 80-day moving average after a quick pullback from its January 27 annual high of $99.46. Inc. climbed 1.1% in morning trade Monday, after Morgan Stanley backed off from the bearish stance it had on the discount department store chain for the past several years. (NYSE:JCP) also in plain sight to attract passive investors, shares in most recent trading session eased up 0.99% after traded at $7.14. The median estimate represents a +42.45% increase from the last price of 7.02. Earlier the firm had a rating of "Underweight " on the company shares. During the same quarter past year, the business earned ($0.45) earnings per share. It has met expectations 0 times and missed earnings 1 times. J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP)-4 analysts issued Strong buy for the stock, 7 analysts have given a Buy rating, 9 think it's a HOLD, 3 reported it as Underperform, while 0 analyst issued a Sell rating. In comparison, the consensus recommendation 60 days ago was at 2.53, and 90 days ago was at 2.53 respectively.

There are 13 brokerages that have approved securities rating on J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE:JCP) within the past year. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company is at 0.30.

JCPenney is one of Americas leading retailers, operating department stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as one of the largest apparel and home furnishing sites on the Internet, jcp.com, and the nations largest general merchandise catalog business. Through these integrated channels, JCPenney offers a wide array of national, private and exclusive brands. The overall volume in the last trading session was 21.42 million shares. Studies indicate that the stock prices of firms with significant positive earnings surprises show above-average performance, while those with negative surprises have below-average performance. The company has the Market capitalization of $198.13 Billion.

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The Company now has ROA (Return on Assets) of 0.8 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 14.9 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 8.2% with Gross margin of 23.8 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 1.7% and 0.3% respectively. The stock hit its 52-Week High on Mar 8, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jan 30, 2017.

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JCP risk-reward looks more balanced; moving to Equal-weight: With diminished downside risk after a 14% decline year-to-date and potential catalysts ahead, we upgrade JCP shares.