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JC Penney Company, Inc. Earnings: Better Than Feared

JC Penney Company, Inc. Earnings: Better Than Feared

Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 1,629,688 shares of the department store operator's stock valued at $7,577,000 after purchasing an additional 789,312 shares during the last quarter.

A number of other research firms have also commented on JCP. Blackrock Inc. owns $94.58 million in J. C. Penney Company, Inc., which represents roughly 10.29% of the company's market cap and approximately 16.98% of the institutional ownership. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a buy rating on shares of J.C. Penney in a report on Monday, October 31st. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its position in shares of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Whereas 14 of them predict the stock is a hold. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have issued a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company.

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Department store chain J.C. Penney Co Inc reported same-store sales above its estimates, helped by an overhaul of women's apparel and higher demand for home goods and Sephora beauty products. The relative volume (ratio between current volume and 3-month average) is presently sitting at 1.00.

Penney's total net sales fell 1.8 % to $2.81 billion in the quarter, ended October 28, better than analysts' estimates of $2.77 billion. One of the more popular combinations is to use the 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The third largest holder is Evercore Trust Company, N.A., which now holds $34.57 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 3.76% of its market capitalization.

However, on Friday, J.C. Penney reported that its third-quarter results weren't quite as bad as its recent guidance update had suggested. Holding had a positive return on equity of 10.55% and a negative net margin of 0.94%.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of -4.7% whereas during current quarter it has 19% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 437.5% during current year and -11.6% for next year. Its revenue stood at -6.20% a year on average in the period of last five years.

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Digging deeping into the Multicell Techs Inc (MCET) 's technical indicators, we note that the Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at 0.00.

In other news, EVP John Joseph Tighe III sold 38,756 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 18th. In a transaction dated August 21, 2017, the shares were bought at an average price of $3.62, giving away a sum of $90,500. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Pinebridge Investments L.P. purchased a new stake in J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

But, the firm widened its net loss to $128 million, or 41 cents per share, from $67 million, or 22 cents per share in the comparable period. Rhumbline Advisers raised its position in J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Outlook: Full-year EPS still seen at 2-8 cents with same-store sales down 1% to flat.

As of 1540 GMT, shares had gained 15.73% to $3.20 each.

J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Same-store sales rose 1.7%.


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