J C Penney Company Inc (JCP) reported quarterly earnings results on Friday, Aug-12-2016. The company said it had a profit of $-0.05 Earnings per Share for the quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations beating the analyst consensus estimate by $0.09. Analysts had a consensus of $-0.14. The company posted revenue of $2918.00 million in the period, compared to analysts expectations of $2930.10 million. The company’s revenue was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $-0.41 EPS.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on J C Penney Company Inc. Shares were Reiterated by Miller Tabak on May 23, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 13 from a previous price target of $17 .Shares were Reiterated by Miller Tabak on May 17, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 13 from a previous price target of $17 .Company shares were Upgraded by Robert W. Baird on May 16, 2016 to ” Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 12 from a previous price target of $11 .
J C Penney Company Inc opened for trading at $9.42 and hit $9.59 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $9.5, with a gain of 1.17% or 0.11 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,23,21,863 shares. Company has a market cap of $2,921 M.
In a different news, on May 17, 2016, Ronald W Tysoe (director) purchased 25,000 shares at $7.24 per share price. According to the SEC, on Mar 9, 2016, Marvin R Ellison (CEO) purchased 50,000 shares at $11.80 per share price. On May 18, 2015, Brynn Evanson (EVP, HR) sold 6,761 shares at $8.44 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
J. C. Penney Company Inc. (JCPenney) is a holding company. The Company’s operating subsidiary is J. C. Penney Corporation Inc. (JCP). The Company’s business consists of selling merchandise and services to consumers through its department stores and Website at jcpenney.com which utilizes applications for desktop mobile and tablet devices. The Company’s online customer purchases by direct shipment to the customer from its distribution facilities and stores or from its suppliers’ warehouses and by in store customer pick up. The Company sells family apparel and footwear accessories fine and fashion jewelry beauty products through Sephora inside JCPenney and home furnishings. The Company’s department stores provide its customers with services such as styling salon optical portrait photography and custom decorating.