Analyst Ratings for J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (JCP)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE:JCP) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, JCP was issued an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 5 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 15 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 4 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for JCP. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 15, implying a possible profit of 178.81 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 4, which equates to a potential downside of -25.65 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 16.67 percent. That number becomes -163.89 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 3.19 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.13 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

In the trailing 52-weeks, JCP hit 11.30 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 4.17. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 29.02 percent, and below the high by 52.39 percent. JCP has a P/E ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The JCP value stock report compares JCP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of JCP is $1.64 billion. JCP is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.