JC Penney Buy or Sell Recommendation

Macroaxis provides J C Penney Company Inc buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding JC Penney positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of J C Penney Company Inc available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from JC Penney buy-and-hold prospective. Please also check JC Penney Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with current analyst consensus

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JC Penney Recommendation

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding J C Penney Company Inc is 'Strong Buy'.
For the selected time horizon J C Penney Company Inc has a risk adjusted performance of 0.2252, jensen alpha of 1.12, total risk alpha of (0.20), sortino ratio of 0.0 and treynor ratio of 2.8
This buy or sell recommendation tool can be used to cross verify current analyst consensus on J C Penney Company Inc and to analyze the company potential to grow this quarter and beyond. To make sure J C Penney is not overpriced, please check out all J C Penney Company Inc fundamentals including its Shares Owned by Insiders, Cash and Equivalents, Earnings Per Share, as well as the relationship between Price to Sales and Book Value Per Share . Given that J C Penney has Price to Earning of 454.25 times, we strongly advise you confirm JC Penney market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself this quarter and beyond given your latest risk tolerance and investing horizon.

JC Penney Greeks

Alpha over NYSE
= 1.12 
βBeta against NYSE= 0.44 
Overall volatility
= 2.66 
 IrInformation ratio = 0.37 

JC Penney Volatility Alert

J C Penney Company Inc exhibits ver low volatility with skewness of -0.71 and kurtosis of 0.28. However, we advise investors to further study J C Penney Company Inc technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable.
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FundamentalsJC PenneyPeer Average
Return On Equity(23.97) % (15.61) %
Return On Asset1.00 % (15.99) %
Profit Margin(2.56) % (5.29) %
Operating Margin1.29 % (12.22) %
Current Valuation7.63 B149.6 B
Shares Outstanding307.8 M1.3 B
Shares Owned by Insiders1.18 % 7.05 %
Shares Owned by Institutions85.60 % 18.33 %
Number of Shares Shorted75.75 M3.23 M
Price to Earning454.25 times39.77 times
Price to Book2.57 times14.97 times
Price to Sales0.23 times15.58 times
Revenue12.58 B9.89 B
Gross Profit4.55 B16.03 B
EBITDA775 M1.42 B
Net Income(322 M)522.16 M
Cash and Equivalents183 M3.96 B
Cash per Share0.60 times5.18 times
Total Debt4.8 B7.44 B
Debt to Equity4.21 times0.70 times
Current Ratio1.47 times3.42 times
Book Value Per Share3.70 times13.45 times
Cash Flow from Operations455 M1.26 B
Short Ratio3.86 times2.55 times
One Year High11.9939.65
One Year Low6.029.08
Earnings Per Share(1.05) times2.23 times
Price to Earnings To Growth(5.84) times1.20 times
Number of Employees100 K10.85 K
Market Capitalization3.02 B28.32 B
Total Asset9.17 B84.55 B
Retained Earnings(3.13 B)28.88 B
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Risk Adjusted Performance0.2252
Market Risk Adjusted Performance2.81
Mean Deviation2.09
Coefficient Of Variation215.55
Standard Deviation2.68
Information Ratio0.3668
Jensen Alpha1.12
Total Risk Alpha(0.20)
Treynor Ratio2.8
Maximum Drawdown10.34
Value At Risk(4.20)
Potential Upside4.19
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JC Penney Current Valuation Analysis
J C Penney Company Inc is rated below average in current valuation category among related companies. After adjusting for long-term liabilities, total market size of Department Stores industry is currently estimated at about 371.29 Billion. JC Penney holds roughly 7.63 Billion in current valuation claiming about 2.06% of equities under Department Stores industry.