J. C. Penney Company, Inc. [NYSE: JCP] dipped by -11.87% on the last trading session, reaching $0.98 price per share at the time. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. represents 311.70M in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $345.99M with the latest information.

The J. C. Penney Company, Inc. traded at the price of $0.98 with 9.54 million shares were bought and sold during the latest trading session. Over the period of the last 3 months, the average trading volume of JCP shares recorded 10.38M.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. [NYSE:JCP]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 0.53 to 2.05. This is compared to its latest closing price of $1.11.

Stay on the lookout for the next quarterly financial report – the company is expected to release the following results on Thu 21 Nov (In 69 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. [JCP]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. [JCP] sitting at -0.02 and its Gross Margin at +29.89, this company’s Net Margin is now -2.40%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is -0.06, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached -0.30%. Its Return on Equity is -20.01, and its Return on Assets is -3.09. These metrics suggest that this J. C. Penney Company, Inc. does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. [JCP] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 343.59. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 77.46, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 51.06. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is -0.01, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 335.04.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 7.15 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 7.27. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.34, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.98. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. [JCP] has a Price to Book Ratio of 0.36, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 1.16.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. [JCP] earns $126,516 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Total Asset Turnover is 1.46. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.27 and its Current Ratio is 1.52. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. [JCP] has 311.70M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $345.99M. Its stock price has been found in the range of 0.53 to 2.05. At its current price, it has moved down by -52.28% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 84.53% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.53, which indicates that it is 15.01% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 57.73. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is J. C. Penney Company, Inc. [JCP] a Reliable Buy?

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. [JCP] stock is presenting a less attractive investment opportunity when compared to similarly-sized corporations in the same industry. The price performance of these shares has not shown much promise, and the financial results that this company has recently delivered present a highly risky investment.