JCP - J. C. Penney Company Inc

Industry: Department Stores Sector: Services Exchange: NYSE

JCP - J. C. Penney Company Inc

Industry: Department Stores Sector: Services Exchange: NYSE

Fri 03'rd Aug 2018

PERIOD 2018-05-04 - 2018-08-03
CHANGE 0.42%
PRICE $2.38






J. C. Penney Company Inc Stock Analysis

Technical stock analysis for Fri 03'rd Aug 2018

Sell candidate since 2018-07-20 Loss -4.80%
Shorts 11.16% ( 2018-07-13 )
Cash 499.0 mill
Loans 8 786.0 mill
Beta 0.76
ROA -0.08

J. C. Penney Company Inc gained 0.42% in the last trading day, rising from $2.37 to $2.38 The price has fallen in 6 of the last 10 days and is down by -4.8% for this period. Volume fell in the last day by -2.83 million shares, and in total, 8.77 million shares bought and sold for approximately $20.87 million. You should take into consideration that a falling volume on higher prices causes divergence and may be an early warning about possible changes for the next couple of days.


J. C. Penney Company Inc lies in the middle of a very wide and falling trend in the short term and further fall within the trend is signaled. Given the current short-term trend, the stock is expected to fall -12.22% during the next 3 months and, with 90% probability hold a price between $1.76 and $2.44 at the end of this period.

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A buy signal was issued from a pivot bottom point on Thursday August 02, 2018, which indicates further gains until a new top pivot has been found. Volume fell during the last trading day despite gaining prices. This causes a divergence between volume and price and may be an early warning. The stock should be watched closely. Some negative signals were issued as well, and these may have some influence on the near short-term development. J. C. Penney Company Inc holds sales signals from both short- and long-term moving averages. In addition, there is a general sales signal from the relation between the two signals where the long-term average is above the short-term average. On corrections up there will be some resistance from the lines at $2.42 and $2.47. A break-up above any of these levels will issue buy signals.

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Relative Strength Index (RSI)

RSI14 is 47 and the stock is currently not being overbought or oversold

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Support & Resistance

J. C. Penney Company Inc finds support from accumulated volume at $2.37.

Support: $2.37 Price: $2.38 Resistance: $2.41


This stock is usually traded at good volume, and with minor daily changes the risk is considered to be low. During the last day, the stock moved $0.07 (2.99%) between high and low. For the last week, the stock has had a daily average volatility of 3.00%.

Our recommended stoploss: We hold a sell evaluation for this stock. No stop-loss set.

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J. C. Penney Company Inc holds several negative signals and is within a very wide and falling trend, so we believe it will still perform weakly in the next couple of days or weeks. We therefore hold a negative evaluation of this stock. We have upgraded our recommendation for this stock since last evaluation from a Strong Sell Candidate to a Sell Candidate.

Sell Candidate

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