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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP)?

The company in question is, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) currently with a stock price of 8.73 (0.00% today). The market cap for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. is 2666.49, and is in the sector Services, and Department Stores industry. The target price for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. is 12.18. Currently J. C. Penney Company, Inc. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 11.11. Average volume for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. is 14454.13 and so far today it is 6626191.

Performance in the last year for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has been -7.42%. For EPS growth, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has seen a growth of 33.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 400.64%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -25.00% over the last five years and could be *TBA for the next five years. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 1.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 52.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is -10.02%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -3.05%.

Since the IPO date for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. on the 01/04/1982, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 31.08%. With J. C. Penney Company, Inc. trading at 8.73, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is -1.08.

So could J. C. Penney Company, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 0.21 and the P/B is at 2.24. The P/cash is 6.22, with P/free cash flow at 6.63.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 0.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 3.65, and total debt/equity at 3.95.

In terms of margins, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has a gross margin of 36.00%, an operating margin of 0.60% and a profit margin of -2.60%.Payout ratio for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -3.50% with return on investment coming to -1.80%.

Insider ownership for J. C. Penney Company, Inc., is at 1.60% and institutional ownership comes to 90.00%. Outstanding shares are at 305.44. While shares float is 302.35. The float short is currently 25.90%, and short ratio is 5.42.

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