$-0.22 EPS Expected for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP); Hargreaves Services Plc (LON:HSP) Had 2 Bullish Analysts

April 24, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Analysts expect J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) to report $-0.22 EPS on May, 11.They anticipate $0.28 EPS change or 466.67% from last quarter’s $0.06 EPS. After having $0.57 EPS previously, J. C. Penney Company, Inc.’s analysts see -138.60% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.55% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $2.96. About 6.79 million shares traded. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) has declined 48.12% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 59.67% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Hargreaves Services PLC (LON:HSP), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Hargreaves Services PLC had 10 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. N+1 Singer maintained Hargreaves Services Plc (LON:HSP) on Tuesday, August 11 with “Corporate” rating. The rating was maintained by Investec with “Buy” on Tuesday, August 8. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, December 15. N+1 Singer maintained Hargreaves Services Plc (LON:HSP) on Wednesday, February 15 with “Corporate” rating. The stock of Hargreaves Services Plc (LON:HSP) has “Corporate” rating given on Thursday, December 22 by N+1 Singer. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 15 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 30 by N+1 Singer. The rating was maintained by Investec with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 5. The firm has “Corporate” rating given on Tuesday, February 16 by N+1 Singer. The firm earned “Corporate” rating on Monday, October 3 by N+1 Singer. See Hargreaves Services Plc (LON:HSP) latest ratings:

Among 29 analysts covering J.C. Penney Company (NYSE:JCP), 3 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 10% are positive. J.C. Penney Company had 85 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, December 10 by Nomura. As per Tuesday, January 23, the company rating was maintained by Susquehanna. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, May 15. The stock of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 7 by Jefferies. As per Wednesday, August 5, the company rating was upgraded by Evercore. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, June 16 by Credit Suisse. B. Riley & Co maintained J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) on Monday, October 30 with “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, January 18 by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, October 18. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank on Monday, May 15 to “Hold”.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary J. The company has market cap of $927.20 million. C. It currently has negative earnings. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.37, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 47 investors sold J. C. Penney Company, Inc. shares while 68 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 209.82 million shares or 5.58% less from 222.21 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pinnacle Advisory Inc, Maryland-based fund reported 15,200 shares. Comerica Bank owns 318,784 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0% in J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP). Hightower Advsrs Limited Company reported 9,214 shares. Tci Wealth Advsr accumulated 400 shares or 0% of the stock. Thrivent Fin For Lutherans, a Minnesota-based fund reported 195,647 shares. 47,796 were accumulated by Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership. 727,000 are held by Oz Mngmt Lp. Maplelane Cap Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0% or 1 shares. Salem Investment Counselors reported 500 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur Com The reported 0% stake. Alphamark Advsrs has invested 0% in J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP). Proshare Advsrs Limited Liability Company holds 57,824 shares. Tudor Inv Et Al accumulated 167,653 shares. Moreover, Federated Investors Pa has 0% invested in J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP).

The stock decreased 0.15% or GBX 0.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 340. About 3,715 shares traded. Hargreaves Services Plc (LON:HSP) has 0.00% since April 24, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

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