Shares of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) opened at $4.08, and ended 3.45% higher at $4.2. Nearly 15.67 million shares were traded by the close, lower than its average daily volume of 17.94 million shares.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) Analyst Opinion

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has a consensus hold rating from 22 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 39.79% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 6.87% last month and is down -49.46 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 5 of analysts who cover JCP having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $5.71 price target on J. C. Penney Company, Inc., suggesting a 35.95% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -60.89% below its 52-week high.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Earnings Surprise

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) failed to surprise the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned -$0.09 a piece versus the consensus-estimated -$0.05. Its revenue totaled $2.84 billion up 4.95% from the previous quarter.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) Intraday View

This stock (JCP) is ahead of its 52-week low with 21.74%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 4.06% which for the week stands at 4.32%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 9.98% and stays -7.46% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 8.53% gains and now is down -29.83% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $5.08. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) has made its way to a 12-month decline of -57.62%.

Turning to Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA), its shares were trading at $32.7 a gain of $0.63, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $32.06, touched a high of $32.76 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.4. Liberty Global plc has 4 buy ratings, 4 holds and 1 sells even after the stock tumbled -13.24% from its high of $37.69 to a $32.22 billion market value through last close.

Liberty Global plc (LBTYA) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale slipped from 2.25 to 2.18 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $37.72 a share. The target implies a 15.35% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 40.67% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 2.3 million shares versus an average volume of 2.33 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 3.04% which for the week approaches 1.89%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $31.9 and compares with the $28.17 52-week low. The stock recovered 16.08% since its low point and has performed 6.9% year-to-date.

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