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J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company (JCP) - Buy, Sell or Hold?

Sector: Consumer Services   Sub-Sector: Department/Specialty Retail Stores
Trade DateCurrent Candlestick PatternPrevious Candlestick PatternWhenPerformance Since
Fri, 26 Jun 2015NoneBullish EngulfingMon, 15 Jun 20155.37%
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8.51 0.00 (0%) Jun 29 4:03pm EDT
Open: 8.72 Range: 8.48 - 8.91 Vol: 11.93M Avg Vol: 12.81M
EPS: -1.93 P/E ratio: 0.00 EBITDA: 439.00M Mkt Cap: 2.70B
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Short Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 5 day moving average at 8.76
Medium Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 20 day moving average at 8.54
Last Trade is below the 50 day moving average at 8.53
Long Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 200 day moving average at 8.01
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Daily Chart of JCP

Stock Trend Analysis - Buy, Sell or Hold "J.C. Penney Company, Inc. Holding Company" (JCP)?

JCP is in a long term trading range with an upward bias. The last 52 weeks has seen this stock maintain an upward swing with about 52% of the time spent trading above the 200 day moving average. The 50 day moving average also indicates range bound trading but with a general bullish upside bias. Even the 20 day moving average is exhibiting similar bullish bias in a trading range. For adventurous traders, once a trading range is identified, a viable strategy is to short breakouts and buy breakdowns with the expectation JCP will return into the established trading range. However, a more conservative and higher probability trade is to still buy dips as the longer term trend is still up. A good place to accummulate longs is at the 200 SMA currently near 8.01. Click here for the latest support & resistance levels to help you finetune your entry into or exit out of "JCP".

The analyst consensus estimates for the 1 year price target for this stock is $8.64* (*source: Yahoo Finance).

Objective Technical Analysis by BannRonn TA LogicEngine ver 1.1. Last Updated - Fri, 26 Jun 2015
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