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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
Tue, 19 Aug 2014NoneHammerWed, 13 Aug 20149.63%
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10.25 0.38 (3.71%) Aug 19 4:01pm EDT
Open: 9.93 Range: 9.93 - 10.44 Vol: 49M Avg Vol: 16.61M
EPS: -3.36 P/E ratio: 0.00 EBITDA: -222.0M Mkt Cap: 3.124B
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Short Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 5 day moving average at 9.74
Medium Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 20 day moving average at 9.37
Last Trade is above the 50 day moving average at 9.03
Long Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 200 day moving average at 8.32
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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 a downward bias. This stock has traded about 78% of the time below the 200 day moving average in the last 52 weeks on daily average volume of 16.6M shares changing hands. The 50 day moving average indicates a medium term trading range with a bullish upside inclination. The 20 day moving average is also biased to the bullish side although the last two months have been in a trading range. Although the medium term moving averages generally favor the longs, buyers still have to tread carefully as the longer term uptrend is still not very convincing. Objectively, dips should still be bought but buyers have to be very selective in choosing a level to scale in for e.g. near the 200 SMA currently at 8.32. 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 $9.58* (*source: Yahoo Finance).

Objective Technical Analysis by BannRonn TA LogicEngine ver 1.1. Last Updated - Tue, 19 Aug 2014
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