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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, 12 Feb 2016NoneBullish EngulfingWed, 03 Feb 2016-9.57%
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6.99 0.00 (0%) Feb 12 4:02pm EST
Open: 6.98 Range: 6.88 - 7.12 Vol: 8.39M Avg Vol: 13.98M
EPS: -1.65 P/E ratio: 0.00 EBITDA: 623.00M Mkt Cap: 2.14B
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Short Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 5 day moving average at 7.25
Medium Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 20 day moving average at 7.07
Last Trade is below the 50 day moving average at 7.14
Long Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 200 day moving average at 8.37
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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 trading below its 200 day moving average and objectively, many will consider the long term trend to be down. Care must however be taken with this view as in its last 52 week trading history, it is noted that JCP has been range bound with a slight upward bias, having traded above the 200 SMA about 59% of the time. For the medium term, the 50 day moving average is generally in a trading range with a bearish downward bias. The 20 day moving average is also indicating range bound trading with a bearish bias. Objectively, as long as JCP is trading below its 200 SMA, rallies will be sold into and traders can expect a lot of resistance near the 200 SMA currently at 8.37. Technically there are too many uncertainties to recommend a buy on this stock at this moment. 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 $9.61* (*source: Yahoo Finance).

Objective Technical Analysis by BannRonn TA LogicEngine ver 1.1. Last Updated - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
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