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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
Wed, 01 Apr 2015NoneBullish EngulfingMon, 23 Mar 201510.97%
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8.90 0.00 (0%) Apr 01 4:01pm EDT
Open: 8.45 Range: 8.41 - 8.94 Vol: 24.65M Avg Vol: 14.01M
EPS: -2.53 P/E ratio: 0.00 EBITDA: 410.00M Mkt Cap: 2.71B
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Short Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 5 day moving average at 8.08
Medium Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 20 day moving average at 7.79
Last Trade is above the 50 day moving average at 7.88
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 62% of the time below the 200 day moving average in the last 52 weeks on daily average volume of 14M shares changing hands. 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 slightly bullish and is also in a trading range. Buyers have to be cautious as the longer and medium term uptrends are still not very convincing. Objectively however, dips should still be bought but buyers have to be very selective in choosing a level to scale in e.g. near the 200 day SMA currently at 8.32. A range trading strategy rather than a trend following strategy, may be more appropriate in this scenario. 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 $8.21* (*source: Yahoo Finance).

Objective Technical Analysis by BannRonn TA LogicEngine ver 1.1. Last Updated - Wed, 01 Apr 2015
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