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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
Mon, 15 Sep 2014NoneBearish EngulfingThu, 21 Aug 20146.69%
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10.85 -0.21 (-1.94%) Sep 15 4:00pm EDT
Open: 11.08 Range: 10.76 - 11.18 Vol: 13.37M Avg Vol: 17.5M
EPS: -3.36 P/E ratio: 0.00 EBITDA: -212.0M Mkt Cap: 3.307B
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Short Term: Trend is Down
Last Trade is below the 5 day moving average at 10.93
Medium Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 20 day moving average at 10.71
Last Trade is above the 50 day moving average at 9.72
Long Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 200 day moving average at 8.51
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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 72% of the time below the 200 day moving average in the last 52 weeks on daily average volume of 17.5M shares changing hands. In the medium term however, the 50 day moving average for JCP is very bullish, indicating good swing trading opportunities for longs. The 20 day moving average is also very bullish. Although the medium term moving averages look good for longs, buyers still have to be cautious as the longer term trend is still not very strong. 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 8.51. 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 - Mon, 15 Sep 2014
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