J. C. Penney CompanyStock Price and Value Analysis

Should you buy J. C. Penney Company stock? (NYSE:JCP). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.

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  • This company is very stable.
  • This company is not making money.
  • This stock looks overpriced.
  • This company has wild ups and downs.
  • This company pays no dividend.

JCP Free Cash Flow Trend

Hmm, we can't give any reliable projection for J. C. Penney Company's growth rate. The company either has too few years of historical data for us to examine, or it's in the habit of losing money.

None of this means it's a bad stock. Maybe it's new and growing quickly, or maybe it's turning things around. We can't say anything sensible about it, so we won't say it's obviously undervalued right now. Proceed at your own risk!

Free Cash Flow trendline for JCP
Free Cash Flow trendline for J. C. Penney Company

Inside the JCP Numbers

JCP Price
(J. C. Penney Company stock price per share)
$3.22
[?] PE Ratio versus Sector 119% higher than other Services stocks
[?] PE Ratio versus Industry 161% higher than other Department Stores stocks
[?] Cash Yield 73.36%
[?] Free Cash Flow Jitter 237%
[?] Dividend Yield 0%

Is J. C. Penney Company Stock on Sale?

Based on our analysis, we believe that you should not buy J. C. Penney Company right now. It might be a good stock to own—we just can't prove it with value analysis right now. Proceed with caution.

Should You Buy JCP Stock?

Does J. C. Penney Company have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.