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J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) Analysts See $0.42 EPS; Chico's FAS, Inc. (CHS) Had 6 Bulls

Analysts expect J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) to report $0.42 EPS on February, 23.They anticipate $0.22 EPS change or 34.38% from last quarter’s $0.64 EPS. JCP’s profit would be $130.87 million giving it 2.31 P/E if the $0.42 EPS is correct. After having $-0.33 EPS previously, J. C. Penney Company, Inc.’s analysts see -227.27% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.37% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $3.88. About 10.69M shares traded. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) has declined 40.00% since February 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 56.70% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering Chico’s FAS (NYSE:CHS), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Chico’s FAS had 58 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 11 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) rating on Wednesday, August 30. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $10.0 target. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Wednesday, November 23 report. Mizuho maintained the shares of CHS in report on Friday, May 27 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Friday, May 27. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies on Monday, January 4 to “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 2 by SunTrust. The stock of Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) earned “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Wednesday, August 31. On Wednesday, August 30 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, November 14 by Wolfe Research. See Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) latest ratings:

02/02/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $13.0 Maintain
10/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $9.0 Maintain
21/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $14.0
17/11/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $10.0 Maintain
16/11/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
16/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $12.0 Maintain
16/10/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Hold New Target: $8.0 Downgrade
11/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
11/10/2017 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underperform Downgrade
03/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $10.0 Maintain

ChicoÂ’s FAS, Inc. operates as an omni-channel specialty retailer of womenÂ’s private branded, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, and complementary accessories. The company has market cap of $1.26 billion. The company's portfolio of brands consists of the ChicoÂ’s, White House Black Market , and Soma. It has a 14.59 P/E ratio. The Chico's brand primarily sells private branded clothing focusing on women 45 and older.

The stock decreased 1.50% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $9.82. About 1.94 million shares traded. Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) has risen 1.08% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.62% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.39, from 1.42 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 43 investors sold Chico's FAS, Inc. shares while 57 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 74 raised stakes. 127.00 million shares or 1.17% less from 128.51 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Intll Gp owns 101,840 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Bowling Limited Liability Com reported 0.02% in Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS). Panagora Asset Management Inc invested in 215,177 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Indexiq Advsrs Limited Liability reported 61,037 shares. Benjamin F Edwards Co holds 1,600 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Jefferies Gp Ltd Co holds 0.01% or 136,200 shares in its portfolio. Wellington Management Gru Limited Liability Partnership owns 0.03% invested in Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS) for 12.39 million shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Bv has 1.26 million shares. Asset accumulated 0% or 16,668 shares. Ameriprise Financial has 0% invested in Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS). Ameritas Investment Prtn owns 11,271 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado accumulated 27,979 shares or 0% of the stock. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 96,934 shares. Metropolitan Life Insur Co holds 0% or 87,492 shares. Old Natl Retail Bank In has 0.02% invested in Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE:CHS).

J. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary J. The company has market cap of $1.21 billion. C. It currently has negative earnings. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores.

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