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November 8, 2012
12:58 EDTJCPEarnings Preview: J.C. Penney trades lower ahead of Q3 earnings report
J.C. Penney (JCP) is expected to report Q3 earnings before the market open on Friday, November 9, with a conference call scheduled for 8:00 am ET. Analysts are looking for EPS of (7c) on revenue of $3.27B. The consensus range is (20c)-12c for EPS, and revenue of $3.16B-$3.38B, according to First Call. After reporting lower than expected Q2 results, J.C. Penney said it no longer expected to meet its previous FY12 non-GAAP EPS view of $2.16. The retailer said it expected to end FY12 with in excess of $1B of cash on the balance sheet. During the quarter, Citigroup hosted a conference call with consultant Elizabeth Haynes, with her research indicating that consumers are responding to J.C. Penney's new product assortment as conversion levels have increased since July. Deutsche Bank said J.C. Penney sent a $10 off coupon in an email to customers and believes the coupon indicates the company's everyday low pricing strategy transition continues to be difficult. The firm thinks J.C. Penny could announce additional coupons and promotional events into the holiday period. Analysts and investors will listen for comments from the company on the upcoming holiday season, as well as the impact it sees from Hurricane Sandy in Q4.
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June 30, 2015
15:20 EDTJCPMoody's raises J.C. Penney liquidity rating to SGL-1 from SGL-2
Moody's Investors Service revised J.C. Penney's rating outlook to positive from stable. Moody's also affirmed the company's Caa1 Corporate Family Rating, and raised the company's Speculative Grade Liquidity rating to SGL-1 from SGL-2. "The rating outlook revision to positive from stable reflects Moody's view that JC Penney's operating performance has shown signs of improvement as a result of better merchandising, cost controls, and integration of its online business" said Moody's Vice President Scott Tuhy. He added, "we have seen positive momentum building for the company to achieve $700M to $800M of adjusted EBITDA, a level in which earnings would fully cover cash flow and interest". The upgrade in the Speculative Grade Liquidity rating primarily reflects the company's improved operating performance as we expect free cash flow to be near break-even levels and the company's meaningful cash balances are sufficient to cover expected seasonal working capital needs.
June 24, 2015
10:26 EDTJCPStocks with call strike movement; TWTR JCP
Twitter (TWTR) December 40 call option implied volatility increased 1% to 44, J.C. Penney (JCP) November 20 call option implied volatility decreased 5% to 42 according to IVolatility.

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