|Bid||0.0000 x 47300|
|Ask||0.0000 x 40000|
|Day's Range||1.1200 - 1.1700|
|52 Week Range||0.8000 - 2.8300|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||2.34|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Aug 14, 2019 - Aug 19, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||1.10|
Moody's rating action reflects a base expected loss of 40.5% of the current pooled balance, compared to 25.6% at Moody's last review. Moody's did not use any stress scenario simulations in its analysis.
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Target (NYSE:TGT) stock has been red-hot in 2019 for one very simple reason: the big-box retailer is on fire. Over the past several months, TGT has fired off quarter after quarter off hugely positive comparable sales growth, second-to-none digital sales growth, profit-margin stabilization, and strong profit growth. As shown by the struggles of Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN), Macy's (NYSE:M), and J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP), TGT has achieved all of those milestones all against the backdrop of a shaky retail environment.I Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified)Investors have celebrated Target's resilience and strength. That's why Target stock is up more than 30% this year. As for the rest of the retail sector, the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSE:XRT) is up just 2% in 2019.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * The 7 Best Tech Stocks to Buy for the Second Half of 2019 This outperformance by Target stock will continue. That's because TGT has found a winning strategy that boils down to transforming into a low-cost, all-in-one, omnichannel retailer. There are only three other retailers of similar size that can compete with TGT in this low-cost, all-in-one, omnichannel game. Their names are Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Walmart (NYSE:WMT), and Costco (NASDAQ:COST). In contrast to the other names in that group, Target has carved out a niche for itself by providing a higher-quality, physical-first shopping experience.So TGT has not just found a winning strategy in the retail sector, but it has also created a sustainable niche for itself. That means Target will remain red hot for the foreseeable future, so Target stock will continue to grind higher. Target Has Found a Winning StrategyFor a while, TGT was considered a left-for-dead retailer that would be gobbled up the e-commerce wave. But, over the past several years, two things have happened.Specifically, it became obvious that omnichannel, not e-commerce, is the future of retail, and Target's innovations enabled it to to become a second-to-none omnichannel retailer.On the first point, e-commerce is certainly where all the growth is happening in the retail world. But it's not entirely cannibalizing the physical channel. Consumers still like to go shop in stores, whether to try things on, see things first-hand, or simply relish in the physical shopping experience, or combinations of those. That's why e-commerce still represents just 10% of total retail sales, and why e-commerce growth rates are already slowing.Thus, the future of retail is not just online. It's a mix of physical and digital.As for the second point, the vibrancy of omnichannel naturally benefits large physical retailers because it costs significantly more money to build a physical store presence than to build an online one. TGT realized the advantage its large network of stores gave it, and it has run with its edge. The company has innovated left and right, rolling out things like buy-online, pick-up-in-store; same-day delivery; and automated checkouts. All of these things have helped Target become a low-cost, omnichannel retail giant.Importantly, TGT is different than its peers in the low cost, omnichannel game. Target offers a much higher quality shopping experience than Walmart, it doesn't require a membership like Costco, and it depends more on its physical stores than e-commerce, unlike Amazon. Target Stock Can Rise FurtherTGT's comparable sales growth has been 3%-plus for five straight quarters now, and roughly 5%-plus for four straight quarters. Its traffic growth has been 4%-plus for four straight quarters. TGT's digital- sales growth has run north of 30% for four straight quarters and north of 25% for five straight quarters. Its margins, which used to be under immense pressure, are starting to stabilize.Target's winning and defensible strategy has produced very strong numbers for the retailer.The company's growth will naturally slow over the next several years as its comparisons get harder and its omnichannel growth initiatives become less powerful. But its growth should remain healthy, as Target has proven that it can and will remain an important part of the U.S. retail world.As a result, 1%-3% comparable sales and revenue growth over the next several years seems doable. Its gross margins should stabilize during that stretch, as less steep discounts are offset by higher fulfillment costs. Its operating-spending rate should drop as it utilizes more automation and cuts some labor expenses. Target should report low-single-percentage-digit revenue growth and mid-to -high-single-digit-percentage profit growth over the next several years.I realistically think $8.50 is achievable by fiscal 2025. Based on a forward multiple of 16, which is average for the market, that implies a fiscal 2024 price target for Target stock of $136. Discounted by 7% per year (rather than 10%, because of the 3% yield of Target stock), that equates to a 2019 price target north of $95. The Bottom Line on TGT StockTGT is a winning retailer that has proven its staying power in the stable-growth, omnichannel retail world. As a result, it should be a slow and steady revenue and profit grower over the next several years. That slow and steady profit growth should keep TGT stock on a winning path, as long as the valuation of Target stock continues to remain in check.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long TGT, JWN, AMZN, and WMT. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 * 7 Value Stocks That Are Flying Under the Radar * 6 Mouth-Watering Fast Food Stocks for Growth Investors Compare Brokers The post Why Red-Hot Target Stock Can Rise Further appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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The ratings on six principal and interest (P&I) classes were affirmed because the transaction's key metrics, including Moody's loan-to-value (LTV) ratio, Moody's stressed debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) and the transaction's Herfindahl Index (Herf), are within acceptable ranges. Moody's rating action reflects a base expected loss of 3.4% of the current pooled balance, compared to 3.2% at Moody's last review. Moody's base expected loss plus realized losses is now 3.1% of the original pooled balance, the same as at the last review.
Announcement of Periodic Review: Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Penney (J.C.) Company, Inc. New York, June 12, 2019 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Penney (J.C.) Company, Inc. and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers.
The ratings on seven P&I classes were affirmed because the transaction's key metrics, including Moody's loan-to-value (LTV) ratio, Moody's stressed debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) and the transaction's Herfindahl Index (Herf), are within acceptable ranges. Moody's rating action reflects a base expected loss of 8.9% of the current pooled balance, compared to 5.3% at Moody's last review. Moody's base expected loss plus realized losses is now 8.2% of the original pooled balance, compared to 5.1% at the last review.
Rating Action: Moody's affirms six and downgrades three classes of MSC 2011- C2. Global Credit Research- 12 Jun 2019. Approximately $660.5 million of structured securities affected.
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If you're interested in J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP), then you might want to consider its beta (a measure of...
J.C. Penney stock is flat for the year so far, but a long-serving director is bullish enough on the beleaguered department store to buy shares on the open market for the first time in almost two years.
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Rating Action: Moody's affirms sixteen classes of MSBAM 2013- C9. Global Credit Research- 10 Jun 2019. Approximately $937 million of structured securities affected.
J C Penney Company Inc NYSE:JCPView full report here! Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative and weakening * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is high * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting Bearish sentimentShort interest | NegativeShort interest is extremely high for JCP with more than 20% of shares on loan. This means that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are currently targeting JCP. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $141 million over the last one-month into ETFs that hold JCP are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managersâ€™ Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Servicesis falling. The rate of decline is significant relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. Credit worthinessCredit default swap | NegativeThe current level displays a negative indicator with a weakening bias over the past 1-month. JCP credit default swap spreads are at their highest levels for the past 3 years, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness.Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
In accordance with the New York Stock Exchange rules regarding equity inducement awards, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) announced that on June 6, 2019, an equity inducement award of 750,000 time-based restricted stock units (TBRSUs) was granted to Shawn Gensch, the Company’s executive vice president, chief customer officer, in connection with the commencement of his employment. Of the TBRSUs comprising Gensch’s inducement award, 250,000 TBRSUs will vest in thirds on the first, second and third anniversaries, respectively, of the grant date, and 500,000 TBRSUs will vest in full on the third anniversary of the grant date, provided in each case that Gensch remains continuously employed with the Company through such dates. The portion of the award that vests in thirds will fully vest, and the portion of the award that vests on the third anniversary of the grant date will pro rata vest, in each case if Gensch is involuntarily terminated for any reason other than cause, and the entire award will fully vest if his employment terminates in certain cases within two years following a change in control of the Company.
Rating Action: Moody's affirms seven classes of MSBAM 2016- C29. Global Credit Research- 06 Jun 2019. Approximately $603.6 million of structured securities affected.
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The ratings on eight principal and interest (P&I) classes were affirmed because the transaction's key metrics, including Moody's loan-to-value (LTV) ratio, Moody's stressed debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) and the transaction's Herfindahl Index (Herf), are within acceptable ranges. Moody's rating action reflects a base expected loss of 5.0% of the current pooled balance, compared to 4.6% at Moody's last review. Moody's base expected loss plus realized losses is now 5.0% of the original pooled balance, compared to 4.6% at the last review.
Shares of American Eagle (NYSE:AEO) popped in early June after the mall apparel retailer reported first-quarter numbers that were surprisingly strong. I use the word "surprisingly" here because pretty much every one of American Eagle's peers reported ugly first quarter 2019 numbers, with the norm across the industry being revenue and profit misses, negative comparable sales growth and margin compression.Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified)American Eagle did report margin compression. But, that's where the bad news ended. The retailer actually topped top- and bottom-line expectations by a healthy margin, driven by a robust 6% rise in comparable sales. Analysts had been looking for just 3% comparable sales growth. In response to the strong report, AEO stock rose by 4.7%.This rally in American Eagle stock should last.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsZooming out, AEO stock dropped big in May against an ugly retail backdrop. First, all of American Eagle's peers reported really bad early 2019 numbers in May. Second, trade conflicts globally heated up. Retailers are stuck at the epicenter of those trade conflicts. As such, retail stocks were killed in May, including AEO.But strong first-quarter numbers affirm that American Eagle is a winning retailer in a mixed retail environment, so the sell-off as the result of bad peer numbers is overdone. Further, American Eagle's second-quarter guide came in only a few pennies shy of estimates, with the broad implication being that this company can side-step a big tariff hit in the short term.As such, the two headwinds which killed AEO stock in May are disappearing in June. As they do, this stock should rebound in a big way. Mall Retail Struggled In Early 2019In May, multiple mall retailers reported first-quarter 2019 numbers, and almost none of them delivered good results. * The 10 Best Stocks for 2019 -- So Far Mall giants Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) and JC Penney (NYSE:JCP) both reported ugly first-quarter numbers, with sharply negative comparable sales growth and big margin compression. Smaller mall retailers, like Gap (NYSE:GPS), Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN), Express (NYSE:EXPR) and many others likewise reported ugly first quarter numbers.The big takeaway was that mall retail had a bad first few months of 2019. Despite a healthy labor market, low interest rates, healthy credit, and a strong consumer, mall retailers generally didn't win in early 2019. American Eagle Had A Strong Start To The YearWhile mall retail may have had a bad start to 2019, American Eagle didn't.American Eagle beat both top- and bottom-line expectations. Comps at the American Eagle brand rose 4%. Comps at Aerie rose 14%. Those are pretty big growth numbers against the backdrop of the negative comp numbers American Eagle's peers reported.This outperformance and strength is nothing new. American Eagle has been the cream-of-the-crop in the mall retail sector for a long time. The company has rattled off 17 consecutive quarters of comparable sales growth and 6 consecutive quarters of 5%-plus comparable sales growth.The secret juice? Jeans and lingerie. American Eagle is the best teenager jeans brand around. As the jeans trend has made a comeback over the past several quarters, American Eagle's numbers have improved. Meanwhile, Aerie is capitalizing on a secular shift in the intimates market from bombshell beauty to natural beauty. As this shift has played out, Aerie has won share from traditional intimates king Victoria's Secret.Net net, American Eagle has capitalized on two fashion trends over the past several quarters to drive operational outperformance. These trends persist in early 2019. Consequently, so did American Eagle's outperformance, despite broader retail struggles. American Eagle Stock Should Bounce BackFashion trends change all the time. Of course, jeans won't remain hot forever. Nor will the natural beauty shift. But, American Eagle management has time and time again shown a unique and largely unprecedented ability to capitalize on fashion trends, and use them to drive healthy numbers across the company.After all, 17 straight quarters of positive comps means this company has been comping positive for more than four years. That's a long time. Over the past four years, many fashion trends have come and gone, including the jeans trend (jeans' popularity is very cyclical). American Eagle's operational out-performance has stayed.Thus, the May sell-off in AEO stock related to mall retail struggles is overdone. That sell-off was due to concerns that AEO was in the same boat as its peers. But, the company isn't, not has it struggled for a long, long time. As such, the current trend of operational outperformance is set to persist, and the mall retail concerns which weighed on AEO stock in May should ease in June.Further, AEO stock also dropped in May because of trade war concerns. But, management delivered a second quarter guide which called for continued positive comparable sales growth, and only missed Street profit estimates by a few pennies a share. Thus, management clearly doesn't expect a big impact from tariffs in the near term. Tariff concerns should likewise ease in June.All in all, with mall retail and tariff concerns set to ease in June, AEO stock is positioned to bounce back. Bottom Line on AEO StockAmerican Eagle is the cream of the crop in the mall retail sector, and strong first quarter numbers serve to further support this thesis. So long as this remains true -- and so long as the company can side-step the impact of tariffs and the U.S. consumer remains healthy -- then AEO stock should trend higher.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long JWN and URBN. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 6 Retailers Including Disney Agree to Ditch On-Call Scheduling * The 10 Best Stocks for 2019 -- So Far * 7 Small-Cap ETFs to Buy Now Compare Brokers The post Strong Q1 Numbers Affirm That American Eagle Is a Winner appeared first on InvestorPlace.
J.C. Penney bond yields have soared over the past few days in a selloff driven by investor concerns about its liquidity. That apparent financial stress could become a self-fulfilling prophecy if it persists.
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) today announced that Victor Ejarque Lopez, a highly esteemed executive with 25 years of experience in merchandising, product, supply chain and operations, has been named senior vice president, general merchandise manager for women’s apparel, reporting to Michelle Wlazlo, chief merchandising officer. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing and developing all of the Company’s women’s apparel merchandising strategies and programs to create a compelling shopping experience for our customers.