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) pushed the Retail industry higher today making it today's featured retail winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, J.C. Penney rose $0.72 (7.7%) to $10.08 on average volume. Throughout the day, 56,231,766 shares of J.C. Penney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 41,279,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $9.35-$10.21 after having opened the day at $9.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.36. Other companies within the Retail industry that increased today were:
), up 17.3%,
), up 5.1%,
), up 4.6% and
), up 3.7%.
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J. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., operates department stores. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings. J.C. Penney has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 53.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate J.C. Penney a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates J.C. Penney as a
. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.
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On the negative front,
), down 24.4%,
), down 4.6%,
), down 4.1% and
), down 3.3% , were all laggards within the retail industry with
) being today's retail industry laggard.
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