J.C. Penney Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (JCP)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $18.96, below its previous 52-week low of $19.06 with 9.9 million shares traded as of 10:41 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 7.4 million shares over the past 30 days.

J.C. Penney has a market cap of $4.75 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 41.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., operates department stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings. The company has a P/E ratio of -8.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates J.C. Penney as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally high debt management risk. You can view the full J.C. Penney Ratings Report.

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