3. As of noon trading, J.C. Penney ( JCP) is up $0.69 (3.5%) to $20.30 on heavy volume Thus far, 8.4 million shares of J.C. Penney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.67-$20.91 after having opened the day at $19.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.61.

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. J.C. Penney has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate J.C. Penney a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates J.C. Penney as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, generally high debt management risk and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full J.C. Penney Ratings Report now.

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