3 Stocks Pushing The Retail Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 78 points (0.5%) at 17,023 as of Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,765 issues advancing vs. 1,183 declining with 200 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. JC Penney ( JCP) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, JC Penney is down $0.48 (-4.7%) to $9.66 on heavy volume. Thus far, 14.7 million shares of JC Penney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.61-$10.23 after having opened the day at $10.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.14.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., sells merchandise through department stores in the United States. JC Penney has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate JC Penney a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates JC Penney as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full JC Penney Ratings Report now.

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