J.C. Penney Company, Inc (NYSE:JCP) and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc (NYSE:MSO) stock plunged on Monday, the first day of trading after a court signed it would obstruct a agreement meant to restore sales at the storied but ailing vendor.
Macy’s, Inc (NYSE:M) took legal action to block an deal that would permits JC Penney to vend few of the popular products made by Martha Stewart Living, mentioning it had restricted rights to those goods until 2018.
The New York State Supreme Court on Friday sided with Macy’s and issued the preliminary order to obstruct the contract.
The complaint was filed after JC Penney purchased a 16.6% stake in Martha Stewart Living, mention it intended to start sales of Martha Stewart products in stores built for the corporation within JC Penney.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) rose +2.03% to settle at $54.67, Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) moved up +0.08% to end at $47.65 while Saks Inc (NYSE:SKS) decreased -1.15% to finish on Friday at $10.33.
J.C. Penney Company, Inc (NYSE:JCP) on July 16, 2012 decreased -2.20% to the closing price of $19.58. The overall volume in the last trading session was 6.22 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $19.43-$43.18. The total market capitalization remained $4.28 billion.
JCP is ahead its 52 week low with 0.77% and going forward from its 52 week high price with 54.40%. JCP last month stock price volatility remained 3.82%. In its share capital JCP has 218.59 million outstanding shares among them 183.23 million shares have been floated in market exchange. JCP stock insider ownership included 1.12%.
The stock price of JCP is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -11.79% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -24.13%. JCP current year earnings per share experienced a downfall of -144.02% while its current quarter performance remained -42.21%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.80. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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