The Plano, Texas-based JC Penney Company, Inc (NYSE:JCP) moved down to the lowest level in over a month after reporting president Michael Francis was quitting in the wake of a marketing strategy that failed with customers.
Shares of JC Penney fell 8.5% to settle at $22.25 in New York, the major drop since May 16, after the corporation announced first-quarter results.
The retailer reported in a statement on Monday that that Francis quitted after joining the company in October. The corporation did not mention a reason for his quit.
Ron Johnson Chief Executive Officer of the JCP is attempting to restore the company’s image and revamp its pricing strategy.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) increased +5.38% to settle at $54.44, Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) moved up +1.62% to end at $44.43 while Macy’s, Inc (NYSE:M) jumped +1.53% to finish on Wednesday at $37.17.
J.C. Penney Company, Inc (NYSE:JCP) on June 19, 2012 it decreased -8.55% to the closing price of $22.25. The overall volume in the last trading session was 34.36 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $21.57 -$43.18. The total market capitalization remained $4.68 billion.
JCP is down its 52 week low with -3.29% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -48.18%. JCP last month stock price volatility remained 4.03%. 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 Trans remained -5.41% while insider ownership included 1.12%.
The stock price of JCP is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -13.17% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -20.71%. JCP current year earnings per share experienced a downfall of -144.02% while its current quarter performance remained -39.49%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.83. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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