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Friday, April 26, 2013

Stocks with Strong Financial Metrics (NYSE: JCP)

Shares of JCP traded higher by 6.76% or $1.03/share to $16.27. NYSE is trading at a price to book ratio of 1.05. This indicates that the shares are relatively cheap compared to book value which means the market is pricing in going concern value. The PEG is 0.23 suggesting that the shares are trading at an excellent value relative to firm's growth rate. The price to sales ratio came in at 0.26. Hence, the firm is extremely cheap relative to its top line sales figures. On average, 17630900 shares of JCP exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 7279542. These factors combined may make this company a potential takeover candidate. Lookout for any takeover chatter or takeover news regarding this stock as one of the bigger players may have an eye on this one.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (jcpenney), is a holding company.