The sign outside the J.C. Penney store is seen in Westminster, Colorado February 20, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
J.C. Penney same-store sales plummet 26.1 percent
Posted : Friday, 09 November 2012 07:09AM
(Reuters) - J.C. Penney Co Inc <JCP.N> reported a 26.1 percent decline in third-quarter sales at stores open at least a year, a steeper drop than the 17.9 percent that Wall Street analysts were expecting.
Penney said on Friday that its net loss had narrowed to $123 million, or 56 cents per share, in the third quarter ended October 27 from $143 million, or 67 cents per share, a year earlier.
Overall sales fell 26.6 percent to $2.93 billion. (Reporting by Phil Wahba in New York; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)
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