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J.C. Penney Again at Risk Of NYSE Delisting

For the second time in six months, department store chain J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) was warned by the NYSE it was at risk of being delisted from the exchange because its stock price traded below $1 per share for 30 days or more.

The retailer said in an SEC filing that it was pursuing "measures to cure the share price non-compliance," including effecting a reverse stock split.

A reverse split merges the total shares outstanding into a smaller number, effectively raising the price of each remaining share. It doesn't change the value your stock holding, only what each individual share is worth and the number you own.

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Going to the well once more

Last August J.C. Penney had similarly been notified it was at risk of being delisted and had also considered effecting a reverse split. The shares got a boost soon after, though, after chairman Ronald Tysoe bought 1 million shares to express confidence in the company, and then the market positively reacted to its plan to launch a private label outdoor apparel line for men, a new type of store, and a narrower quarterly loss at the time.

That helped elevate its stock above the $1 threshold for several months, but dramatically downbeat Christmas holiday sales sunk J.C. Penney's shares again.

The department store chain has six months to cure the non-compliance either through organic means, such as an improving sales picture, which increases investor confidence in its survival, or through artificial means like a reverse split.

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