The Bon-Ton Stores (OTCMKTS:BONT) was upgraded by ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

Shares of The Bon-Ton Stores (OTCMKTS:BONT) traded up $0.03 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $0.42. 140,599 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 710,096. The company has a quick ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 2.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -8.83. The Bon-Ton Stores has a fifty-two week low of $0.31 and a fifty-two week high of $1.90.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in The Bon-Ton Stores stock. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (OTCMKTS:BONT) by 7.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 119,891 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,705 shares during the quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. owned approximately 0.55% of The Bon-Ton Stores worth $101,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. 16.22% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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The Bon-Ton Stores Company Profile

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc is a department store operator. The Company operates through two segments: stores and eCommerce (its Internet Websites). The Company offers a range of brand-name fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children. It operates approximately 270 stores in over 26 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates, encompassing a total of approximately 25 million square feet.

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