JCP : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Why J.C. Penney Just Sold Its Headquarters

    January 4, 2017
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has done a good job of turning its business around and getting itself off the list of companies ...
  2. Why J.C. Penney Is Linking Up With Trane

    December 23, 2016
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) is making what it hopes will be a cool (or hot) addition to its recently revived household appliance ...
  3. This Surprising Demographic Is Saving J.C. Penney

    December 5, 2016
    For the past year or so, J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has been a quiet success story. After the failed transformation implemented ...
  4. Sears, J.C. Penney Heading in Different Directions

    November 14, 2016
    Mid-market department store chains Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD) and J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) have long been linked in the minds of ...
  5. J.C. Penney Missed in Q3; Here's Why Shares Rose

    November 11, 2016
    Shares of struggling department store chain J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) rose in the wake of the company's freshly delivered ...
  6. JP Penney Likely to Head Higher After Earnings

    November 9, 2016
    JC Penney is mired in a multiyear downtrend but oversold weekly technicals predict a buy the news reaction to this week's ...
  7. Why Sinking Shipper Hanjin May Pull Down JC Penney

    October 11, 2016
    Although many companies have a lot at stake in the bankruptcy of Korean shipping giant Hanjin, J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) could ...
  8. J.C. Penney to Add 40,000 Holiday Season Workers

    September 20, 2016
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has been an improbably success story. The retailer, which once appeared on numerous not-likely-to-survive ...
  9. Pushing Its Brand History, Sears Brings Back Paint

    September 2, 2016
    One of the smartest things Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD) has been doing in its attempts to stave off its demise is focusing on its ...
  10. Kohl's Copies J.C. Penney's Beauty Care Strategy

    August 29, 2016
    Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) looks like it's tearing another page out of J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) turnaround playbook. The mid-tier ...
  11. Are Sears and Macy's Losses J.C. Penney's Gains?

    August 29, 2016
    There was a time not that long ago when if you had to bet which chain would fall first -- J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP), Sears ...
  12. Top 5 Clothing Stocks of 2016 (PLCE, LULU)

    August 25, 2016
    Discover the top five clothing stocks of 2016, and learn how they can help your portfolio gain from the athleisure, off-retail ...
  13. How the J. C. Penney Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards

    August 23, 2016
    The JCPenney credit card has some nice perks, especially for frequent buyers, but it carries a relatively high interest rate. ...
  14. Who Is Steering J.C. Penney's Management Team?

    August 22, 2016
    Chief executive officer Marvin Ellison and other top management personnel are navigating J.C. Penney through the changing ...
  15. 3 Pullback Plays For A Quiet Summer Market (JCP, ADXS)

    August 18, 2016
    These pullback plays rely on detailed technical data, rather than feelings or a desire for exposure, for entry signals, regardless ...
  16. Will J.C. Penney Be a Turnaround Story? (JCP)

    August 18, 2016
    JCP has appreciated over the past year but the short interest on the stock is an elevated 30.95%. What does this mean for ...
  17. 2 Reasons to Think Traditional Retail's Recovering

    August 16, 2016
    The traditional retail sector, it seems, might not be in as dire shape as some observers have thought. JC Penney (NYSE: ...
  18. Sears House Brands Are Tackling the Smart Home

    June 24, 2016
    Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD) has been exploring ways to further exploit its house brands as it struggles to find a path forward. ...
  19. Tailored Brands Hanging Tough With Jos. A. Bank

    June 10, 2016
    Things are really looking up at men's clothing retailer Jos. A. Bank. The Tailored Brands (NYSE: TLRD) division reported ...
  20. J.C. Penney Faces Higher Amazon Risk, Says Goldman (JCP)

    June 10, 2016
    There are few places where retail doesn't suffer from the rise of Amazon. And unfortunately for J.C. Penney, it has found ...
  21. Brace for a Retail Stock Flop (TGT, M)

    May 27, 2016
    Leading U.S. retailers are reporting large unsold inventories. These are early signs that the retail sector's woes are far ...
  22. Retailers: The Best and Worst Bets Right Now (JCP)

    May 27, 2016
    Here's a look at two retailers that could be in big trouble and two retailers that could continue to prove doubters wrong. ...
  23. Sears Eyes New Ways to Profit from Appliance Lines

    May 26, 2016
    After reporting another quarter of declining sales in its core retail business, Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) has decided ...
  24. Not Even Chewbacca Can Pilot Kohl's Back to Growth

    May 24, 2016
    Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) is getting some social media mileage out of the viral video of a woman in a Chewbacca mask, but it won't ...
  25. The Top 4 J.C. Penney Shareholders (JCP)

    May 21, 2016
    Discover J.C. Penney 's top four direct shareholders. Learn about how many shares they hold and obtain a brief description ...
  26. Gap Shuts 75 Overseas Stores as Troubles Continue

    May 20, 2016
    In the scheme of its total global footprint, the announcement by Gap Stores (NYSE: GPS) that it was shutting down 75 Old ...
  27. Ron Johnson: My J.C. Penney Plan Could Have Worked

    May 19, 2016
    Ron Johnson will go down in business history as one of the legendary bad hires when it comes to a company making a top executive ...
  28. Why J.C. Penney Stock Declined 8% Last Week (JCP)

    May 17, 2016
    The department store retailer reported that first quarter fiscal 2016 earnings results missed Wall Street's revenue estimates. ...
  29. Sears Going Small With New Appliance-Only Concept

    May 16, 2016
    Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD) wants to protect its market share in appliance sales now that J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has reentered ...
  30. Are Mall Retailer Stocks Winning or Losing?

    May 16, 2016
    Mall stocks are hurting. But not all malls are dying. Here's what the mall of the future will look like and which retail ...
  31. J.C. Penney Takes on Appliances (JCP)

    May 11, 2016
    J.C. Penney has returned to selling appliances after a successful pilot project in select markets.
  32. What Weak Sales at JCP, WFM Says About Economy

    May 9, 2016
    Weak sales at J.C. Penney and Whole Foods could be warning signs about the economy.
  33. Can Shopping Malls Survive This Trend?

    May 5, 2016
    Are we coming to the end of an era for the shopping mall as we know it? If department store chains were to act on the conclusions ...
  34. J.C Penney's 7 Most Profitable Lines of Business (JCP)

    April 24, 2016
    Explore the profitability mix across J.C. Penney’s seven largest divisions and how they are responsible for the company’s ...
  35. Sears Closing 78 Stores, Mostly K-Marts, This July

    April 22, 2016
    The sad, slow dismantling of two classic American brands continues as Sears Holdings (NYSE: SHLD) has announced plans to ...
  36. J.C. Penney Sees Outsized Opportunity for Growth

    April 14, 2016
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) is the latest retailer to see the potential inherent in making clothes available for women outside ...
  37. Victoria's Secret Moving Away From Famous Catalog

    April 8, 2016
    Say it isn't so! Amid a restructuring of its business, L Brands (NYSE: LB) announced that its Victoria's Secret division ...
  38. J.C. Penney Declines 5.7% Amid Profit Taking (JCP)

    March 28, 2016
    J. C. Penney's fundamentals have improve, but the huge rise in the stock may not be sustainable, given that they weren't ...
  39. J.C. Penney Stock Adds to Monthly Gains (JCP)

    March 21, 2016
    With profit margins trending higher, investors are betting J. C. Penney will win back more customers and deliver even more ...
  40. J.C. Penney Needs a Customer Experience Turnaround

    March 17, 2016
    When you're barely performing better than Wal-Mart in customer service, all the financial wizardry that brought you back ...
  41. Is JCPenney Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (JCP)

    March 14, 2016
    Examine the financial indicators that paint a bleak picture of JCPenney's future, and learn why its shares are not suitable ...
  42. Why JCPenney's Most Important Asset Is Its Management Team (JCP, ...

    March 8, 2016
    Find out why JCPenney's management team is the company's most valuable asset and how it has brought the company back from ...
  43. Bill Ackman's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes ...

    March 7, 2016
    Read about William Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management's confident and brash portfolio manager and famous activist ...
  44. Analyzing J.C Penney's Return on Equity (ROE) (JCP, M)

    February 29, 2016
    Understand how sagging net income and razor-thin margins have been a drag on J.C. Penney's return on equity (ROE) in the ...
  45. J.C. Penney: An Activist Investment Analysis (JCP)

    February 22, 2016
    Learn about Pershing Square's activist investment with J.C. Penney. Discover what strategies Bill Ackman tried to implement ...
  46. JCPenney's Path To Profitability (JCP)

    February 9, 2016
    Learn about what J.C. Penney's management team has been doing to profitably grow its business as the company recovers from ...
  47. 4 High-Growth Stocks to Buy in 2016 (SGEN,GPRO)

    January 26, 2016
    As many investors begin reviewing and rebalancing their portfolios in the new year, learn about these stocks that could deliver ...
  48. Are Brick and Mortar Retailers Headed Into Bear Markets?

    January 22, 2016
    The online sales revolution has altered the playing field for brick and mortar retailers, placing them at a disadvantage ...
  49. Why J.C. Penney Looks Like a Promising Investment (JCP)

    January 21, 2016
    See how JCPenney is making a turnaround and growing sales, while other retailers are seeing sales decline and economic growth ...
  50. A Mixed Bag for Retailers This Holiday Season

    January 7, 2016
    Which retailers won or lost this holiday season?
  51. J.C. Penney's 3 Key Financial Ratios (JCP)

    December 22, 2015
    Understand why chasing sales without ensuring profitability may be the wrong approach for JCPenney and the negative effects ...
  52. Bed Bath & Beyond Sued for Bamboozling Consumers (AMZN, BBBY)

    December 11, 2015
    A rose by any other name may smell just as sweet, but if you're selling fabric made of rayon, you'd best not call it bamboo ...
  53. Will J.C. Penney Come Back in 2016? (JCP)

    November 30, 2015
    J.C. Penney is without a doubt turning itself around, but that doesn't guarantee the stock will respond immediately.
  54. Why Ascena Retail Shuns Comparisons to J.C. Penney (ASNA, JCP)

    October 30, 2015
    Whatever you do, do not compare tween retailer, Justice, to J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP). They take it as an insult. During Ascena ...
  55. Axe Falling at J.C. Penney Is Only the Beginning (JCP, KSS)

    October 26, 2015
    The announcement from J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) that it would be laying off 300 of the 3,400 people at its corporate headquarters ...
  56. Pension Plan Sale Improves J.C. Penney Finances (JCP, PRU)

    October 6, 2015
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) dramatically improved its financial position last week after buying annuities for some 43,000 retirees ...
  57. Why Traditional Retailers Keep Struggling

    September 16, 2015
    Here are some core reasons that the traditional retail industry is struggling today
  58. J.C. Penney Hopes to Tackle Menswear Growth (JCP, KSS)

    September 8, 2015
    As one of the most popular players on the New York Giants football team, Michael Strahan has developed into an even bigger ...
  59. 4 Stocks Still Flashing Buy Signals (INCY, PE)

    August 31, 2015
    In the midst of volatility and a big market sell-off last week, these stocks are flashing buy signals.
  60. JC Penney Recovers from Marketing Missteps (JCP, M)

    August 18, 2015
    An analysis of how JC Penney's misguided marketing strategies caused its stock to fall from $80 to $8 per share.
  61. J.C. Penney Trounces Wall Street ... Again (JCP, KSS)

    August 17, 2015
    Bucking the trend of recent retailer reports, J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) reported second quarter earnings that trounced analyst ...
  62. Kohl's Becomes Second Retailer to Miss Big (KSS, JCP)

    August 14, 2015
    It is beginning to shape up as a bad time for retail after Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) reported earnings that fell short of analyst ...
  63. What Does Macy's Miss Mean for the Rest of Retail? (JCP, KSS)

    August 12, 2015
    Macy's (NYSE: M) swung and missed its second quarter sales and earnings this morning, causing its stock to slump 5% for ...
  64. J.C. Penney Finally Earning Wall Street's Respect (JCP, HD)

    August 10, 2015
    It took awhile, but Wall Street is finally coming around to the notion that J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) just might make good ...
  65. J.C. Penney Poaching From Home Depot and Target (HD, JCP)

    August 7, 2015
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) announced two new hires this week, going back to the well of talent it dipped into previously to ...
  66. 3 Entrepreneurs Who Became Successful After 40 (WMT, YUM)

    August 6, 2015
    Read about four influential entrepreneurs who didn't achieve fame and success until after their 40th birthdays, including ...
  67. J.C. Penney: Identity Crisis or Buy Opportunity?

    August 5, 2015
    With so many recent leadership changes, J.C. Penney might be suffering from an identity crisis. Here's why and what you need ...
  68. Credit Card Review: Blue Cash Everyday Amex (AXP, KSS)

    July 31, 2015
    Read about the Blue Cash Everyday Amex card, and learn how it saves cardholders money on groceries, gas and other household ...
  69. Beauty Care Becoming Key to Retail Growth (AVP, WBA)

    July 13, 2015
    Retailers are realizing how essential beauty care products are to their long-term health. Pharmacy chain Walgreens Boots ...
  70. Watch These Stocks For Breakouts Right Now (JCP, CUBE)

    July 6, 2015
    Breakouts are imminent in these four stocks, leading to potential buying, selling or short selling opportunities.
  71. Why Marvin Ellison Is an Ideal CEO for J.C. Penney (JCP, GE)

    July 1, 2015
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has made its fair share of mistakes over the past five years -- particularly during former-CEO Ron ...
  72. 3 Lessons J.C. Penney Has Learned (JCP, AAPL)

    June 29, 2015
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has a tough row to hoe when it comes to revitalizing its brand. In the process of doing so, its ...
  73. Winning Retailers Amid Sales Slump

    June 29, 2015
    Declining department store retail sales and the exceptions to the rule after the end of the Great Recession.
  74. J.C. Penney's 3-Part Turnaround Strategy (JCP)

    June 19, 2015
    Following J.C. Penney's (NYSE: JCP) brush with death during the past decade, the 113-year-old company's future boils down ...
  75. 4 New Insights From Top J.C. Penney Executives (JCP)

    June 17, 2015
    Every so often, a company's executives give presentations to analysts and institutional investors. These can offer critical ...
  76. 1 Lesson J.C. Penney Teaches About Investing (JCP)

    June 11, 2015
    If there's one positive thing investors can take from J.C. Penney's (NYSE: JCP) performance over the past few years, it's ...
  77. An Unfortunate Fact About J.C. Penney's Stock (JCP, AAPL)

    June 5, 2015
    It's safe to say that J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has, at the very least, a perception problem. According to the latest data ...
  78. 5 Things J.C. Penney Wants You to Know (JCP)

    May 20, 2015
    It's been a challenging few years for J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP). But while many analysts and commentators have previously ...
  79. J.C. Penney Reports Higher Sales and Narrower Loss (JCP)

    May 15, 2015
    While it's too early to proclaim J.C. Penney's (NYSE: JCP) turnaround efforts a resounding success, it isn't too early to ...
  80. Earnings Preview: J.C. Penney (JCP)

    May 12, 2015
    Shares of J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) headed higher in recent days in anticipation of the company's first-quarter earnings release. ...
  81. How Close Is J.C. Penney to Bankruptcy? (JCP, KSS)

    April 30, 2015
    Struggling retailer J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has reported a net loss in each of the past four years. The company's balance ...
  82. Will J.C. Penney Ever Make Money Again? (JCP, M)

    April 15, 2015
    The recovery in the U.S. economy has helped hundreds of companies come back from the hits they took during the recession ...
  83. The Sad Tale of J.C. Penney and the Magic Watch (JCP)

    April 9, 2015
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) is about to get a big boost in traffic and sales, if we accept one Wall Street theory. Piper Jaffray ...
  84. This Is J.C. Penney's Biggest Problem (JCP)

    April 2, 2015
    In late 2007, shares of department store J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) reached $80. Today, after a failed makeover by former CEO ...
  85. Book Reliable Profits With Pullback Strategies

    February 4, 2015
    Pullbacks generate all sorts of trading opportunities after an active trend thrusts higher or lower.
  86. How To Profit From The Rise in Proxy Fights

    September 9, 2014
    A proxy vote is a vote cast by an entity or person on behalf of another. This sets the stage for a proxy fight between the ...
  87. Sears' Losses Widen In Q1 - Time To Merge With JC Penney?

    May 27, 2013
    Sears Holdings delivered another brutal quarter May 23. CEO and majority owner Edward Lampert has his hands full trying to ...
  88. Wal-Mart Uses Rigorous Cost Control To Offset Weaker Sales

    May 17, 2013
    Sluggish sales growth at Wal-Mart isn't a big surprise, but it could keep a lid on the stock.
  89. The Most Volatile Stocks With Volume For Short-Term Traders

    February 6, 2013
    Looking for big daily moves with volume that makes it easy to get in and out. Here are four of the most consistently volatile ...
  90. Herbalife Is Merely A Pawn In This Hedge Fund Battle Royal

    January 18, 2013
    Managers of some of the largest hedge funds are taking sides in the battle over Herbalife, arguing whether or not it's a ...
  91. Bill Ackman's New Target? Herbalife

    January 3, 2013
    Herbalife vows to answer to Bill Ackman's charges, but if we are to pick a winner of round one of this fight, it's Ackman.
  92. Ackman's Target Canadian Pacific Gets Moving

    January 30, 2012
    Canadian Pacific is the latest activist target of Pershing Square's Bill Ackman.
  93. Sears Still Doesn't Get It Right

    May 25, 2011
    Sears shows no signs of emerging from its self-made morass.
  94. Ross Stores Pack Away Profits

    March 23, 2011
    Ross Stores continued its strong performance with an impressive fourth quarter and full year of sales and earnings. Can the ...