JCP : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. The Customer Counts

    February 18, 2010
    Discover how the best customer service is reflected in stock returns of the top companies versus the S&amp;P 500 benchmark.
  2. Is Kohl’s A Buy?

    January 29, 2010
    Kohl's recent run up and strong fundamentals make it attractive to all types of investors.
  3. Does Tiffany Really Sparkle?

    January 15, 2010
    Although higher-end retailers may see some volatile results in the near term, Tiffany has been getting the job done, and ...
  4. A Look Back At The Department Stores

    December 24, 2009
    Improved performances in this sector in 2009 signal positive things to come in the new year.
  5. JCPenney And Competitors Still Sluggish

    November 18, 2009
    JCPenney had another rough quarter, but sees a cautiously improved outlook for the rest of this year.
  6. Profit Using High And Low Turnover Funds

    September 24, 2009
    We look at the top five holdings for two of the best large growth funds over the last five years.
  7. Kohl's Strong Among Weak Retailers

    September 24, 2009
    Despite ongoing weak sales for most retailers, Kohl's has shown strength in sales and is set up to do well as the recession ...
  8. Coach Q4 Earnings

    July 31, 2009
    Coach's Q4 earnings are not enough to make now a good time to enter. But long-term, Coach is looking stylish.
  9. Department Store Winners and Losers

    May 13, 2009
    Stabilizing sales and increases in EPS guidance could mean it's time to buy department store stocks.
  10. Book Value Bargains Or Just Plain Busted?

    March 18, 2009
    Companies trading under book value may be worth a look - assuming they aren't down for good reason.
  11. Companies With Inside Ownership Over 10%

    March 17, 2009
    Learn about companies with insiders who collectively own 10% or more of the stock.
  12. Gymboree Masters Jungle Gym Of Dour Economy

    February 13, 2009
    A low P/E ratio doesn't guarantee the investment worthiness of a company, but Gymboree is a shining star of the metric.
  13. Book Value Bonanzas?

    January 21, 2009
    Buying a stock under book value is no guarantee of success. However, it may in some cases limit downside potential.
  14. Gymboree Deserves A Spot On The Radar Screen

    January 8, 2009
    An update on the children's retailer and why investors should keep a close eye on it.
  15. Capital One: Debt's In Your Wallet?

    October 8, 2008
    Capital One offers attractive valuations, but charge-offs and delinquencies are on the rise.
  16. Four Stocks That Are Actually Going Up

    July 11, 2008
    When all other methods fail, maybe the best solution is just looking for stocks that are rising. We examine a quartette of ...
  17. Are Same Store Sales Overrated?

    June 11, 2008
    Fewer retailers are reporting monthly same store sales, arguing they put too much emphasis on the short term. Perhaps they're ...
  18. Sears Shows Its Softer Side In Q1

    June 3, 2008
    Revenue and sales both dropped during the latest quarter, and a withering cash position is leaving investors with little ...
  19. The Gap Closing On The Competition

    March 3, 2008
    The Gap is no longer the ugly duckling of retail fashion. Its comps finally compare and margins have improved.
  20. Nordstrom: Recession Proof But Not Weather Proof (JWN)

    October 22, 2007
    The retailer's upscale shoppers can ignore a market downturn, but warm fall weather has kept them from buying the latest ...
  21. Build-A-Bear Mauled (BBW)

    June 22, 2007
    The plush-toy seller offered weak earnings guidance for the remainder of 2007, and things could be getting worse.
  22. Don't Jump Into JC Penney... Yet (JCP)

    May 23, 2007
    JC Penney recently reported solid Q1 results, but tough times ahead could hurt the stock.
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