J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
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Third Point’s Dan Loeb is known largely for his shareholder activism. On Tuesday, his fund began a campaign to get Japanese giant Sony (NYSE: SNE) to consider making some changes to its business.
As investors mull the prospect of following Loeb into the trade, it’s worth asking: do investors benefit from shareholder activism? In general, the answer is yes, though there have been some notable exceptions.
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Moribund retailer J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) isn’t dead yet. In fact, a hedge fund legend, George Soros, thinks the decaying department store chain has a future.
JC Penney’s stock price shot up by around a dollar a share when Soros disclosed the fact that he has purchased a 7.9% stake in the retail basket case. So what’s old George doing here? JC Penney has had more »
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Once again, the retail giant Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) was listed as the top company in America on Forbes' recent list of the top 500 companies (by annual revenues). With revenues for the TTM topping $469 billion, the company might have experienced more bad news than good after its first quarter earnings - however, they weren't alone.
Wal-Mart, however, fell 1.7% on Thursday due to disappointing revenues and profits more »
JC Penney (NYSE: JCP) reported a extremely tough quarter with the performance metrics pointing to a rather abrupt decline in sales, and earnings. The financial press has been talking about the continuous decline of JC Penney and whether the business can remain solvent. I have to air on the side of caution with this company. After all, anything can happen in retail.
The earnings run down plus some corporate history more »
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The consumer retail business is surely a crowded marketplace, but many companies seem to have found their spots that hopefully can best attract customers for them. J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has long been a family-oriented department store, selling decent-quality merchandises at affordable prices. It's certainly not Macy's (NYSE: M), which is less price conscious and more quality focused. It's not even Target (NYSE: TGT), a company more »
I honestly don’t know what to think about Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: SHLD), or why people would still invest in it. I was well aware of the fact that Sears has lost a significant amount of money over the last couple of years, but sometimes companies losing money can create opportunities in some stocks that are projected to rebound. This is why I’ve been buying up shares of more »
With TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX) braking out to new all-time highs, it's understandable if investors are hesitant to buy shares at these prices. Luckily for us, there're plenty of reasons to consider picking up TJX.
Great growth story
TJX sits in a retail sweet spot by offering sought-after clothing and home furnishing brands at discount prices. And while the company has delivered 18% compounded earnings growth over the more »
J.C. Penney's collapse has been widely publicized over the past few weeks. Ron Johnson, the recently released CEO, attempted to reinvent the company by eliminating sales and doing away with coupons. Unfortunately, his plan failed miserably and alienated many long-time customers. Johnson was fired and the Board brought back Johnson's predecessor, Mike Ullman.
If you have been watching television recently, you may have seen J.C. Penney more »
J.C. Penney has been widely discussed recently for the ousting of CEO Ron Johnson. Johnson tried to reinvent the historical retailer and did away with two of it's best known strategies, sales prices and coupons. Mr. Johnson wanted to create a store with everyday. Unfortunately for Mr. Johnson, customers did not share his vision, and JCP suffered greatly.
Two retailers that have embraced these strategies have been enjoying more »
One of the largest department store chains in the United States, Kohl’s Corp (NYSE: KSS) has over 1,100 locations. However, even with the tremendous rally in stocks this year, Kohl’s is still about 15% below its 52-week high, and even further below the $80-level where it was trading before the financial crisis. With a dividend yield of almost 3%, very solid and consistent revenue growth, and cheap more »
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Retail stocks benefited from a better than expected sales number on May 13. U.S food and retail sales rose 0.1% in April compared to March, while retail sales were 3.7% above April 2012 figures. This is obviously positive news for the entire sector, especially for J.C Penney’s (NYSE: JCP) stock which currently has a 49% short float.
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J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) recently reported 1Q13 earnings and provided an update on their business. J.C. Penney is restructuring, looking for its second new strategy in just two years, and is attempting to bring customers back into its stores. The new CEO, Mike Ullman, is working to recruit a new management team to execute a turnaround plan. The stock is down about 55% over the past year as more »
In the department store and apparel sector, a few companies lead the bunch. These are usually retailers that target upscale clienteles. J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP), Macy’s (NYSE: M) and Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) fall into this category. Therefore, I will analyze these stocks in order to elucidate if they provide attractive investment prospects:
A valuable stock in the short term?
A few weeks ago, I wouldn't have hesitated more »
Embattled retailer J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has received a fair amount of media coverage for its recent TV ad. In the spot, the company apologizes for the radical changes over the last year, and asks its (now former) customers to come back to the store.
The ad closes with a shot of the company’s logo along with the statement that the company is “listening” on Facebook.
Heading over more »
A company publicly admitting a mistake is a rare thing. But two companies, J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), have recently done just that. J.C. Penney, after a failed turnaround attempt and a fired CEO, released a TV spot basically begging customers to come back to the store. And Microsoft, after a slower than expected launch of Windows 8 and complaints about a steep learning curve more »
J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) is making news again. And this time, it is with its recently launched apology ad where it is claiming to listen to people and asking them to come back. It has also started a huge social media campaign over Facebook and Twitter, where it is trying to connect with anyone who is willing to spare a moment.
With so much of telling and listening happening more »
Many think the retailers' business model is dead. I do not think so, but I do believe that there will be fewer retailers 20 years from now than there are today. People are changing their shopping habits and buying more products online. However, there is still some value left in the "physical-shopping" model. I want to analyze three companies and decide if any of them are worthy of your portfolio more »
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