J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)

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My Takeaways and Observations

The market pushed back presumably after it digested the inaugural speech and absorbed the marches around the world.   I don't believe the new president will be market and economy friendly.    The reflation trade is in question today.  And I remain b...

I No Longer Give Two Cents for J.C. Penney

I was wrong on J.C. Penney .   As most are aware, I prefer to cast a stone at myself and admit my mistakes than being a "carpet sweeper" who pushes his investment mistakes under the rug.   Though JCP has been my only retail long and I have been cons...

Cramer: The Sorriest Thing This Holiday Season Is the Cannibalization of Target

Cramer: The Sorriest Thing This Holiday Season Is the Cannibalization of Target

If you don't stop in, how is Target going to sell you electronics and entertainment goods of any sort?

Why I Am Now Considering Purchasing Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

In spite of the National Retail Federation raising its fourth-quarter holiday sales forecast to 4% as opposed to the original 3.6% number, nearly all retailers of consequence who have issued preliminary holiday sales results (Wal-Mart Stores  , TJX ...

Cramer's Retail Outlook: Ulta Salon, Children's Place, L Brands, Lululemon and More

Cramer's Retail Outlook: Ulta Salon, Children's Place, L Brands, Lululemon and More

Jim Cramer breaks down the best and worst of retail.

These Retailers Are Getting Killed by Online Shopping

These Retailers Are Getting Killed by Online Shopping

As seen this holiday season, despite strong efforts from traditional retailers, shoppers are increasingly headed online.

Retail's Latest Tale

In the retail space I am only long JC Penney and short Home Depot . (JCP is the subject today of a technical piece by Real Money's Bruce Kamich.)  But I see an opportunity to buy with capitulation developing sooner than later. Stay tuned.

Going Long in J.C. Penney Doesn't Make Sense

Going Long in J.C. Penney Doesn't Make Sense

The charts suggest the retailer's stock is weaker than the price action portrays.

Unpleasant Morsels

Credit Suisse lowers department store ratings, taking JC Penney from neutral to underperform with a price target of $7. Target TGT, not surprisingly, lowers guidance on weak comps.   BMO lowers Disney  .

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Today's Trading (Early Afternoon Edition)

"You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig." -- Blondie, " The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" Here's a quick review of today's market action at 2 pm: The Good Bonds and bond-equival...

Game Over for GameStop?

Game Over for GameStop?

It appears more of the retailer's young, technologically savvy customers are buying video games online.

Midday Report: Trump Tower Hurts Tiffany Sales; Financials Sell Off

Midday Report: Trump Tower Hurts Tiffany Sales; Financials Sell Off

Volatility spikes after President-elect Donald Trump takes aim at the U.S. dollar and criticizes China for what he sees as currency manipulation.

Penney to Host Hundreds of Nike Departments

J.C. Penney is trading a bit better based on (1) Trump's comments on the border tariff tax and (2) the inclusion of a Nike department in 600-plus JCP stores.  

Trifecta Stocks: Now It Gets Really Interesting

Trifecta Stocks: Now It Gets Really Interesting

Earnings season heats up next week as Donald Trump is sworn in as president.

My Takeaways and Observations

I have a series of meetings this afternoon and tomorrow morning so I want to get "Takeaways" out early today. I started with what I think is an important opening missive, "Wary in an Uncertain World" in which I covered a number of bases. I truly bel...

Why Your J.C. Penney Could Close

Why Your J.C. Penney Could Close

Although J.C Penney isn't too eager to close stores, that could change.

My Takeaways and Observations

"I don't feel Tuesday...Tuesday has no feel." -- Seinfeld  I started the day with some food for thought -- on the changing channels of retail distribution. In this opener please pay some attention to not only the ramifications for retail stocks but ...

How to Profit From Shifting Retail Distribution Channels

The disintermediation of old-line, bricks-and-mortar retailers provides longer-term opportunities for those who buy the right companies at reasonable prices. My conclusions are simple: 1) Facebook , Alphabet and Amazon win, but seem fairly priced. O...

Reviewing My Investment Troops

* Allergan (my fav large-cap long for 2017) remains the "world's fair" and market leader. Now up $25 a share above my initial purchase price. * Caterpillar (my fav large-cap short for 2017) looks like it could be rolling over. In part, competitor De...

Analysts Weigh In on JCP, KO

Baird takes its price target of JC Penney from $13 to $11. It maintains an overweight rating in light of stable EBITD guidance. I will have more on JCP and retail later in the day. Goldman lowers its Coca-Cola rating on the possible impact of a stro...

Jim Cramer on Playing Consumer Stocks

Jim Cramer on Playing Consumer Stocks

Jim Cramer says he does not like department store stocks.

December Private-Sector Job Creation Weak

December Private-Sector Job Creation Weak

The December employment report also showed that the labor participation rate has not budged.

Stocks Are Mixed Despite Solid Jobs Report; J.C. Penney Posts Declining Holiday Sales

Stocks Are Mixed Despite Solid Jobs Report; J.C. Penney Posts Declining Holiday Sales

U.S. stocks turned mixed on Friday as nonfarm payrolls rose by 156,000 in December.

J.C. Penney's Stock Slammed After Holiday Same-Store Sales Decline

J.C. Penney's Stock Slammed After Holiday Same-Store Sales Decline

J.C. Penney is the latest retailer to report disappointing sales over the holiday period, and its stock takes a tumble on the news.

Luxottica, a Bargain Retail Stock

Luxottica, a Bargain Retail Stock

Consider buying shares or selling puts of Luxottica, a low-risk, good quality play in a market offering few bargains.

Reviewing My Investment Troops

Allergan (updated earlier ) up by another six beaners (that's up $6 to those that understand my slang) to over $221.80. This favorite large-cap stock for 2017 was put on my Best Ideas List (only recently) in late December at $194. Some normal profit...

Midday Report: Macy's, Kohl's Tumble; Retail Selloff Weighs on Wall Street

Midday Report: Macy's, Kohl's Tumble; Retail Selloff Weighs on Wall Street

U.S. stocks sink into the red on Thursday as disappointing holiday sales tank retail names.

J.C. Penney's Pace of Decline Has Not Slowed

J.C. Penney's Pace of Decline Has Not Slowed

It looks like it has further downside risk as the bears get the upper hand.

Fashioning an Investment Strategy From Retail's Wreckage

Fashioning an Investment Strategy From Retail's Wreckage

The question among many retail names after disappointments from Macy's and Kohl's is how low will they go.

Another Body Blow to Sears

Sears Holdings has announced its intention to close an additional 150 stores.  As I mentioned in my opener, I expect JC Penney to be a beneficiary of this move.