Is This the Worst Company in Retail?

Consumer goods analyst Austin Smith talks about why he thinks J.C. Penney might be the worst retail stock. While investors had high hopes for its turnaround strategy and Apple whiz Ron Johnson stepping in, the company is now struggling to determine whether to adhere to its old discount strategy or something new. With more layoffs, a failing pricing strategy, and declining same-stores sales, the future does not look bright for J.C. Penney.

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