1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: J.C. Penney?
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, department store operator J.C. Penney (NYS: JCP) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at J.C. Penney's business, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
J.C. Penney facts
Plano, Texas (1902)
CEO Ronald Johnson (since November 2011)
CFO Kenneth Hannah (since May 2012)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$888.0 million / $3.2 billion
Kohl's (NYS: KSS)
Macy's (NYS: M)
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 34% of the 936 members who have rated J.C. Penney believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just can't seem to do anything right. They can't do "click and order" [online] or "Brick and mortar" [walk-in stores] well enough to distinguish themselves from other mid level competitors. Worse, stores are getting sloppy. Back-to-school went poorly; Christmas will be worse. Who needs 'em anymore?
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