Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
J.C. Penney said fixing its performance could take more time than expected, and it suggested that any change in strategy could be expensive.
Stocks closed in the red Monday, with the S&P 500 moving further away from its all-time high, amid worries over the bailout news in Cyprus and over fears the euro zone's bigger troubled economies such as Spain and Italy may follow suit.
JC Penney is having a monster day after Oppenheimer said the retailer's big bet on "Joe Fresh" stores appear to be paying off, with Stacey Widlitz, S.W. Retail Advisors, weighs in.
J.C. Penney shares surged Monday after a research note flagged promising early customer response to the department store chain's weekend launch of Joe Fresh shops within its stores.
Take a look at some of Monday's midday movers:
The retailer's stock is popping after launching its Joe Fresh brand this past weekend. Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group CEO, weighs in on the early read on JC Penney's turnaround plan.
JC Penney's latest retail campaign isn't a long-term strategy, Jonathan Salem Baskin says.
J.C. Penney on Friday opened 681 Joe Fresh stores-within-a-store in hopes of reinvigorating its revenues and retail image by attracting new customers without alienating its long-time loyal shoppers.
Jonathan Salem Baskin, author of "Branding Only Works on Cattle," explains whether JC Penney's Joe Fresh line can save the retailer. "The problem is that Joe Fresh isn't the next iPhone," he says.
Liz Dunn, Macquarie Capital analyst, weighs in on JC Penney's transformation plan and explains why she has a "neutral' rating on the stock and lowered her price target to $15 per share.
Stocks rally, but divergences emerge: Global correlations are breaking down a bit — instead of risk on, risk off, it's more selective.
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J.C. Penney CFO ken Hannah insisted on Wednesday that neither he nor CEO Ron Johnson has any plans to resign despite growing pressure on the company over its troubled turnaround record.
Looking to play the consumer comeback? Look at higher-end retail stocks says JPMorgan's retail analyst.
Despite economic headwinds and uncertainty in Washington, US consumers are rocketing ahead, leading analysts to revisit their GDP forecasts for the first quarter.
What small and mid-size companies can learn from Ron Johnson's fumbled leadership at JC Penney.
JC Penney needs to replace CEO Ron Johnson, retail veteran Mark Cohen says.
JC Penney under CEO Ron Johnson "could fail very, very quickly" if it doesn't take action, says Mark Cohen, retail veteran and Columbia University professor of marketing.
James Stewart, The New York Times columnist, explains why the legal fight to sell Martha Stewart brands isnot such a "good thing" for JC Penney's Ron Johnson.