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Stocks J C Penney Company Inc

  • Stocks ended narrowly mixed in another lackluster session Friday as investors hesitated to remain long ahead of the weekend, but the major indexes still posted gains for the week with the S&P logging its best finish since June 2008.

  • It will take at least a year before J.C. Penney reports earnings improvement resulting from its new “store within a store” strategy, Piper Jaffrey retail analyst Jeff Klinefelter told CNBC.

  • JC Penney reported a quarterly loss, but one analyst on Friday saw more upside in the retailer’s stock price.

  • JCP Up 40% in Three Months

    JC Penney reported a Q4 loss, but its shares are up 40% in the past three months, with Liz Dunn, analyst at Macquarie.

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  • U.S. stock index futures edged higher Friday, looking to extend the previous session's gains, as investors waited for a handful of economic reports later this morning.

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    Retailers reported mixed sales results in January, offering a signal that American consumers remain cautious amid a weak economic recovery.

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  • Stocks finished mixed Friday, as investors digested a handful of tepid earnings and economic reports in addition to ongoing jitters in the euro zone. The S&P and Nasdaq posted their fourth weekly gains, while the Dow finished in negative territory for the week.

  • Kevin Willis

    Former NBA player Kevin Willis is expanding his Willis & Walker clothing line — a line he started 24 years ago when he was playing forward for the Atlanta Hawks — from bespoke suits to the mass big and tall market.

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  • JC Penney

    Before the start of JC Penney’s analyst day, William Ackman, largest holder of of JCP shares and Board Member, told CNBC it would be the most important day for retail in 25 years. Now that is a lot of pressure. Today is day two.

  • JC Penney Shares 2012 Guidance

    CNBC's Gary Kaminsky and Herb Greenberg discuss JC Penney chief operating officer's 2012 earnings per share guidance of $1.59 versus $1.25.

  • JC Penney

    J.C. Penney's new pricing strategy is "the first key step in the transformation" of the retailer, CEO Ron Johnson told CNBC Wednesday.