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Retail Analyst Sozzi Calls J.C. Penney 'Value Trap'

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Benzinga Pro Audio this morning talked J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) with NBG's retail wiz Brian Sozzi. J.C. Penney earlier reported a very large Q3 loss and missed on the top line -- and investors are not taking it well. The stock is currently down about 6%.

Sozzi's tone on J.C. Penney was very bearish. When asked if J.C. Penney is turning into a value play, Sozzi retorted with, "It's becoming a value trap..." He is also growing concerned with investors continuing to trust former Apple retail head Ron Johnson.

Shares of J.C. Penney had been down around 6% ahead of the Benzinga Pro Audio interview but quickly fell another 4% following Sozzi's negative comments.

Latest Ratings for JCP

DateFirmActionFromTo
Jul 2015Buckingham ResearchUpgradesNeutralBuy
May 2015BMO CapitalUpgradesMarket Perform
Mar 2015Piper JaffrayMaintainsOverweight

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