Why J.C. Penney Needs to Think Small

The following video is from Friday's Motley Fool Money roundtable discussion, in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Jason Moser, Ron Gross, and Charly Travers discuss the week's biggest investing news.

Share of J.C. Penney were down more than 20% this week after weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter results, and a 32% decline in same-store sales. Does J.C. Penney need to shed some stores? In this installment of Motley Fool Money, our analysts discuss the future of the embattled retailer.


J.C. Penney has been a train wreck whose comeback always seems just around the next earnings corner, but investors are beginning to doubt if CEO Ron Johnson can weave the same magic that he did at Apple. If you're wondering whether J.C. Penney is a buy today, you're invited to claim a copy of The Motley Fool's must-read report on the company. Learn everything you need to know about JCP's turnaround -- or lack thereof -- and, as a bonus, you'll receive a full year of expert guidance and updates as key news develops. Simply click here now for instant access.

The relevant video segment can be found between 10:34 and 13:02.

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