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JC Penney Reiterates Sales Trends Improving

Department store chain, J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) reconfirmed for the third time in just over four weeks that sales-trends were showing an improvement. J C Penney also backed its guidance for a positive same-store-sales percentage growth for the fiscal third quarter. Shares gained sharply following the announcement. Last month, JCP came under tremendous pressure after the company said that it will make a secondary offering to raise funds for general corporate purposes. Speaking to investors on Monday morning, J C Penney’s Chief Executive, Myron Ullman, “I told lenders it would be one thing if we had two things wrong and they couldn’t be fixed. We have 30 things wrong and they can all be fixed.”

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