J.C. Penney has few friends on Wall Street, but Thursday, the troubled retailer gained one more.
BTIG analyst William Frohnhoefer issued a "buy" rating, making him one of the few analysts to recommend purchasing J.C. Penney's stock.
Frohnhoefer also set a price target of $22 per share. That's more than 40% higher from where J.C. Penney's (JCP) stock is currently trading. Early Thursday, shares slid 1% to $15.53.
The call is a rare MOREBen Rooney - Mar 14, 2013 11:44 AM ET
It's been a rough week for Apple. And it's only Tuesday.
Apple (AAPL) shares slid 1.4% to $431.82 in afternoon trading.
The selling came after Jefferies analyst Peter Misek issued an unflattering report on Apple, adding to a string of negative research published on the company this week.
Misek cut his estimate for iPhone sales, lowered his price target to $420 a share and said there is a 25% chance Apple will miss MOREBen Rooney - Mar 12, 2013 1:25 PM ET
Shares of Gap Inc. jumped after the apparel company reported healthy sales growth in February.
Gap (GPS) stock was briefly halted after the numbers were inadvertently released ahead of schedule due to a "vendor error," according to a Gap spokesperson. Shares rose 3% after trading resumed.
The report was set to be released after the market closed, but a transcript of a pre-recorded conference call detailing the sales growth was accidentally MOREBen Rooney - Mar 7, 2013 2:31 PM ET
The great rotation in the technology sector continues.
Google (GOOG) shares are trading at record highs above $800, while Apple (AAPL) continues to plumb new lows.
Apple's fall from grace isn't directly related to Google's new-found darling status, but the trend is a significant turnabout.
Once the most valuable company on earth, Apple's stock has fallen 42%, dropping from an all-time trading high of $705 in September to a new 52-week low of $419 on MOREMar 5, 2013 12:48 PM ET
Home Depot's stock rallied Tuesday, after the home improvement retailer reported strong results, boosted its dividend and announced plans to buy back shares.
Shares of Home Depot (HD) gained 5.6% in afternoon trading.
The nation's leading do-it-yourself home improvement retailer said sales rose 14% in the fourth quarter to $18.2 billion. That helped Home Depot report net earnings of $1 billion, or 68 cents per share, for the quarter.
On top of that, MOREBen Rooney - Feb 26, 2013 2:25 PM ET
Google's stock hit an all-time high of more than $800 this week, and it may be headed even higher, according to the sharpies on Wall Street.
Google (GOOG) shares are on track to reach $1,000 at some point over the next 12 months, according to analysts at CLSA, a division of Credit Agricole. That's a hundred bucks higher than their previous target.
Bernstein Research analysts also hiked their price target to $1,000 MOREBen Rooney - Feb 21, 2013 12:53 PM ET
Individual investors continued to put money into the stock market last week, but the pace has slowed.
U.S. stock mutual funds, a popular investment vehicle for individuals, brought in just over $3.5 billion in the final week of January, according to the Investment Company Institute. That's about $30 million more than the week prior, when flows started to moderate.
Overall, investors have poured $10.3 billion into U.S. stock mutual funds in January.
That's MOREBen Rooney - Feb 7, 2013 10:53 AM ET
By Lee Munson
There is a feeling out there by some in the financial media that small-time investors are getting back into the stock market at the worst possible time. They -- or 'them' -- think this is entirely predictable and repeatable mistake.
I get it: "them" are smart and 'you people' only make mistakes.
Let's look at what's really going on.
First things first: Who said this is the worst possible time to MOREJan 29, 2013 12:46 PM ET
Oh, how the tables have turned in the smartphone world ... at least when it comes to stocks.
Apple shares continued to take a tumble, while shares of Research in Motion rallied again. Traders on StockTwits could barely contain themselves.
$AAPL breaks below $500. Meanwhile, $RIMM up nearly 25% in less than 2 trading days.
Yes, RIM (RIMM) shares jumped more than 10% Monday. And the mighty Apple (AAPL), the most valuable tech company in MOREBen Rooney - Jan 14, 2013 12:38 PM ET
On your mark, get set. Go!
Shares of Nike (NKE) jumped 5% Friday morning, after the company's second quarter results topped analysts' expectations.
Nike said late Thursday that earnings rose 11% on sales of $6 billion in the quarter, driven by surprisingly strong demand in North America.
The company also said future orders for Nike footwear and apparel were up 14% in North America. These orders would be delivered in the December to MOREBen Rooney - Dec 21, 2012 11:56 AM ET
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