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September 19, 2013
06:17 EDTJCP, GGPGeneral Growth to pay $150M for J.C. Penny office building, NY Post reports
In Manhattan, General Growth Properties is buying J.C. Penney’s office building at 200 Lafayette St. from a Jared Kushner-led group for just over $150M, an all-cash deal, reports the NY Post.Reference Link
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April 24, 2015
15:10 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney May volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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April 21, 2015
16:13 EDTGGPGeneral Growth acquires The Crown Building for $1.775B
General Growth Properties announced the acquisition of The Crown Building located at 730 5th Avenue in New York City. The Crown Building is a 26-story retail and office property located on the southwest corner of 57th Street and 5th Avenue in the Plaza District in midtown Manhattan. The acquisition price was $1.775B and was partially funded with $1.25B of secured debt. GGP and Jeff Sutton will own, redevelop, lease and manage the retail portion of the property. The retail is currently occupied by tenants such as Bulgari, Piaget, and Mikimoto and is comprised of approximately 100,000 square feet.
April 15, 2015
11:09 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney rally would be opportunity to issue shares, says Imperial Capital
Imperial Capital continues to expect elevated debt levels to erode the value of J.C. Penney shares, but it thinks favorable operating momentum could drive the stock price above $10. Imperial believes such a rally would provide Penny with a "great opportunity" to issue additional shares to pay down debt. The firm keeps an Underperform rating on Penny with a $3 price target. Shares of the retailer are up 9c to $9.23 in late morning trading.
April 14, 2015
11:47 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney business on 'more stable footing,' says Baird
Baird analyst Mark Altschwager says J.C. Penney's business is on "more stable footing" after the retailer reported a quarter-to-date comp of 6% and provided Q1 comp guidance above consensus. Altschwager raised his price target for shares to $10 from $9 but keeps a Neutral rating on Penny. He believes meaningful free cash flow growth will be challenging as investment needs normalize.
08:55 EDTJCPJ.C. Penney sees Q1 SSS up 3.5%-4.5%
J.C. Penney said in a regulatory filing that on April 13, the company became aware that a senior official of the company inadvertently sent an e-mail communication to a securities analyst that contained non-public information regarding the company’s comparable store sales results for Q1 to date, which are approximately 6%. Based on results to date, and taking into account the shift of Easter into the fiscal month of March this year, the company currently expects comparable store sales for Q1 to be in the range of 3.5%-4.5%.
April 13, 2015
06:22 EDTJCPGap, Target, others scrutinized by NY AG over staffing practices, WSJ says
Several major retailer including Gap (GPS) and Target (TGT) are under investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over their staffing practices and whether they require workers to show up or stay home with little notice, The Wall Street Journal reports. Schneiderman sent letters warning Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), JC Penney (JCP), Urban Outfitters (URBN), TJX Cos (TJX), Ann Inc (ANN), L Brands (LB), Burlington Stores (BURL), Sears Holdings (SHLD), Williams-Sonoma (WSM) and J Crew Group that he believes the chains are using on-call scheduling and that such practices may be in violation of New York laws. Reference Link

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