Morgan Stanley Sees Further Downside in J. C. Penney (JCP)

February 12, 2013 10:59 AM EST
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Shares of J. C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) are lower Tuesday following cautious comments from analysts at Morgan Stanley. The firm reiterated its Underweight rating and $15 price target and said they see further downside risk to the Street's FY13 sales and margin expectations.

The firm sees continued multiple compression driven by: i) market share losses, ii) lower quality EPS composition, iii) reduced earnings growth expectations, and iv) cash flow concerns.

The next catalyst for the stock will be 4Q earnings.

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Shares of J. C. Penney are down 1.4 to $19.25.

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