Stocks are higher with the Dow narrowly underperforming the Nasdaq and S&P after Wednesday's big run-up.
Also, German economic sentiment drops.
Shares fall nearly 13% as investors continue to be skeptical about CEO Ron Johnson's turnaround strategy. To entice shoppers during the holidays, Penney will give away buttons with codes that could lead to prizes such as a Disneyland trip.
The market's tumble Wednesday following the president's reelection offers a fresh and real chance to ride the bull market.
Forget the conspiracy theories about rigged data. The latest jobs numbers are bullish for retailers and consumer products companies.
Research In Motion is upgraded to 'sector perform,' and Pfizer is initiated with an 'outperform.'
The firm also downgrades AMD, Intel and Marvell.
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After enjoying a smooth rise in stock prices since May, investors are about to be hit with another bout of volatility.
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