“On Jan. 25, Johnson made the rounds and leaked his plan ahead of the big event on Jan. 26. J.C. Penney will in the future be known as jcpenney. There is a new logo to evoke the image of the American flag. The stores will have a number of small boutiques as opposed to rows of racks. Most importantly, J.C. Penney will introduce a simplified promotion and pricing structure,” Arora reports. “J.C. Penney also plans to cut a large number of jobs and save $900 million over the next two years.”
Arora reports, “In two days, the technique of leaking the plan the day before and withholding the information on increased guidance until the Analysts Day caused a massive short squeeze adding about $1.5 billion to the stock value of J.C. Penney.”
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