J.C. Penney's Big Win?

Has J.C. Penney scored a hit with investors? Ace Metrix recently listed the company as one of the most effective back-to-school-season advertisers. Unfortunately, Fools, that's not very meaningful. The company joins a list that also includes Best Buy (NYSE: BBY  ) , Office Max, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ  ) , and Office Depot (NYSE: ODP  ) -- most of which were on the same list this time last year and have drained investors' brokerage accounts ever since. J.C. Penney is no different -- it still remains a bad retailer despite the hype. See more in the following video.

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