Today, analysts Andrew Tonner and Austin Smith discuss which company looks worse between J.C. Penney and Sears Holdings. The two companies face similar issues with management and a faltering strategy, but Austin thinks J.C. Penney looks worse after it struggled with efforts to overhaul its image.

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