The following video is from Monday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Joe Magyer and Jason Moser, discuss the top business and investing stories.

After J.C. Penney reported a staggering 26% drop in same-store sales, share prices have taken a hit. In this clip, the guys discuss what they see as the root causes of these numbers and whether this is a trend that can be turned around, or if this is truly indicative of a brand in peril.

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