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Better Buy Now: Fannie Mae or J.C. Penney?

By Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson – Feb 5, 2014 at 7:25AM

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Would you rather own Fannie Mae or J.C. Penney?

Although the two companies have completely different business models, Fannie Mae (FNMA -3.09%) and J.C. Penney (JCPN.Q) have both been making headlines over the past year. Fannie Mae shareholders remain stuck in the limbo that is the government conservatorship, while J.C. Penney's sales flounder.

In this segment of The Motley Fool's financials-focused show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson choose between these two and tell viewers the rationale behind their picks.

David Hanson has no position in any stocks mentioned. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of SVB Financial Group. The Motley Fool has the following options: long January 2015 $50 calls on Herbalife Ltd.. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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Stocks Mentioned

J.C. Penney Stock Quote
J.C. Penney
JCPN.Q
Herbalife Stock Quote
Herbalife
HLF
$17.50 (1.80%) $0.31
Fannie Mae Stock Quote
Fannie Mae
FNMA
$0.43 (-3.09%) $0.01
SVB Financial Group Stock Quote
SVB Financial Group
SIVB
$219.13 (0.74%) $1.61

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