LONDON -- Debenhams (LSE:DEB) recently saw its best ever December, with like-for-like sales over the five weeks to Jan. 5 increasing 5%. Yet the share price immediately fell by 6%. Nate Weisshaar and Andy Paul investigate the cause of this price slump.

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