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Ignore The List Of 10 Most Hated Companies In America

Marketwatch published a list of the most-hated companies in America. The list would imply to investors that these companies would be stocks to avoid buying, but a deeper analysis is needed. Questions to ask would be: 

·       What metric is used to measure “most-hated?”

·       What was the time frame used?

·       Who was asked of this opinion?

·       Is the customer negative opinion measured in the same way, or are the qualitative and quantitate measures all different?

The companies listed were: 

[Related:  The List of Best Places to Work Is A Solid Watch-List for Shareholders ]

1. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. ( JCP): Through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., operates department stores in the United States and Puerto Rico. Market cap at $4.11B, most recent closing price at $18.73. This company is a retail stock to avoid at this time. The company changed its pricing policy in a way that sales deals occur regularly. Prior to that, J.C. Penney had a sales strategy that incentivized customers into coming to their stores. The company is also embarking on a new unproven sales strategy.
 

2. Dish Network Corp. ( DISH ): Provides direct broadcast satellite (DBS) subscription television services in the United States. Market cap at $16.93B, most recent closing price at $37.50. Dish was featured on Business Week as being a difficult work-environment. The company is still good for its customers: commercial-skipping is possible using services offered by Dish.

 

3. AT&T, Inc. ( T ): Provides telecommunication services to consumers, businesses, and other service providers worldwide. Market cap at $190.9B, most recent closing price at $33.61. MarketWatch cited the AT&T (T) merger that failed. Customer service is cited as a reason to dislike the company.

 

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