Though J.C. Penney (JCP -2.8%) didn't present at the ICR XChange Conference alongside other...

|About: J.C. Penney Company Inc. (JCP)|By:, SA News Editor

Though J.C. Penney (JCP -2.8%) didn't present at the ICR XChange Conference alongside other retailers, it was still a topic of conversation. Not only is the company taking on criticism for "not grabbing the attention" of teenagers, but insiders see Q4 setting up to be another sales bust. The inside buzz is that the promotions pushed out by J.C. Penney late in the holiday season appear likely to have been a drag on margins as it didn't have time to work out concessions from suppliers.