By and  on January 11, 2013

UBS put a sell rating on J.C. Penney Co. Inc.’s stock and prompted an investor retreat that weighed on retail shares, but didn’t prevent the sector from posting a gain today.

 The S&P Retail Index inched up 0.3 percent, or 1.80 points, to 668.32, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.1 percent, or 17.21 points, to 13,488.43.

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