JNY, another "cover your shorts" stock.
A case of insomnia resulted in me getting on the internet tonight to pass the time, and by basically random chance I chose to investigate Jones Apparel Group on some sites I'm familiar with.
I came to the conclusion that this stock is one Fools should basically ignore for the time being. On the one hand, the cash flow numbers and debt/equity numbers are not even remotely attractive. But according to http://www.moneycentral.msn.com, the company's earnings have beaten analysts forecasts for 5 consecutive quarters. FIVE! Is that scary to anyone thinking about shorting it or not?