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Jan 6 (Reuters) - J C Penney Company Inc :
* J.C.Penney reports holiday sales update
* Comparable store sales for combined nine-week November and December period resulted in a 0.8 percent decline over same period last year
* J.C.Penney Company Inc - company also reaffirmed its full-year EBITDA target of $1 billion for fiscal 2016
* Comparable store sales for combined 9-week November and December period resulted in a (0.8) percent decline over same period last year
* "first three weeks of November proved to be challenging in stores, consistent with trends in broader retail industry"
* "business improved and overall comp sales for six-week period from thanksgiving week through end of december were positive"
* J.C. Penney Company Inc - weakness in women's apparel continued to impact holiday period performance Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: