The 10 most-hated companies in America
1. J. C. Penney
"They’ve made every misstep you could imagine," one analyst has said about the retailer. Apple's retail chief Ron Johnson took the helm of J.C. Penney to much hoopla but his efforts at restructuring have not been embraced by shoppers. At all. The stock is down more than 40% since he was hired in November 2011. The dividend is gone too.