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Why is Signet Jewelers (SIG) Stock Tanking Today?

On Thursday, shares of jewelry company Signet Jewelers Ltd. SIG are tanking, down almost 8% in afternoon trading after James Grant's investment newsletter brought up some concerns about the company's credit operations.

According to Bloomberg , Signet, which owns jewelry brands Kay, Zales, and Jared, has been criticized for using credit to boost its sales. Its critics are claiming that the jeweler is now more a finance company than a jewelry company, which significantly increases its risks.

The latest edition of the newsletter also called Signet the next Lumber LiquidatorsLL .

Another contributing factor to SIG's downward performance are recent reports that employees at Kay are swapping out customers' diamonds with cheap imitations. A Facebook page called Boycott Kay Jewelers has even popped up, with consumers alleging more issues like poor jewelry construction, shoddy repairs, and rings that were swapped out for other bands.

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