Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD)


Only 23 Shopping Days Until Christmas

In the torrent of data and media coverage about sales discounts, industry success (or lack thereof), Thanksgiving shopping activity, Black Friday results and Cyber Monday winners and losers, one fact ...
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CEO Founders Who Should Quit Like Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz did not exactly found Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX). He started at the company when it had four stores. However, based on the wild success of Starbucks since then, ...
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Wal-Mart Has Too Few Stores in Several Large States, a Weakness for Holiday Success

A map of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) stores nationwide shows an interesting pattern. Their concentration is heaviest near its home state of Arkansas and thinner, for the most part, ...
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For Sears, Holidays Are Last Chance to Stay Intact

There have been rumors Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) will close its Kmart division. Sears has denied them as it continues to close scores of stores. Moody's has observed Sears cannot ...
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Where to Find the Best Discounts on Black Friday

Once Thanksgiving dinner is safely tucked away, many Americans' thoughts turn to shopping. Some will hit the stores that are open on the holiday and others may just browse through ...
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Can a New CFO Save Sears?

Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced Friday morning that it has promoted Senior Vice President Jason Hollar to chief financial officer, effective immediately. Not exactly fresh blood, as Hollar has ...
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Would Sears Bankruptcy Cost Tens of Thousands of Jobs?

The numbers are brutal. Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD), parent of Sears and Kmart, has lost almost $4 billion over the past three years. In the most recent quarter, it lost ...
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Labor Day Sales Off to an Early Start

Shopping is one way that a lot of Americans choose to spend their holiday breaks, and Labor Day is no exception. And the Labor Day holiday, which falls on September ...
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Customer Service Hall of Shame

Every company in the United States likes to promise an exceptional customer experience. Yet some corporations do a truly abysmal job keeping that promise -- these companies provide very poor ...
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Top 10 Earnings to Watch This Week

Even as the broad markets reach new highs, we are seeing more companies report their quarterly earnings and add more fuel to the fire. 24/7 Wall St. has put together ...
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6 Retailers That Need to Merge to Survive

Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) has closed more stores. So has Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD), owner of Sears and Kmart. Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) has closed stores too. Barnes & ...
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How Amazon Destroys Hundreds of Thousand of Jobs

Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) will close 100 stores in early 2017. In total they probably employ something like 20,000 people. It has closed a number of stores already. The numbers ...
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Selecting Ties

JC Penney Short Interest a Huge 87 Million

The number of shares sold short in J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) was 87.3 million for the period that ended July 29. This is a massive 29% of the float of ...
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Will Back-to-School Season Put a Bullet in Sears?

Back-to-school season is a big deal for brick-and-mortar retailers, according to the Deloitte research on the subject for the 2016 shopping season. Other than the final 10 weeks of the year, ...
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JC Penney Short Interest Slips to 81 Million Shares

J.C. Penney Co. Inc.'s (NYSE: JCP) prospects may be slightly better than those of Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) and Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD). However the short interest in its ...
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