Media coverage about Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD) has been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Sears earned a media sentiment score of -1.29 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the company an news buzz score of 7 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Sears’ ranking:
- Can Hudson’s Bay Succeed Where Sears Failed? (fool.com)
- Sears is closing another 40 stores — here’s the complete list of locations (SHLD) (registercitizen.com)
- Another Dayton-area Sears location to close (bizjournals.com)
- More Pa. Kmart, Sears Locations On Latest List Of Closures (pittsburgh.cbslocal.com)
- Sears Stores Closing 2019: See 29 More Locations Shutting Down (investorplace.com)
A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on SHLD shares. S&P Equity Research decreased their target price on shares of Sears from $1.45 to $1.23 in a research note on Friday, August 31st. ValuEngine upgraded Sears from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd.
Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, September 13th. The company reported ($4.12) EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $3.18 billion during the quarter.
In other news, major shareholder Bruce R. Berkowitz sold 235,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.21, for a total value of $284,713.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 719,516 shares in the company, valued at approximately $870,614.36. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Bruce R. Berkowitz sold 80,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.24, for a total value of $99,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 719,516 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $892,199.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 916,800 shares of company stock valued at $908,832 over the last 90 days. 56.80% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Sears Holdings Corporation operates as an integrated retailer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Kmart and Sears Domestic. The Kmart segment operates retail stores that offer a range of products, including consumer electronics, seasonal merchandise, outdoor living, toys, lawn and garden equipment, food and consumables, and apparel; and in-store pharmacies.
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