Headlines about Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sears earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9852720104886 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- J.C. Penney buys time for a turnaround (msn.com)
- Washington Prime Group buys Sears properties – including one in Columbus – for $28.5M (finance.yahoo.com)
- J.C. Penney Buys Time for a Turnaround With a New Debt Offering (finance.yahoo.com)
- Best Buy CEO says turnaround done, room to compete with Amazon – Reuters Canada (ca.reuters.com)
- How brick-and-mortar retailers are tracking important customer data (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD) traded up $0.11 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $2.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,654,065 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,080,430. The company has a current ratio of 0.80, a quick ratio of 0.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.51. Sears has a fifty-two week low of $1.99 and a fifty-two week high of $14.32. The company has a market cap of $275.49, a PE ratio of -0.23 and a beta of 0.93.
In other Sears news, major shareholder Bruce R. Berkowitz sold 415,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.43, for a total transaction of $1,425,851.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 799,516 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,742,339.88. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Bruce R. Berkowitz sold 350,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.86, for a total value of $1,003,002.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 799,516 shares in the company, valued at $2,286,615.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 2,978,800 shares of company stock worth $9,818,269. Company insiders own 89.00% of the company’s stock.
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Sears Holdings Corporation is an integrated retailer. The Company is the parent company of Kmart Holding Corporation (Kmart) and Sears, Roebuck and Co (Sears). The Company’s segments are Kmart and Sears Domestic. It also offers Shop Your Way, a member-based social shopping platform that offers rewards and personalized services.
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