Sears Corporation is part of the retail apparel and specialty industry and trades as part of the consumer cyclical sector. Sears Corp is a retailer that integrates the digital and physical shopping experiences for consumers. It provides home merchandise, apparel, automotive products and home services through both online and offline channels.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The SHLD shares had a previous change of -13.13% which opened at 0.40 and closed at 0.37. It moved to an intraday high of 0.42 and a low of 0.35.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, SHLD shares returned -41.92% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -72.49%. Over three months, it changed -82.98%. In one year it has changed -94.42% and within that year its 52 week high was 6.67 and its 52 week low was 0.28. SHLD stock is 29.07% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 2.25 and a 50 day moving average of 1.04. Right now, SHLD stock is trading -83.73% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $39.9m with 109.0m shares outstanding and a float of 106.7m shares. Trading volume was 10,309,968 shares and has experienced an average volume of 6,603,511 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Sears Corporation was -3.53 which ended on 31st of January 2018.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 05-15-2019: -0.12
4thQtr 2018Reported 03-28-2019: -0.10
3rdQtr 2018Reported 11-20-2018: -0.15
2ndQtr 2018Reported 08-16-2018: -0.13
1stQtr 2018Reported 05-17-2018: -0.24

The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Sears Corporation.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 2.20% of insider ownership. Short-interest was 20,306,648, which was 18.63% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 6.50. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.



The beta was calculated to be 1.00.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is -17.14%, profit margin is -9.27%, price-to-sales is 0.00 and price-to-book is 33.39.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 0  : Growth Expectations Result
 4  : Financial Safety Result
 0  : Past Performance Result
 0  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 1  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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