The S&P 500 was increasing 11.95 points, or 0.85%, to 1,409.86.
Shares of Sears rose 11.58% to $60.01. The retailer said Tuesday it expects first-quarter net income of between $155 million and $195 million, or between $1.46 a share to $1.84 a share.
A year earlier, Sears posted a loss of $165 million, or $1.53 a share.Six of the seven analysts who cover Sears rated it sell; one analyst gave the stock a hold rating. The stock has risen 89.76% year to date.
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