NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Sears Holdings ( SHLD) and Metro PCS ( PCS) were among the best-performing stocks on the S&P 500 Thursday. The S&P 500 rose 5.8 points, or 0.43%, to close at 1,363.46. Shares of Sears jumped 18.66% to $61.80. The retailer said Thursday it would try to raise about $1 billion by selling off or spinning out stores. Sears plans on selling 11 stores to General Growth Partners ( GGP) to the tune of about $270 million. Sears also reported a fourth-quarter loss of $2.4 billion. Five of the six analysts who cover Sears rate it at sell; one analyst gives it a hold rating. TheStreet Ratings gives Sears a D grade and sell rating. The stock has risen 94.46% year to date.