Sears Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (SHLD)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Sears Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: SHLD) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 4.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading down $9.97 (-17.1%) at $48.51 as of 12:40 p.m. ET.

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Sears has a market cap of $6.22 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 83.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Sears Holdings Corporation operates as a specialty retailer in the United States and Canada. The company's Kmart segment operates stores that sell merchandise under Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer labels; and Sears brand products, such as Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard. The company has a P/E ratio of -2.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sears as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins. You can view the full Sears Ratings Report.

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