Sears Stock Gaps Down On Today's Open (SHLD)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Sears Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: SHLD) were gapping down Friday morning with an open price 16.1% lower than Thursday's closing price. The stock closed at $58.17 Thursday and opened today's trading at $48.80.

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The average volume for Sears has been 710,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sears has a market cap of $6.21 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 41.1% 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.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sears as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. You can view the full Sears Ratings Report.

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