Today's Dead Cat Bounce Stock Is Sears Holdings (SHLD)

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Sears Holdings ( SHLD) as a "dead cat bounce" (down big yesterday but up big today) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Sears Holdings as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • SHLD has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $52.1 million.
  • SHLD has traded 202,363 shares today.
  • SHLD is up 3.2% today.
  • SHLD was down 19.4% yesterday.

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More details on SHLD:

Sears Holdings Corporation operates as a retailer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Kmart and Sears Domestic.

The average volume for Sears Holdings has been 644,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sears has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. The stock has a beta of 2.90 and a short float of 75.9% with 6.44 days to cover. Shares are up 18.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sears Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

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