News articles about Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Sears earned a media sentiment score of 1.57 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news articles about the company an news buzz score of 3 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Sears’ score:
- Sears Chairman Lampert makes $4.6 billion bid for bankrupt retailer (feeds.reuters.com)
- UPDATE 3-Sears Chairman Lampert makes $4.6 bln bid for bankrupt retailer (feeds.reuters.com)
- Eddie Lampert bids $4.6 billion for Sears (news.yahoo.com)
- Eddie Lampert bids $4.6 billion to keep Sears alive — or to ‘drain more blood’ from it (latimes.com)
- UPDATE 2-Sears Chairman Lampert makes $4.6 bln bid for bankrupt retailer (feeds.reuters.com)
NASDAQ:SHLD opened at $0.26 on Friday. Sears has a 1-year low of $0.28 and a 1-year high of $6.67.
Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, September 13th. The company reported ($4.12) earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $3.18 billion for the quarter.
Separately, S&P Equity Research decreased their target price on shares of Sears from $1.45 to $1.23 in a report on Friday, August 31st.
In other Sears news, major shareholder Bruce R. Berkowitz sold 141,800 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $0.63, for a total value of $89,334.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 560,016 shares in the company, valued at approximately $352,810.08. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Bruce R. Berkowitz sold 42,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $0.83, for a total transaction of $35,192.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 605,116 shares in the company, valued at $502,246.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 392,000 shares of company stock worth $292,374 over the last quarter. 56.80% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Sears Company Profile
Sears Holdings Corporation operates as an integrated retailer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Kmart and Sears Domestic. The Kmart segment operates retail stores that offer a range of products, including consumer electronics, seasonal merchandise, outdoor living, toys, lawn and garden equipment, food and consumables, and apparel; and in-store pharmacies.
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