Drilling Down Into Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD)

Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Department Stores. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $2.45, up from yesterday’s close by 1.66%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) currently trades with a market capitalization of $252.67 Million. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -31.15 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of -$2.18 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of -$2.41 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 2.30% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how SHLD has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Sears Holdings Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $10.76. It is now trading 8.31% off that level. The stock is trading $3.07 its 50-day moving average by 0.62%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $1.99.

In recent action, Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) has made a move of -32.88% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.11, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 20.52% with $69.38 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of SHLD.

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