Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD) Earning Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

News coverage about Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) has been trending positive on Saturday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research group, a division of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sears Holdings Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.31 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 90 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Alpha One’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD)

SHLD has been the subject of several research reports. Vetr raised shares of Sears Holdings Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $7.05 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Sears Holdings Corporation in a research report on Saturday, March 11th.

Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ SHLD) traded down 2.77% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $6.67. 1,975,099 shares of the company were exchanged. The company’s market capitalization is $715.46 million. Sears Holdings Corporation has a 52 week low of $5.50 and a 52 week high of $18.18. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $8.36 and a 200-day moving average price of $9.29.

Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 25th. The company reported ($2.15) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.72) by $1.43. The company had revenue of $4.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.05 billion. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 20.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($1.86) EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that Sears Holdings Corporation will post ($11.90) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CEO Edward S. Lampert purchased 525,936 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, March 24th. The stock was bought at an average price of $7.93 per share, for a total transaction of $4,170,672.48. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Fairholme Capital Management L purchased 286,600 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, March 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $8.13 per share, with a total value of $2,330,058.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired a total of 1,583,136 shares of company stock valued at $12,926,526 in the last quarter. 89.00% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Sears Holdings Corporation Company Profile

Sears Holdings Corporation is an integrated retailer. The Company is the parent company of Kmart Holding Corporation (Kmart) and Sears, Roebuck and Co (Sears). The Company’s segments are Kmart and Sears Domestic. It also offers Shop Your Way, a member-based social shopping platform that offers rewards and personalized services.

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