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What: Shares of Sears Holdings
So what: The struggling retailer has seen Kmart sales fall 4.4% quarter to date and Sears domestic sales fall 6%, finally causing management to throw in the towel. The company said it would close 100 to 120 Kmart and Sears stores to reduce costs and attempt to generate revenue from the real estate.
Now what: Kmart and Sears have both lost any luster they once had after Eddie Lampert took over the combined company. The plan to sell or lease the real estate may generate some cash, but with brick-and-mortar retailers struggling, I don't see much demand for the spaces that will become available. I would abandon Sears at all costs and stick to stronger retailers like Target
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