Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.
What: Retailer Sears Holdings
So what: The company expects full-year adjusted earnings of $1.16 to $1.88 per share and $3.39 to $4.12 per share in the fourth quarter. Analysts were only expecting earnings of $0.88 for the full year and $3.12 in the fourth quarter.
Now what: It looks like Sears and Kmart had a nice holiday season, but even at the high end of estimates shares trade at a lofty 40 times earnings. There are safer, cheaper retailers out there like Target
Interested in more info on Sears Holdings? Add it to your watchlist.
Fool contributor Travis Hoium does not have a position in any company mentioned. You can follow Travis on Twitter at @FlushDrawFool, check out his personal stock holdings or follow his CAPS picks at TMFFlushDraw.
Wal-Mart Stores is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick. Wal-Mart Stores is a Motley Fool Global Gains recommendation. The Fool owns shares of Wal-Mart Stores. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.