The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Austin Smith, consumer-goods editor and analyst, and Brendan Byrnes, industrials editor and analyst, discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition Austin and Brendan discuss a recent spinoff from a dying retailer, Sears Holdings (Nasdaq: SHLD). The good news is that it looks as if the spun-off company has better growth prospects than its former parent does.