Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, department store operator Sears Holdings
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Sears' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Hoffman Estates, Ill. (1899)|
|Market Cap||$6.3 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$41.6 billion|
|Management||Chairman Edward Lampert
President/CEO Louis D'Ambrosio
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||(14.6%)|
|Cash/Debt||$747.0 million / $3.5 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 37% of the 2,334 members who have rated Sears believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Sears is a dog. They cant make a profit because they are not a "go-to" for anything in particular. Since they don't specialize, they compete with giants ... not to mention other mall/clothing retailers, as well as the more sector specific outlets. Their business model is tantamount to a more expensive [Wal-Mart] with less selection. Sears ... you fail. Short term and long. Selling your stores is a good move, however you have fallen short. Liquidation is the right move. See you in the pink.
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