Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHLD)’s share price shot up 1.8% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $13.77 and last traded at $13.38, with a volume of 293,829 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.14.

The company’s market capitalization is $1.43 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average is $12.98 and its 200 day moving average is $15.76.

Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHLD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 26th. The company reported ($1.86) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($3.20) by $1.34. The company earned $5.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.26 billion. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 8.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($3.48) earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Sears Holdings Corp. will post ($12.45) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Sears Holdings Corp. news, EVP Jeffrey A. Balagna sold 7,643 shares of Sears Holdings Corp. stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.82, for a total value of $105,626.26. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Edward S. Lampert bought 57,261 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 11th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $14.34 per share, with a total value of $821,122.74. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Sears Holdings Corp. stock. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its stake in Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHLD) by 37.9% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 160,248 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 44,000 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System owned 0.15% of Sears Holdings Corp. worth $3,295,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Sears Holdings Corporation is an integrated retailer and a holding company of Kmart Holding Corporation (Kmart) and Sears, Roebuck and Co (Sears). The Company operates through two business segments: Kmart and Sears Domestic. The Company operates a network of stores with approximately 1,725 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States, operating through Kmart and Sears.

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