Shares of Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHLD) shot up 5.7% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $16.09 and last traded at $15.83, with a volume of 270,782 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $14.98.

The stock’s market cap is $1.62 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $13.76 and its 200 day moving average is $15.22.

Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHLD) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 26th. The company reported ($1.86) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($3.20) by $1.34. The firm had revenue of $5.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.26 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($3.48) EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 8.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Sears Holdings Corp. will post ($12.45) EPS for the current year.

In other Sears Holdings Corp. news, EVP Jeffrey A. Balagna sold 7,643 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.82, for a total transaction of $105,626.26. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Fairholme Capital Management L bought 778,000 shares of Sears Holdings Corp. stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 1st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $13.02 per share, for a total transaction of $10,129,560.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Sears Holdings Corp. stock. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SHLD) by 37.9% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor 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 approximately 0.15% of Sears Holdings Corp. worth $3,295,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Sears Holdings Corporation is an integrated retailer. The Company is the parent company of Kmart Holding Corporation (Kmart) and Sears, Roebuck and Co (Sears). It operates through two segments: Kmart and Sears Domestic. It operates approximately 940 Kmart stores across over 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.

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