Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD) has been given a consensus broker rating score of 5.00 (Strong Sell) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a strong sell rating.

Zacks has also given Sears an industry rank of 21 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of research firms have recently commented on SHLD. ValuEngine raised shares of Sears from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. S&P Equity Research dropped their price objective on shares of Sears from $1.45 to $1.23 in a research note on Friday, August 31st.

Shares of NASDAQ SHLD traded up $0.06 on Friday, reaching $0.41. 8,774,997 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,153,549. Sears has a fifty-two week low of $0.34 and a fifty-two week high of $6.83. The company has a quick ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.80.

In related news, major shareholder Bruce R. Berkowitz sold 80,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.24, for a total transaction of $99,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 719,516 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $892,199.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Bruce R. Berkowitz sold 141,800 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $0.63, for a total transaction of $89,334.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 560,016 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $352,810.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 916,800 shares of company stock valued at $908,832. Corporate insiders own 56.80% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of SHLD. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in Sears by 119.7% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,557,023 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,060,000 after purchasing an additional 1,393,119 shares in the last quarter. GMT Capital Corp acquired a new stake in Sears during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $1,143,000. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Sears during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $503,000. Northern Trust Corp increased its position in Sears by 105.2% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 392,092 shares of the company’s stock worth $930,000 after purchasing an additional 201,030 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Federated Investors Inc. PA increased its position in Sears by 18,855.3% during the 1st quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 37,342 shares of the company’s stock worth $100,000 after purchasing an additional 37,145 shares in the last quarter. 57.61% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Sears

Sears Holdings Corporation operates as an integrated retailer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Kmart and Sears Domestic. The Kmart segment operates retail stores that offer a range of products, including consumer electronics, seasonal merchandise, outdoor living, toys, lawn and garden equipment, food and consumables, and apparel; and in-store pharmacies.

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