Next up: Sears (SHLD). The iconic retailer can't turn a profit or get customers excited about its merchandise or Kmart's. After reporting yet another quarter of steep losses early Thursday, Sears' stock dropped nearly 5%.
Releasing results so close to JCPenney at least makes Sears look good by comparison. At least by many StockTwits traders.
Like J.C. Penney, Sears has a major hedge fund manager backing it in Eddie Lampert. Tough day for both Lampert and Pershing Square's Bill Ackman, who's been a fan of J.C. Penney's CEO.
Still not all traders were equally down on Sears. At least one saw signs of hope in Sears' results.
Sears (SHLD) is amazingly still one of the hottest stocks of 2012. Shares are up nearly 55% year-to-date. But the retailer's stock plunged more than 20% Friday after the Kmart owner reported another massive loss and a decline in sales.
The company has been in turnaround mode for years. But it has two things in its favor that has kept the company from becoming as much of a mess as fellow MOREPaul R. La Monica - Nov 16, 2012 3:15 PM ET
Sears Holding Company has had its membership in the S&P 500 revoked.
The ailing retailer, which owns Sears and K-Mart chains as well as apparel brand Land's End, will exit the index at the close of trading on Tuesday, Sept. 4, said S&P late Wednesday.
S&P said the number of Sears shares available to the public, known as its public float, has long been below the 50% threshold needed to be considered MOREBen Rooney - Aug 30, 2012 10:55 AM ET
Investors are discerning shoppers when it comes to retail stocks.
The clear winners appear to be big-box stores such as Wal-Mart and Target, while specialty outlets such as office supply chain Staples are bringing up the rear.
Shares of Target (TGT) rose to a new 52-week high Wednesday after it reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and raised its forecast for full-year profits. The stock has gained 26% so far this year, outperforming Wal-Mart's MOREBen Rooney - Aug 15, 2012 2:13 PM ET
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