Media headlines about Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores (NASDAQ:SHOS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores earned a coverage optimism score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 47.8241350579504 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores (NASDAQ:SHOS) traded up $0.10 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $2.70. The company had a trading volume of 53,912 shares, compared to its average volume of 116,779. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores has a twelve month low of $1.38 and a twelve month high of $4.15. The company has a market cap of $61.30, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.57 and a beta of 1.53. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a current ratio of 1.71 and a quick ratio of 0.16.

In related news, major shareholder Edward S. Lampert purchased 95,156 shares of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores stock in a transaction on Friday, December 8th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $1.45 per share, for a total transaction of $137,976.20. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Edward S. Lampert purchased 219,989 shares of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was bought at an average price of $1.50 per share, for a total transaction of $329,983.50. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired a total of 336,870 shares of company stock worth $506,893 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 0.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc is a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, tools, and hardware. In addition to merchandise, the Company provides its customers with access to a suite of related services, including home delivery, installation, and extended-service plans.

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