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I always enjoy learning more about the reclusive investing great Edward Lampert and this article was no exception.  While it is clear that Lampert has made some mistakes in his management of SHLD, I believe that the media severely underrates some of the good moves that he made.  Sears did not have a much stronger...
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http://www.searsholdings.com/invest/index.htm#letter INVESTING IN THE FINANCIAL MARKETS INVOLVES RISKS. OPTIONS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS.
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http://www.fairholmefunds.com/sites/default/files/120815%20SHLD%20Presentation.pdf INVESTING IN THE FINANCIAL MARKETS INVOLVES RISKS. OPTIONS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS.
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Sears seems to be doing a better job at managing their inventory and halting the decline in same store sales.  These are definitely positive trends but it doesn’t change my agnostic outlook towards the viability of their retail operations.  I think Sears is an asset play and the key thing for investors is to understand...
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Sears (SHLD) is making a lot of interesting moves right now to monetize their assets and raise cash.  While the environment for their appliance heavy retail operations is not very favorable, there is a lot of value in various components of Sears Holdings that can add value to shareholders. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-01/sears-spinoff-plan-may-boost-lampert-s-control.html INVESTING IN THE FINANCIAL MARKETS...
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In this article the author outlines the usual reasons why Sears (SHLD) has declined over the last several years. His comments on declining sales, lack of revenue growth, asset dispositions, and management changes are all accurate.  What people don’t realize is that one of the smartest decisions Edward Lampert made was not too invest any...
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This article outlines some of the possibilities for Sears.  I don’t disagree with their scenarios but they don’t add much in terms of the value of the various assets.  I think many people are drastically understating the actual value of the real estate and long term leases.  Also if housing does come back and appliance...
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Consistent with the evolution of Sears (SHLD) the company is endeavoring to license three of their key brands to other products and retailers.  Kenmore, Craftsman, and Diehard will be sold at other stores and the brand names can be licensed for other products.  While their exclusivity drove traffic to Sears, the return on invested capital...
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Edward Lampert Chairman of Sears Holdings (SHLD) is continuing with the process of monetizing the company’s brands.  Lands End is one of their key brands along with Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard, and it appears to be on the sale block.  Reportedly the asking price is about $2 Billion which would be a big boon to...
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On December 19th I sent out an email discussing the unbelievably cheap valuations that we were seeing, which you can see from the forwarded email below.  This is just a quick update on how they are faring.  The point is not to get overly excited, just as we don’t want to get overly pessimistic when...
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