The catastrophe that is Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) is likely nearing its next ugly round of developments. How could one not draw such a conclusion? Sears Canada SRSC (as TheStreet's Michelle Lodge reports below) has effectively died. Although these are two separate companies, Sears Canada has so much in common with Sears U.S. it's almost laughable. These are businesses that have badly neglected their customers, forgotten that stores need to be invested in and are running out of ways to raise cash.
"Whatever the measurement system is, it needs to be consistent, repeatable and as unbiased as possible." I am not a fan of market predictions, but I'm going to make one this morning: Volume will be substantially higher than normal. That actually is a very easy guess, because today is the day that the Russell Indices are rebalanced. There are hundreds of stocks that are impacted, as well as the various indices and their derivatives.
There was a good, but misplaced, thought stemming from Nordstrom's (JWN) recent decision to put itself up for sale. That is after years of stock price carnage brought on by Amazon's (AMZN) advance, department store stalwarts such as Macy's (M) , J.C. Penney (JCP) and Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) had finally reached attractive valuations. Unfortunately, the Amazon deal for Whole Foods Market (WFM) has suggested that logic is tragically flawed.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".