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Lowest Return on Equity in the Department Stores Industry Detected in Shares of Sears Holdings (SHLD, JCP, KSS, DDS, M)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Department Stores industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Sears Holdings ranks lowest with a ROE of -188.7%. JC Penney is next with a ROE of -25.2%. Kohl's ranks third lowest with a ROE of 13.2%.

Dillard's follows with a ROE of 17.0%, and Macy's rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 28.3%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Dillard's on April 5th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $80.58. Since that call, shares of Dillard's have fallen 26.9%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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