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Relatively High Beta Detected in Shares of Sears Holdings in the Department Stores Industry (SHLD, JCP, M, KSS, DDS)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Department Stores industry with the highest betas. Higher-beta stocks mean greater volatility and are therefore generally considered to be riskier but also may provide the potential for higher returns.

Sears Holdings ranks highest with a a beta of 1.4. Following is JC Penney with a a beta of 1.1. Macy's ranks third highest with a a beta of 1.0.

Kohl's follows with a a beta of 1.0, and Dillard's rounds out the top five with a a beta of 0.9.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of JC Penney on June 6th, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $8.46. Since that recommendation, shares of JC Penney have risen 16.3%. We continue to monitor JC Penney for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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