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

By Amy Schwartz

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. JC Penney is next 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 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 26.0%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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