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June 27, 2011 09:12 ET

Research Report on Sears Holdings Corporation and Macy's, Inc. - Big Retailors Prove Potential

MACAU--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2011) - Today, announced its research report highlighting Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) and Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M). Full content and research is available at

A category of stocks and companies that relate to items purchased by individuals rather than by manufacturers and industries. This sector includes companies involved with packaged goods, clothing and electronics. Performance in the consumer goods sector depends heavily on consumer behavior. When the economy grows the sector will see an increased demand for higher-end products. While some product types, such as food, are necessary, others, such as automobiles, are considered luxury items. According to NPD consumer estimated data, first-quarter 2011 apparel sales declined 1.6%. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, sales at clothing and accessories stores rose 4.1% year to year in the 2011 first quarter.

Equity Markets has reviewed Sears Holdings Corporation as the parent company of Kmart Holding Corporation (Kmart) and Sears, Roebuck and Co. (Sears). Holdings is broad line retailer with 2,201 full-line and 1,354 specialty retail stores in the United States operating through Kmart and Sears and 483 full-line and specialty retail stores in Canada operating through Sears Canada Inc. (Sears Canada), a 92%-owned subsidiary. Recently, the Sears Blue Tool Crew is encouraging Americans to vote and help Sears recognize some very deserving dads who use their tools for the greater good of the communities in which they live. The full research report on Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is available here:

Equity Markets is covering Macy's, Inc. as a retail organization operating retail stores and Internet Websites under two brands (Macy's and Bloomingdale's) that sell a range of merchandise, including men's, women's and children's apparel and accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods in 45 states. As of June 20th 2011, Macy's shares have crossed bullishly above their 10-day moving average of $27.52 on volume of 2 million shares. The full research report on Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) is available here:

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