Wasn't it unusual for SHLD to release all that financial info in the middle of a month? I can think of two reasons why they did. First is that with the departure of the old CEO that they wanted to show he wasn't getting fired over awful results. The numbers were actually much better than expected. The second is that Eddie wanted to buy, buy, buy and buy back. He felt that the good numbers had to be released before he could start the buy back....we will see.