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Sears' Collapse Is a Cautionary Tale for Retail Investors

Too much debt and a big decline in same-store sales remain red flags for investors who may be considering other retail stocks amid the collapse of Sears Holdings Corp. Sears stock is falling through the floor Wednesday, dropping over 30% to just around $0.40 per share as of 2 p.m. ET. With its debt ballooning, the immobility of Sears in the face of encroaching creditors is getting a great degree of attention.