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July 29, 2014

Oklahoma is getting a new Sears Hometown location, slated to open July 30 in Shawnee, about 45 minutes east of Oklahoma City.

June 26, 2014

On Thursday, the stock market rollercoaster headed into red territory, with Sears Hometown (SHOS) leading the train at a drop of 3.29%.

June 25, 2014

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores is opening up a new Sears Home Appliance Showroom in Arvada, Colorado, with John Hurst at the helm as the new store manager.

"It's often challenging to find top-of-the-line home appliances for a reasonable price," said John Hurst, store manager of the new Sears Home Appliance Showroom in Arvada. "We offer the leading appliance brands, including exclusive Kenmore products, at a competitive price you just can't pass up."

June 9, 2014

Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores (SHOS) fell 8.80% on an otherwise bullish Friday after the release of a disappointing quarterly report.

June 6, 2014

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores net sales dipped 1.9% to $589.9 million for the 13-week period ended May 3.

Net income also failed to impress, dropping from approximately $15.0 million in 2013 to $3.68 million in 2014.

Like many others this quarter, president and CEO Bruce Johnson attributed the weak performance to the weather, as well as insufficient stock of high-margin appliances and a competitive retail market that was aggressively promotional.

May 27, 2014

Sears Hometown (SHOS) led the pack by a margin of 4.80% on Friday, boosting its share price to $22.25. Its distant cousin, Sears Holdings (SHLD), didn't fare as well.

May 21, 2014

On a day when bulls beat the bears, both Sears Holdings (SHLD) and Sears Hometown (SHOS) closed Wednesday down more than 3%. 

May 6, 2014

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores opened its newest Illinois location in Pekin.

The store is the first new Sears Hometown Store to open this year and the sixth opening of a new store across all Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores.

“We’re both proud and excited to fulfill high consumer demand for Sears Hometown Stores in the Pekin area and to become a staple in the community,” said Adam White, store manager of the new Sears Hometown store.

May 1, 2014

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores opened its latest Florida Sears Home Appliance Showroom in Sunrise, Florida.

The store is is one of six Sears Home Appliance Showrooms owned and operated by Michael Myers.

April 16, 2014

HCN's Top 30 were unanimously up at Wednesday's close, with Masco (MAS), Sears Hometown (SHOS), Stock Building Supply (STCK), Trex (TREX) and USG (USG) enjoying an especially strong headwind.

April 14, 2014

Even though they're separate entities, both Sears Holdings (SHLD) and Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores (SHOS) fell more than 5 percentage points on Friday.

March 24, 2014

Sears Hometown (SHOS) was one of few winners on Monday at a share gain of 5.43%, but it stood in stark contrast to the retailer's steady decline over the past several months.

March 17, 2014

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores (SHOS) took a swan dive on Friday following the release of its fouth quarter earnings report, which even its CEO acknowledged as disappointing.

March 17, 2014

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported discouraging preliminary figures for its fourth quarter and full year ended Feb. 1, 2014.

Bruce Johnson, president and CEO, acknowledged that the results were disappointing, most notably in the Hometown and Hardware segment, where weaker-than-expected holiday sales had an impact. Additionally, severe winter weather did not help the company's cause, he added.

March 3, 2014

Both Sears Holdings (SHLD) and Sears Hometown (SHOS) got a lift on Monday, though most stocks fared considerably worse.

February 28, 2014

Two Sears Hometown Stores opened in Colorado, Florida and Virginia and will be celebrating grand opening ceremonies this weekend.

In Florida, the new store is located in Ocoee at 8849 W. Colonial Drive. The new Virginia store is located at 6623 Richmond Road in Williamsburg. Both locations will be offering 10% discounts through the weekend, plus special grand opening giveaways.

The new Sears Hometown Store in Colorado is located in Longmont, at 700 Ken Pratt Blvd.

January 7, 2014

Stocks were mostly behind on Monday, with Sears Hometown (SHOS) down the most at 4.74%.

December 9, 2013

The majority of stocks tracked by HCN were up, including LL (up 6.81%); STCK (up 3.91%) and LOW (up 2.94%). Sears Holdings and Sears Hometown & Outlet were down.

December 6, 2013

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported mostly negative financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Net earnings fell about 12% to $7.69 million, from $8.76 million.

A 2% decrease in same-store sales and unfavorable calendar shift due to the 53rd week in fiscal 2012 offset slight growth in net sales to $561.1 million from $556.9 million. 

December 6, 2013

In a not-so-unexpected move, Sears Holdings Corp. on Friday said it had filed to spin off its Lands' End unit.

Sears has been selling or spinning off assets during the past few years as it struggles to turn around its business. The company sold its Orchard Supply Hardware Stores and its Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores businesses last year. In October, Sears said it would consider strategic alternatives for its line of auto centers. Sears also is selling some store leases in Canada.

November 18, 2013

As part of its "Salute to Local Heroes" charity campaign, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores has teamed up with the National Volunteer Fire Council to help raise funds for fire departments across the country.

November 12, 2013

Stocks changed little on Monday, though both Sears (SHLD) and Sears Hometown (SHOS) were up significantly.

November 5, 2013

Stocks were trending down again on Tuesday, with LP (LPX) taking the biggest plunge of 6.59%. Meanwhile, Sears Hometown (SHOS) was up 7.82%.

November 5, 2013

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores has opened a new Sears Appliance & Hardware location in Dallas, Texas, that will mark the debut of a smaller-format store prototype for the brand -- as well as a spate of new franchise opportunities. 

Citing market research that favors the neighborhood hardware store model, the company announced last week that the Dallas store -- which is the first new Sears Appliance & Hardware location to be built in the past decade -- will set the standard for all new locations.

October 3, 2013

Both Sears (SHLD) and Sears Hometown (SHOS) were up more than 1% after Sears Holdings Corp. announced $1.0 billion in new term borrowing.