Sears Is Cheap for a Reason

Yesterday, I cited some data that point to the difficult situation that many U.S. consumers are finding themselves in. The average U.S. household is earning less now than when the Great Recession ended four years ago. The back-to-school buying season will soon end, and before too long it will be Halloween and year-end holiday shopping, and it's not shaping up so well. 

I've already shared my bearish view on the quick-service restaurants and higher-end establishments that are a part of consumer spending -- companies such as Red Robin Gourmet (RRGB), Darden (DRI) and Del Frisco's (DFRG). Shares of Del Frisco's and Darden are down over the last six weeks or so, and from a technical-analysis perspective, Red Robin shares look like they are poised for a pullback....329 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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