Sears Canada to Pay $1.7B Dividend

Shares of Sears Holdings (SHLD) are getting a boost in late day trading today after Sears Canada announced it would distribute the majority of proceeds from the sale of its credit card division to shareholders in the form of special dividends. Sears Holdings owns 54% of the Canadian division, and stands to net more than $900 million in cash from the payout. This is another windfall for Eddie Lampert to allocate profitably for shareholders that Wall Street isn’t really focusing on.