HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) _ Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. (SHOS) on Friday reported a loss of $9.3 million in its fiscal second quarter.

The Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based company said it had a loss of 41 cents per share.

The appliance, hardware and tool retailer posted revenue of $431 million in the period.

The company's shares closed at $3.15. A year ago, they were trading at $1.80.

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