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Staples, Inc. (SPLS) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.12

Staples, Inc. (SPLS) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.12

In terms of earnings per share, 12 analysts have a 0.17 EPS mean target for the quarter ending Apr-17, for the quarter ending Jul-17, 12 analysts have a 0.12 EPS mean target and for the quarter ending Jul-17 there are 15 estimates of 0.88 EPS. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $11.37 on April 19, 2016 and touched its 52-Week Low of $7.24 on Nov 1, 2016. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a $9.00 price target on shares of Staples in a research report on Friday, November 18th.

Staples in the fourth quarter has acquired Capital Office Products, an independent office products dealer that has generated more than $100 million of revenue in its last fiscal year. (NASDAQ:SPLS). The most expectant earnings per share estimate of the stock is set at $0.9 while the conservative estimates kept at $0.87 over the current year.

On Oct 16 Staples, Inc. The stock now shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -2.98 percent while its Weekly performance value is -2.34%. In terms of volatility, it has a beta coefficient of 1.75 and technical analysis volatility indicator called Average True Range or ATR around 0.27. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $9.15 and its 200-day moving average price is $8.82. To counter that, SPLS sports a low debt-to-equity ratio of 22.5%, indicating financial strength; however, its liquidity and profitability against the debt-obligations are equally significant. The firm's market capitalization is $5.71 billion. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.26.

Following the results, the stock is trading up 2.12 percent in pre-market trading.

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Stock has got outperform rating from 12 analysts of Thomson Reuters whereas 11 analysts given hold rating to the stock.

Insider Trades for Staples, Inc. show that the latest trade was made on 7 Dec 2016 where Conte (Mark), the Officer completed a transaction type "Sell" in which 5195 shares were traded at a price of $9.97. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $10.04. (NASDAQ:SPLS) in which Deutsche Bank Maintains Staples, Inc.

Staples, Inc. Gross Margin percentage stands at 25.9% while its Operating Margin for trailing twelve month is -1.5 percent and Profit margin (ttm) is -2.2 Percent.


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