Office supply chains Staples (SPLS +3.5%), Office Depot (ODP +3.8%), and Office Max (OMX +5.2%)...

|By:, SA News Editor

Office supply chains Staples (SPLS +3.5%), Office Depot (ODP +3.8%), and Office Max (OMX +5.2%) post strong gains following late news yesterday that Staples is drawing interest from P-E firms. While still far from being back in favor, sentiment on the sector has picked up a bit with costs getting trimmed and back-to-school sales reported to be brisk.