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  • Tue, Jan. 12, 9:16 AM
    • The FTC has no interest in striking a settlement with Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) on its acquisition of Office Depot (NASDAQ:ODP), according to New York Post.
    • Hopes of a deal were raised last week when FTC attorney Tara Reinhart said in court that talks were still ensuing.
    • Staples and Office Depot have traded with some volatility off of merger-related developments in the past.
    | Tue, Jan. 12, 9:16 AM
  • Tue, Jan. 5, 4:19 PM
    • A FTC lawyer confirmed today in a courtroom hearing that talks with Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) over a merger with Office Depot are still progressing.
    • Shares of Staples and Office Depot ended the day higher on renewed optimism that a deal can be salvaged.
    • Previously: Merger buzz swirls around Office Depot and Staples (Jan. 05 2016)
    | Tue, Jan. 5, 4:19 PM | 1 Comment
  • Dec. 8, 2015, 8:27 AM
    | Dec. 8, 2015, 8:27 AM | 9 Comments
  • Dec. 7, 2015, 2:39 PM
    • The FTC announces it filed a lawsuit to block the Staples (SPLS -11.5%) and Office Depot (ODP -15.3%) merger.
    • Both Staples and Office Depot are down sharply with the FTC press release indicating deep concerns over the supply store combination.
    | Dec. 7, 2015, 2:39 PM | 10 Comments
  • Dec. 4, 2015, 5:44 PM
    • Top gainers, as of 5.25 p.m.: PBY +6.1%. ETE +2.7%. SPLS +3.2%. VNR +3.1%. SUNE +1.7%.
    • Top losers, as of 5.25 p.m.: CMG -7.7%. ATW -4.3%. TMO -3.1%. HZNP -1.7%. CLX -1.5%.
    | Dec. 4, 2015, 5:44 PM | 8 Comments
  • Nov. 30, 2015, 8:55 AM
    • U.S. regulators are leaning toward blocking a merger between Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) and Office Depot (NASDAQ:ODP), sources tell New York Post.
    • The FTC could take legal action ahead of a December 8 deadline or extend the review period.
    • Shares of ODP are down 2.81% in premarket action, while Staples is inactive.
    | Nov. 30, 2015, 8:55 AM | 6 Comments
  • Nov. 19, 2015, 9:46 AM
    • Weak guidance from Best Buy isn't going unnoticed by investors of Conn's (CONN -2%) and hhgregg (HGG -3.6%).
    • Office Depot and Staples (SPLS -3.1%) are also lower on concerns over electronics sales.
    • The retail sector in general has been very skittish this earnings season, despite some upside surprises.
    • Over the last 30 days, the S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT) is down 6%, while the S&P 500 Index is up 3%.
    • Retail ETFs: XLY, VCR, RTH, RETL, IYK, FXD, FDIS, RCD, PMR, UGE, SZK, BITE
    • Previously: Best Buy slides after holiday guidance disappoints (Nov. 19 2015)
    | Nov. 19, 2015, 9:46 AM | 2 Comments
  • Nov. 18, 2015, 7:01 AM
    • Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) reports North American stores and online sales dropped 7.8% to $2.61B and comp declined 2% in Q3.
    • North American Commercial sales increased 0.7% to 2.17B.
    • International operations sales decreased 16.8% to $807M.
    • Gross margin rate improved 40 bps to 27.2%.
    • Non-GAAP operating margin rate rose 20 bps to 6.4%.
    • Q4 Guidance: Sales: decrease Y/Y; Non-GAAP EPS: $0.26 to $0.30.
    • The company expects to generate more than $600M free cash flow for FY2015.
    • SPLS -3.05% premarket.
    | Nov. 18, 2015, 7:01 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 14, 2015, 3:06 PM
    • Staples (SPLS +3.6%) is exploring selling assets in order to makes its merger with Office Depot (ODP +4.4%) more palatable to regulators, sources tell Bloomberg.
    • The FTC is expected to either ask for concessions from the office supply chains or file a lawsuit to block the merger.
    • Both Staples and Office Depot have moved higher in afternoon trading on strong volume moves.
    | Oct. 14, 2015, 3:06 PM | 5 Comments
  • Sep. 25, 2015, 7:40 AM
    • Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) says it will continue to work with the European Commission in order to gain approval for its merger with Office Depot (NASDAQ:ODP).
    • Earlier today, a phase II review of the deal was announced by the EC.
    • Shares of ODP are down 1.36% in premarket action, while SPLS hasn't started trading yet.
    • Previously: EU launches heavy probe into Staples, Office Depot tie-up (Sep. 25 2015)
    | Sep. 25, 2015, 7:40 AM
  • Aug. 19, 2015, 1:33 PM
    • Underlying results from Staples (SPLS -1.4%) were strong in Q2, according to a read from Citigroup.
    • North American Commercial sales growth of 2.6% and a beat on the consolidated compstood out.
    • Citi thinks shares may be held back by ongoing concerns over the company's merger with Office Depot.
    • Previously: Staples EPS in-line, misses on revenue (Aug. 19 2015)
    | Aug. 19, 2015, 1:33 PM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 19, 2015, 6:44 AM
    • Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) reports North American stores and online sales fell 7.6% to $2.11B and comp declined 2%.
    • North American Commercial sales rose 2.6% to 2.05B.
    • International operations sales slipped 17.2% to $780M.
    • Gross margin rate improved 40 bps to 25.6%.
    • Non-GAAP operating margin rate grew 30 bps to 2.6%.
    • Q3 Guidance: Sales: decrease Y/Y; Non-GAAP EPS: $0.33 to $0.36.
    • The company expects to generate more than $600M free cash flow for FY2015.
    • SPLS -1.55% premarket.
    • Q2 results
    | Aug. 19, 2015, 6:44 AM
  • Aug. 4, 2015, 8:38 AM
    • Office Depot (NASDAQ:ODP) indicated the company will accelerate the pace it closes stores this year.
    • 175 stores will be shuttered this year and at least 60 next year. Overall, 400 stores will be closed by the end of 2016 from the original count.
    • There's a confident tone from the company on the upcoming merger with Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) delivering the promised synergy benefits and clearing regulatory hurdles. The deal has already been approved in China and New Zealand.
    • Previously: Office Depot EPS in-line, misses on revenue
    • Previously: Store closures and F/X impact Office Depot in Q2
    • ODP +1.3% premarket.
    | Aug. 4, 2015, 8:38 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 24, 2015, 9:19 AM
    | Jun. 24, 2015, 9:19 AM
  • Jun. 19, 2015, 9:14 AM
    • Shareholders with Office Depot (NASDAQ:ODP) approved the company's merger with Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) by a whopping 99.5% majority.
    • The office store chain combination is still slated to close this calendar year as the regulatory process works itself out.
    • ODP +2.84% premarket to $9.42 and SPLS +1.98% to $16.75.
    | Jun. 19, 2015, 9:14 AM | 7 Comments
  • May 20, 2015, 7:24 AM
    • Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) reports North American stores and online sales fell 10% to $2.37B.
    • North American Commercial sales grew 2.5% to 2.108B.
    • International operations declined 18.9% to $782M.
    • Gross margin rate increased 66 bps to 25.60%.
    • Non-GAAP operating margin rate grew 6 bps to 3.29%.
    • Q2 Guidance: Sales: decrease Y/Y; Non-GAAP EPS: $0.11 to $0.13.
    • The company expects to generate more than $600M free cash flow for FY2015.
    • SPLS -3.17% premarket.
    • Q1 results
    | May 20, 2015, 7:24 AM
Company Description
Staples Inc operates as an office products company that sells and delivers office products and services. The Company provides products, services and expertise in the categories of office supplies, technology, furniture, Copy & Print & among ohers.