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Staples, Inc. (SPLS)

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  • Mar. 6, 2013, 7:30 AM
    Staples (SPLS) declares $0.12/share quarterly dividend, 9% increase from prior dividend of $0.11. Forward yield 3.61%. For shareholders of record Mar. 29. Payable Apr. 18. Ex-div date Mar. 27. (PR)
    | Mar. 6, 2013, 7:30 AM | Comment!
  • Mar. 6, 2013, 6:54 AM
    More on Staples' (SPLS) Q4: Sales excluding the 53rd week in 2012 fell 3.8% Y/Y as comparable store sales were 5% lower. Online sales rose 7% with the company increasing its investment in the online business. The retailer expects 2013 sales to increase at a low single-digits rate and EPS to fall in a range of $1.30 to $1.35. (PR)
    | Mar. 6, 2013, 6:54 AM | Comment!
  • Mar. 6, 2013, 6:42 AM
    Staples (SPLS): Q4 EPS of $0.46 beats by $0.01. Revenue of $6.57B misses by $150M. (PR)
    | Mar. 6, 2013, 6:42 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 6, 2013, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: AEO, AMRC, BF.B, BIG, END, HOV, POZN, SPLS, TFM, WMC, WRES
    | Mar. 6, 2013, 12:05 AM | Comment!
  • Mar. 5, 2013, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: AEO, AMRC, BF.B, BIG, END, HOV, POZN, SPLS, TFM, WMC, WRES
    | Mar. 5, 2013, 5:30 PM | Comment!
  • Feb. 20, 2013, 9:29 AM
    Shares of OfficeMax (OMX), Office Depot (ODP), and Staples (SPLS) all retreat in premarket action after word hits that the press release covering the ODP-OMX merger was released prematurely. Reuters is reporting talks on a deal are still ongoing.
    | Feb. 20, 2013, 9:29 AM | Comment!
  • Feb. 20, 2013, 7:55 AM
    Shares of all three office supply companies are on the rise after Office Depot decides to merge with OfficeMax in an all-stock deal. The quick analyst take is that Staples may take some market share while the newlyweds get to know each other. Premarket: SPLS +3.8%, ODP +13.6%, OMX +15.4%.
    | Feb. 20, 2013, 7:55 AM | Comment!
  • Feb. 19, 2013, 10:42 AM
    Though it makes sense that an Office Depot-OfficeMax merger could lead to higher sales for Staples (SPLS +14.5%), analysts warn it's a guessing game until the merger is actually announced and visibility clears up on how many stores could actually be closed. CNN's Paul La Monica also warns that the shakeup in the office supply sector doesn't change the reality that Amazon is still Amazon.
    | Feb. 19, 2013, 10:42 AM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 19, 2013, 9:15 AM
    The deal that makes sense? Though regulators may still have something to say, investors are acting like the merger in the office supply sector is a done deal. OfficeMax (OMX) is now up 22.6% premarket, while Office Depot (ODP) is on a 31.2% tear. Retail analyst Rahul Sharma sum up the sentiment: "Consolidation = much-needed capacity cuts. Win-win for all 3 players."
    | Feb. 19, 2013, 9:15 AM | 2 Comments
  • Feb. 19, 2013, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: NVGN +130%. ODP +33%. OMX +26%. SPLS +14%. CEDC +8%. UNXL +8%. PWER +6%. BBY +5%.
    Losers: HUM -10%. YNDX -8%. CI -5%.
    | Feb. 19, 2013, 9:10 AM | Comment!
  • Feb. 19, 2013, 8:14 AM
    Shares of Staples (SPLS) jump 12.2% higher premarket after all the talk of an Office Depot and OfficeMax merger raises enthusiasm on the impact on the company of a world with only two office supply chains. Paul La Monica speculates the potential ODP-OMX deal may also rekindle the Staples go-private chatter.
    | Feb. 19, 2013, 8:14 AM | Comment!
  • Feb. 19, 2013, 7:03 AM
    Antitrust attorneys think that a potential merger between Office Depot (ODP) and OfficeMax could face stiff headwinds from the Federal Trade Commission, although the pairing stands a better chance than if Staples (SPLS) were to try to combine with either company. Early investor reaction: ODP +11.2% premarket and OMX +13.1%.
    | Feb. 19, 2013, 7:03 AM | Comment!
  • Feb. 15, 2013, 7:34 AM
    Staples (SPLS) SVP Regis Mulot discloses via Twitter that the company plans to sell Apple products in U.S. stores. The tweet (screengrab) has since been deleted by the exec.
    | Feb. 15, 2013, 7:34 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 30, 2013, 7:38 AM
    Deutsche Post might sell a unit of DHL in the U.S. to a retailer interested in topping off its "last mile" delivery service. A sale could also launch a more dramatic move into same-day delivery in key markets for the buyer. Though sources aren't talking about which company is in the mix, a deal price in the $100M range could draw in AMZN, WMT, ODP, SHLD, TGT, SPLS, or OMX.
    | Jan. 30, 2013, 7:38 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 28, 2013, 10:22 AM
    The National Retail Federation forecasts 2013 retail sales will increase at a rate of 3.4%, lower than the 4.2% rise seen in 2012. Consumer attitudes will be influenced by higher payroll taxes and the ongoing fiscal cliff drama before improving in the second half of the year, according to the trade group. Retailers with strong online businesses should be able to ride out the moderate growth period adequately with online sales forecast to rise between 9% and 12% for the year.
    | Jan. 28, 2013, 10:22 AM | 9 Comments
  • Jan. 22, 2013, 12:45 PM
    Credit Suisse thinks the time is ripe for the long-awaited merger between Office Depot (ODP -2.6%) and OfficeMax (OMX +0.3%) to finally occur. A combined company could create some synergistic opportunities and give Staples (SPLS +0.8%) something to think about in the sector. But is it too late to catch the wave? Shares of OfficeMax and Office Depot have already drawn investors in this year on M&A speculation, up 13% and 38% YTD respectively.
    | Jan. 22, 2013, 12:45 PM | Comment!
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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.