Staples Inc (SPLS)

10.25
0.01 0.10
Prev Close 10.24
Open 10.24
Day Low/High 10.24 / 10.26
52 Wk Low/High 8.00 / 14.72
Volume 9.79M
Avg Volume 13.25M
Exchange
Shares Outstanding 656.71M
Market Cap 6.73B
EPS -2.30
Div & Yield 0.48 (4.70%)
For Value Investors, Arbiter Partners Knows How to Pick 'Em

For Value Investors, Arbiter Partners Knows How to Pick 'Em

These managers have great track records and I have made money stealing their ideas.

What to Watch This Week: Walmart and Target Earnings, Federal Reserve Speakers

What to Watch This Week: Walmart and Target Earnings, Federal Reserve Speakers

Retail earnings and Federal Reserve speakers will be in focus for the week of August, 15.

Closing Bell: Kate Spade Slumps; Dow Snaps Seven-Day Losing Streak

Closing Bell: Kate Spade Slumps; Dow Snaps Seven-Day Losing Streak

The Dow snapped a seven-day losing streak with only slight gains as traders appeared hesitant ahead of Friday's jobs report.

Office Depot Has a Bounce-Back Quarter

Office Depot Has a Bounce-Back Quarter

The office-supply retailer initiates an annualized $0.10 per share dividend and ups its stock buyback program.

Is PriceSmart a No Brainer?

Is PriceSmart a No Brainer?

Founded by Price Club veterans, this stock looks promising.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

"There are two kinds of people in the world, my friend: Those with a rope around the neck and the people who have the job of doing the cutting." Tuco The Ugly, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Strange references often jump off of the page as I write m...

3 Ways to Play Retail into Back-to-School Season

3 Ways to Play Retail into Back-to-School Season

A parental shopping binge may be on its way, this summer; here is how to play it.

Staples Isn’t Sweating Amazon This Back To School Shopping Season

Staples Isn’t Sweating Amazon This Back To School Shopping Season

Amazon who? At least that seems to be the stance of office supplies giant Staples.

SPLS Investor Mtg.

Walgreens Is a Perfect Stock for Either a Trump or Clinton Presidency

A Clinton presidency will ensure upending support for ObamaCare, while a Trump presidency won't be able to touch it. Either way, Walgreens Boots Alliance wins.

Staples CEO Ron Sargent to Step Down After Failed Office Depot Merger

Staples CEO Ron Sargent to Step Down After Failed Office Depot Merger

Shares of Staples are down fractionally Wednesday on word the company's CEO has decided to step down after the failed merger with Office Depot.

Morning Movers: NKE, SPLS, WFM, KHC, DWRE

Analyst actions dominate premarket movements as U.S. indices look to start June in the red.

My Takeaways and Observations

Peak Housing? No follow-through from the homebuilders today. Peak Bank Stocks?  Ali Blah Blah -- aka Alibaba (BABA) -- is a downside highlight today. See my post.  Small short adds and small long adds.  I remain manifestly bearish -- but, as I have ...

Don't Get Too Attached to Staples' Dividend

Don't Get Too Attached to Staples' Dividend

The company will need the cash it's paying to investors to either maintain operations or restructure itself.

Midday Report: Bank of America Backs Staples; Stocks Are Cautious

Midday Report: Bank of America Backs Staples; Stocks Are Cautious

Stocks struggled for direction as the possibility of a rate hike in June continued to loom large over Wall Street.

Staples upgraded at BofA/Merrill

Staples Returns to Normalcy, but Headwinds Remain After Failed Merger

Staples' market position will leave Office Depot dazed and confused, but other challenges are lurking.

Future Looks Bleak for Office Depot and Staples After Failed Merger

Future Looks Bleak for Office Depot and Staples After Failed Merger

Now that a federal judge has blocked the merger between Staples and Office Depot, neither company has a chance to survive over the long run.

Midday Report: Goldman Gives Tesla Thumbs-Up; U.S. Stocks Fluctuate Ahead of Fed

Midday Report: Goldman Gives Tesla Thumbs-Up; U.S. Stocks Fluctuate Ahead of Fed

U.S. stocks were in flux as investors awaited further clues from the Federal Reserve as to the next rate hike.

Fed Minutes Could Help Struggling Markets as Futures Continue Decline

Target was down 8% premarket, following its latest earnings release. 

What's Ahead Wednesday: More Retailers Step Up and Report Quarterly Results

What's Ahead Wednesday: More Retailers Step Up and Report Quarterly Results

In 'What's Ahead on Wall Street' for Wednesday May 18, a handful of retailers are scheduled to post their latest financial results.

Trending Tickers: HD, P, ABBV, ODP, LC

Home Depot shares were falling despite a strong first-quarter showing. 

What's Ahead in the Week: L Brands, Home Depot Post Quarterly Results

What's Ahead in the Week: L Brands, Home Depot Post Quarterly Results

For the week of May 16, earnings season is starting to slow down but investors will still have a few more retailer results to digest.

Activists Also to Blame for Mega-Deal Failures

Insurgent managers pushed for big mergers and hostile bids that ended up with government challenges and threats.

FTC and Amazon Put Office Supply Business in the Shredder

Rejection of the Office Depot/Staples merger brings into question the long-term viability of these chains.

Stressed Out: Downgrades Aren't in Short Supply for Office Depot, Staples

Analysts at Jefferies and UBS downgrade the companies after a judge blocks their merger.

Woe is 'Re' (as in 'Retail')

Macy's poor guidance is but one sign of retailing's problems.

Woe is 'Re' (as in 'Retail')

The hits just keep on coming for retailers. Following dismal forward guidance earlier this week from The Gap (GPS), Macy's (M) and Fossil (FOSL) issued similarly downbeat outlooks over the past day or so as well. The "oil-dividend thesis" is played ...

Trending Tickers: DIS, SPLS, ODP, BP, M

Office Depot and Staples weighed heavily on falling markets Wednesday. 

The Book of Boockvar

Peter Boockvar writes about sentiment, housing, the price of paper and other items in today's missive (which includes a nice shout-out to me): "Investors Intelligence's latest sentiment survey shows that bulls fell one point to 39.2%, their lowest l...