Staples, Inc. is a provider of products and services for business customers and consumers. The Company offers a selection of products, Websites and mobile platforms, and a range of copy, print and technology services. The Company operates through three business segments, which include North American Stores & Online, North American Commercial and International Operations. The North American Stores & Online segment includes its retail stores and Staples.com businesses in the United States and Canada. The North American Commercial segment consists of the United States and Canadian businesses that sell and deliver products and services directly to businesses, including Staples Advantage and Quill.com. The International Operations segment consists of businesses in approximately 25 countries in Europe, Australia, South America and Asia. It serves businesses of all sizes and consumers in North America, Europe, Australia, South America and Asia.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Retail/Wholesale
- Industry: Specialty Retail, Other
- Sub-Industry: Specialty Stores
- Exchange: NASDAQ
- Symbol: SPLS
- CUSIP: 85503010
- Previous Close: $9.31
- 50 Day Moving Average: $9.16
- 200 Day Moving Average: $8.82
- 52-Week Range: $7.24 - $11.37
- Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.23
- P/E Growth: 5.27
- Market Cap: $6.06B
- Outstanding Shares: 650,546,000
- Beta: 1.78
- Net Margins: -2.25%
- Return on Equity: 11.46%
- Return on Assets: 5.50%
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- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.22%
- Current Ratio: 1.65%
- Quick Ratio: 1.02%
What is Staples' stock symbol?
Staples trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SPLS."
How often does Staples pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Staples?
Staples announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, December 6th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 21st will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share on Thursday, January 12th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.16%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 19th.
Where is Staples' stock going? Where will Staples' stock price be in 2017?
13 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Staples' shares. Their forecasts range from $8.00 to $15.00. On average, they expect Staples' stock price to reach $10.10 in the next twelve months.
When will Staples announce their earnings?
Staples is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, March, 2nd 2017.
What are analysts saying about Staples stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Staples stock:
According to Zacks Investment Research, "Staples has significantly outperformed the Zacks categorized industry in the last six months thanks to its strategic plans to boost long-term value. We believe the company’s actions to streamline operations aimed at enhancing productivity and performance of its North American business bode well. Further, its cost containment efforts that target annualized cost savings of nearly $300 million by 2018 show promise. The company also remains positioned to gain from its plans to shut down underperforming North American stores as well as boosting online presence in order to bolster productivity and sales. However, we expect the persistent weakness in the office products sector, technological advancements and stiff competition to continue weighing on the company’s performance. International sales also remain a drag. Estimates have been stable lately ahead of the company’s fourth quarter earnings release." (2/20/2017)
Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Q3 EPS was in line, though Street estimates were at the high end of new Q4 guidance range. Sales were a bit light of expectations, but margins were better. As telegraphed last quarter, SPLS acquired an independent dealer with over $100 million in revenue as it focuses on mid-market." (11/18/2016)
Who owns Staples stock?
Staples' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include /PZENA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC (4.98%), FMR LLC (4.59%), State Street Corp (4.48%), Credit Agricole S A (2.53%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.56%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.91%). Company insiders that own Staples stock include Mark Conte, Michael Williams, Paul-Henri Ferrand and Shira Goodman.
Who sold Staples stock? Who is selling Staples stock?
Staples' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, GoodHaven Capital Management LLC, Thornburg Investment Management Inc., FMR LLC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Baird Financial Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Staples stock in the last year include Mark Conte and Michael Williams.
Who bought Staples stock? Who is buying Staples stock?
Staples' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Credit Agricole S A, DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., State Street Corp, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Allianz Asset Management AG and A.R.T. Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought Staples stock in the last two years include Paul-Henri Ferrand and Shira Goodman.
How do I buy Staples stock?
Shares of Staples can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
How much does a share of Staples stock cost?
One share of Staples stock can currently be purchased for approximately $9.31.