Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) Analyst Estimates And Rating

Stock exchanged hands with the total volume of 2.93 Million shares, as contrast to its average volume of 3.05 Million shares. The stock's 52-week range is $7.24 - $11.37. The company's 50-day moving average price is $9.18 and its 200 day moving average price is $8.82. This is sharply lower than the Street estimate of $5.04 billion.

Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, March 9th. On a non-GAAP basis, the company announced a net income from continuing operations, which was $586 million, or $0.9 per diluted share.

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The company said on Thursday that same-store sales in the region fell seven percent during the fourth quarter. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.26 EPS. While revenue estimates for the current year is $20.25B, Staples, Inc.

Staples shares rose $0.19 (+2.12%) to $9.15 in premarket trading Thursday.

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Back on 3/4/2016 the company's estimated EPS value was $0.28 and it reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter ended on 1/2016. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 22nd. Additionally, the company is still maintaining its $0.12 dividend, for a yield of about 5.4%, which may be encouraging for those helping to lift the stock today. Staples's dividend payout ratio is presently -66.67%.

Total shares held by institutions as of the most recent company filings are 413,988,606 with a reported 35,546,183 bought and 60,875,112 sold. That failed attempt resulted in the company searching for a new growth plan. TheStreet raised Staples from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday, December 5th. Telsey Advisory Group lifted their price target on Staples from $8.00 to $9.00 and gave the stock a "market perform" rating in a report on Thursday, November 17th. Loop Capital initiated coverage on Staples in a research report on Tuesday, December 13th. They issued a "hold" rating and a $10.00 target price for the company. Twelve equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company.

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For its retail operations, Staples executives have said the company will work to dominate in core office supply categories like ink, toner and paper, and divest its European operations while exploring other acquisitions; it unloaded its United Kingdom operations in November. Yacktman Asset Management LP now owns 2,252,300 shares of the company's stock worth $19,415,000 after buying an additional 9,900 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its position in Staples by 50.5% in the third quarter. Finally, Amalgamated Bank boosted its position in Staples by 286.1% in the second quarter.


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