ODP : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Judge: Staples and Office Depot Blew It at Trial

    May 18, 2016
    If there's anyone to blame for the failure of the merger between Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP), ...
  2. Office Depot Has a Plan for Life Without Staples

    May 17, 2016
    Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) spent more than a year in limbo as it waited for federal regulators to approve its deal to be ...
  3. Office Depot and Staples Failed Merger Costs $250 Million (ODP, ...

    May 12, 2016
    Because of Staples' decision, the company must pay now Office Depot a $250 million break up fee.
  4. Federal Judge Kills Staples/Office Depot Merger

    May 11, 2016
    Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) has dropped its bid to acquire rival Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) after U.S. District Court Judge Emmet ...
  5. Halliburton to Pay Big Breakup Fee to Baker Hughes

    May 3, 2016
    That's going to leave a mark. As a consequence of Halliburton's failed attempt to acquire rival Baker Hughes, the oil industry ...
  6. Office Depot Earnings: What to Expect (ODP, SPLS)

    April 25, 2016
    Office Depot is trying to rebound from years of declining sales, compounded by the dominant rise of Amazon.com's e-commerce ...
  7. Staples Parts With Its Print Solutions Business

    April 21, 2016
    Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) still intends on buying its office supplies retail rival Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) despite the FTC's ...
  8. Has Staples Solved a Major Problem for Retailers?

    April 5, 2016
    While Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) continues to battle federal agencies over its proposed merger with Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP), ...
  9. Oak Investment Partners: Investment Manager Highlight (ODP, DKS)

    March 18, 2016
    Learn about the operations of Oak Investment Partners, a private equity firm with 13 venture capital funds invested primarily ...
  10. What to Expect From Staple's Earnings (SPLS, ODP)

    March 3, 2016
    Not only will Staples' turnaround efforts take tons of time to execute, but its prospects may still get worse before they ...
  11. Office Depot Stock Falls on Earnings Miss (ODP, SPLS)

    February 24, 2016
    Office Depot is working to rebound from years of declining sales, thanks to its failed online strategy, compounded by the ...
  12. Staples: An Activist Investment Analysis (SPLS, ODP)

    January 14, 2016
    Learn about Starboard Value LP's investor activism with Staples Inc. Find out what strategies were encouraged by Starboard ...
  13. FTC Moves to Block the Staples-Office Depot Merger (ODP, SPLS)

    December 8, 2015
    On Monday, an antitrust regulator from the Federal Trade Commission announced it had filed suit to prevent the proposed ...
  14. Oil Continues Its Slide and U.S. Blocks Staples, Office Depot ...

    December 8, 2015
    The price of oil continues to slide below key support levels. Is $25 oil the next stop?
  15. Did FTC Just Signal Approval for This Big Merger? (ODP, SPLS)

    October 28, 2015
    There's a new indication that the long-simmering merger of office supply retailers, Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot ...
  16. Bleak Prospects for Staples/Office Depot Merger (ODP, SPLS)

    October 14, 2015
    Office supply retailers Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) will have to wait a bit longer to find out ...
  17. Staples Staying Closed on Thanksgiving Day (SPLS, ODP)

    October 8, 2015
    Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS), which is currently seeking federal regulatory approval of its purchase of Office Depot, has made ...
  18. Starboard Blasts Media General Merger Proposal (MDP, MEG)

    October 2, 2015
    Broadcast giant Media General (NYSE: MEG) got out of the print business, so it could focus on its television stations, yet ...
  19. Office Depot and Staples Merger: What You Need to Know (SPLS, ...

    September 25, 2015
    A major office-supply company merger is now in the works between Office Depot and Staples. First attempted 18 years ago, ...
  20. Staples Buyout of Office Depot Ready to Collapse? (AMZN, COST)

    September 9, 2015
    What had once seemed like a sure thing now may be ready to fall apart. The dire straits of the office supply industry had ...
  21. Staples Meets on Second Quarter Earnings (ODP, SPLS)

    August 21, 2015
    For Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS), a looming takeover of fellow office supplies retailer Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) looks like ...
  22. Office Depot Broadly Meets Expectations for Q2 (ODP, SPLS)

    August 5, 2015
    In what is possibly one of its last quarters as an independent company, Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) has reported its second ...
  23. Media & Retail Highlight Earnings This Week

    August 2, 2015
    Summer is beginning to wind down and many of the S&P 500 have already shared second-quarter results. However, there still ...
  24. Strategies Activist Shareholders Follow

    July 27, 2015
    Activist shareholders, also called activist investors, are large-scale investors who use their investment power to influence ...
  25. Deutsche Bank Is Talking Troubled Retailers And REIT Risk

    March 26, 2015
    On March 24, Deutsche Bank published a quarterly update of the retail sector, including a watch-list of retail tenants viewed ...
  26. How the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 Indexes Differ

    January 22, 2015
    The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 are used as benchmarks for broader segments of the U.S. stock market. Each index has its own ...
  27. Why Hewlett-Packard Continues To Reinvent Itself

    October 15, 2014
    The pressure to reinvent oneself is huge in the tech sector, and Hewlett-Packard's move to divide into two units is evidence.
  28. Short Sellers Pick Up Some Avon And GameStop (AVP, GME, ODP)

    February 13, 2014
    In the final two weeks of January, when it had become clear how the holiday shopping season had shaken out and the markets ...
  29. Barnes & Noble, J.C. Penney See Short Interest Rise (BKS, JCP, ...

    October 13, 2013
    The back-to-school shopping season was underwhelming, and economic confidence is plummeting ahead of the holiday shopping ...
  30. Wild Short Interest Swings In Barnes & Noble and Rite Aid (BKS, ...

    September 12, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the latter weeks of August. However, ...
  31. No Hurry On Staples

    May 29, 2012
    Though Staples competes with very successful rivals online, and goes up against weaker rivals in the physical store realm, ...
  32. Staples Seems Stuck

    May 22, 2012
    Staples is stuck in an oversaturated North American market that just isn't likely to grow fast enough, while the ongoing ...
  33. The Market's Bipolar Vistaprint Disorder

    October 31, 2011
    Vistaprint has a lot to prove and the stock will likely remain very volatile.
  34. The Vistaprint Roller-Coaster Screams Down Again

    August 5, 2011
    Vistaprint is ridiculously volatile, but perhaps too cheap today.
  35. Staples Presses The Difficult Button

    May 19, 2011
    At a forward earnings multiple of less than 12, there is much more potential upside should Staples management be able to ...
  36. Stocks Affected By Second Quarter Stall

    July 8, 2010
    The huge stock market rally that began in the depths of the financial crisis in March 2009, has stalled and reversed.
  37. Staples Actually Doing Quite Well

    March 4, 2010
    Look for further operating gains at Staples, as the global economy continues to improve.
  38. 6 Stocks Outperforming The Entire S&P 500

    December 21, 2009
    These stocks had the biggest gains after the March 9 lows.
  39. Office Supply War Winner

    September 1, 2009
    The office supply sector is in a tough spot and we take a look at which company is best weathering the financial storm.
  40. Staples Prepares To Push The Easy Button

    August 28, 2009
    Staples shares could see some upside in the near future.
  41. Staples On The Rise

    May 28, 2009
    Despite the debt it recently acquired, Staples is much more favorably positioned compared to the pure-play competition.
  42. Stocks Trading Near Their Lows

    April 8, 2009
    When stocks are trading near their lows, there are some possible value plays. We look at some companies that show promise ...
  43. 5 Cheap Stocks Based On Price-To-Sales

    March 24, 2009
    P/S can be a better valuation tool than P/E during a recession, but it's not a sure thing.
  44. 5 Low P/E Stock Picks For January

    January 5, 2009
    Stock with low P/E ratios are not a sure thing, but this metric can point you in the right direction.
  45. Decoding Office Depot's Q3 Delay (ODP)

    October 31, 2007
    Office Depot shredded plans to release its third-quarter results. Look for shares to trade lower, much lower.
  46. Office Depot's Mediocre Q1 (ODP)

    May 2, 2007
    Office Depot reported a so-so first quarter, leaving investors little to get excited about.
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