SPLS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Postal Union Kills USPS-Staples Partnership

    January 9, 2017
    Let no good deed go unpunished seems to be the new motto of the U.S. Postal Service, which has killed a pilot project with ...
  2. Barnes & Noble Names New Chief Operating Officer

    November 22, 2016
    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS), which only has a semi-permanent CEO, now has a new second-in-command. The bookstore chain ...
  3. Office Depot Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Tuesday (ODP, SPLS)

    November 21, 2016
    Office Depot will send its dividend payment on Dec. 15 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 25.
  4. Staples Will Help Employees Repay Student Loans

    November 2, 2016
    The battle to recruit and retain good employees has gotten more intense as the economy has improved. Among the tools some ...
  5. Retailers Respond to Thanksgiving Day Backlash

    October 13, 2016
    A faltering economy, intense online competition, and a need to one-up their bricks-and-mortar rivals led retailers one after ...
  6. Staples Makes Interim CEO Shira Goodman Permanent

    September 27, 2016
    Shira Goodman is no longer the interim CEO of office supply retailer Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS). She hasn't been replaced; rather, ...
  7. Office Depot to Sell Its European Business

    September 26, 2016
    Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) is abandoning an entire continent. Following through on an ambition expressed earlier this year, ...
  8. Office Depot CEO to Leave in Wake of Failed Merger

    August 22, 2016
    Office Depot's (NASDAQ: ODP) top executive will join his counterpart from Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) on the unemployment line ...
  9. Staples Stock Falls Amid Weak Guidance (SPLS, ODP)

    August 17, 2016
    The potential turnaround that investors have been waiting for in Staples will need more time.
  10. Katy Perry & Staples Team Up to Fight Classroom Poverty (SPLS)

    June 24, 2016
    Katy Perry and Staples are working together to bring awareness to a charity that supports American teachers and classrooms.
  11. Staples Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (SPLS)

    June 22, 2016
    Staples will send its dividend payment on July 14 to shareholders of record as of June 24.
  12. Is Office Depot Just Whistling Past the Graveyard?

    June 16, 2016
    Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) just shocked everyone by announcing it was hiring 8,000 employees for the summer back-to-school ...
  13. Competition Heats Up Between Staples & Office Depot (SPLS, ODP)

    June 16, 2016
    Staples and Office Depot release plans to woo customers onto their websites and into their stores.
  14. Is Investment Banking Peaking? (PFE, AGN)

    June 15, 2016
    Learn about the numerous challenges facing investment banking and explore whether the industry is peaking.
  15. Staple's CEO to Step Down (SPLS, ODP)

    June 2, 2016
    Sargent's resignation is driven by the failed $6.3 billion merger with smaller competitor Office Depot.
  16. Staples CEO to Step Down After Failed Merger

    June 1, 2016
    Only weeks after a federal judge blocked the merger of Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) as being anticompetitive ...
  17. BAML Upgrades Staples on Potential Asset Sales (SPLS)

    May 24, 2016
    Bank of America/Merrill Lynch upgraded SPLS shares to a buy rating on the basis of pending sales of certain assets.
  18. 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), ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. Staples Stock Declines Ahead of Q1 Earnings (SPLS)

    May 16, 2016
    Wall Street expects the office supplies retailer to deliver year-over-year declines in both earnings per share and revenue.
  21. Why Do Some Failed Mergers Result in Break-Up Fees?

    May 12, 2016
    When mergers go bad, there's often a break-up fee involved of as high as 3-5% of the value of the proposed merger.
  22. 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.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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), ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. Seven Sustainable Retail Dividends

    February 2, 2016
    Seven retailers which pat sustainable dividends when examining both the companies' payout ratios and free cash flows.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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?
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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, ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. Costco Data Breach a Bigger-Than-Expected Problem

    August 7, 2015
    Warehouse membership club Costco (NASDAQ: COST) says it needs more time to secure its photo processing website. Third-party ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. Strategies Activist Shareholders Follow

    July 27, 2015
    Activist shareholders, also called activist investors, are large-scale investors who use their investment power to influence ...
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    July 8, 2014
    A brief overview of how to profit from using put options in your portfolio.
  45. Turning Dimes Into Dollars

    October 29, 2010
    We examine five stocks from apparel stores and specialty retail industries, looking for the most efficent companies at turning ...