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) pushed the Specialty Retail industry higher today making it today's featured specialty retail winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Staples rose $0.17 (1.2%) to $14.37 on average volume. Throughout the day, 8,781,898 shares of Staples exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,429,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $14.15-$14.46 after having opened the day at $14.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.20. Other companies within the Specialty Retail industry that increased today were:
), up 9.2%,
), up 8.5%,
), up 7.7% and
), up 4.0%.
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Staples, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an office products company. It operates in three segments: North American Stores & Online, North American Commercial, and International Operations. Staples has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 23.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Staples a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Staples as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.
- You can view the full Staples Ratings Report.
On the negative front,
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), down 6.1%,
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), down 2.9%.
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