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NEW YORK (
) -- The ex-dividend date for
) is tomorrow, September 26, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 11 cents per share. At a price of $12.35 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.6%.
The average volume for Staples has been 14.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Staples has a market cap of $8.43 billion and is part of the
industry. Shares are down 11% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.
Staples, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an office products company. The company offers various office supplies and services, office machines and related products, computers and related products, and office furniture under Staples, Quill, and other proprietary brands. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.4, equal to the average specialty retail industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Staples as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full
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