1. The model downgraded office-products seller Staples to "hold."The numbers: Fourth-quarter profit decreased 18% to $234 million, or 32 cents a share, as revenue ascended 3.8% to $6.4 billion. The operating margin increased marginally to 7.6%. Staples holds $1.4 billion of cash and $2.6 billion of debt. The stock: Staples has advanced 58% in the past 12 months, trailing U.S. indices. The stock sells for a price-to-projected-earnings ratio of 14, a 17% discount to its peer group average. A PEG ratio of 0.8 reflects a discount relative to growth expectations. -- Reported by Jake Lynch in Boston.