STAPLES INC

(NASDAQ: SPLS)
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STAPLES INC: STOCK RATING SUMMARY
10
StockScouter

STAPLES INC, a mid-cap value company in the consumer services sector, is expected to significantly outperform the market over the next six months with average risk.

10 is the best possible rating.

QUICK SUMMARY
Pro

The price-to-earnings multiple is lower than average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Positive

The StockScouter measure of relative price change and consistency is very high. Very positive

Earnings growth in the past year has accelerated rapidly compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Positive

Con

One or more analysts has modestly decreased quarterly earnings estimates for SPLS. Negative

FUNDAMENTAL
Grade: A

The most recent quarterly earnings report was approximately equal to or higher than analysts’ consensus forecast, but not to a degree that is predictive of future returns. Neutral

Earnings growth in the past year has accelerated rapidly compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Positive

One or more analysts has modestly decreased quarterly earnings estimates for SPLS. Negative

OWNERSHIP
Grade: C

Insider trading information is unavailable or inconsistent.

Shares are neither being accumulated heavily nor sold heavily by financial institutions. Neutral for a large company like SPLS

VALUATION
Grade: B

The price-to-earnings multiple is lower than average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Positive

The price-to-sales multiple is significantly lower than the average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Positive/Neutral for a medium- to large-sized company like SPLS

The ratio of SPLS's price-to-earnings multiple to its five-year growth rate is unavailable or inconsistent.

TECHNICAL
Grade: A

The StockScouter measure of relative price change and consistency is very high. Very positive

Previous day's closing price for SPLS was slightly above its 50-day moving average. Positive

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