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February 18, 2013
14:52 EDTOMX, ODPOfficeMax, Office Depot in merger talks, WSJ says
In order to strengthen themselves against competition from the likes of Staples (SPLS) and Amazon (AMZN), people familiar with the matter are saying that, OfficeMax (OMX) and Office Depot(ODP) are in advanced talks to merge, says the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
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December 16, 2014
10:35 EDTODPOffice Depot rises after BB&T upgrades shares citing merger potential
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09:59 EDTODPOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:14 EDTODPOffice Depot upgraded at BB&T
As noted earlier, BB&T upgraded Office Depot (ODP)to Buy from Hold . The firm thinks the probability of a merger between Office Depot and Staples (SPLS) has risen significantly following Starboard Value's accumulation of a stake in Staples (SPLS). BB&t thinks that such a deal would be highly EPS accretive at substantial premiums to Office Depot's current stock price., and it thinks that Office Depot's stock is posied to rise even without a transaction.
09:10 EDTODPOffice Depot upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T
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December 12, 2014
16:33 EDTODPStocks finish week lower amid steep decline in oil prices
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December 11, 2014
17:35 EDTODPStaples, Office Depot both look like 'buys', Barron's says
Starboard Value's increased stakes in Staples (SPLS) and Office Depot (ODP) could make a merger more likely; however, even without a merger, both stocks look like "buys," Barron's argues in its 'Barron's Take' column. Reference Link
16:30 EDTODPOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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15:15 EDTODPStarboard confident FTC would approve Staples-Office Depot deal, Bloomberg says
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14:31 EDTODPOffice Depot, Staples rise amid merger speculation, Citi says tie-up unlikely
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13:03 EDTODPOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:58 EDTODPStarboard wants Staples, Office Depot merger, CNBC reports
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11:49 EDTODPStarboard likely to push for Staples, Office Depot merger, says Citigroup
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09:16 EDTODPOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:37 EDTODPStaples, Office Depot merger would face FTC contract hurdle, says Janney Capital
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06:25 EDTODPStarboard may push for Staples, Office Depot merger, WSJ reports
Activist investor Starboard Value LP may push for a merger between Staples (SPLS) and Office Depot (ODP), Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Starboard this morning reported a new 5.1% stake in Staples while also upping its position in Office Depot to 9.9% from 8.6%. The activist didn't detail any of the changes it seeks in today's filings. Reference Link
06:19 EDTODPStarboard raises stake in Office Depot to 9.9% from 8.6%
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06:17 EDTODPStarboard reports new Staples stake, ups Office Depot position
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05:50 EDTODPStocks with implied volatility movement; SPY ODP
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Standard and Poor's Depository Receipts (SPY) 16, Office Depot (ODP) 67 according to iVolatility.

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