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February 19, 2013
10:27 EDTSPLS, ODP, OMXStaples rallies after analysts predict gains from rivals' merger
Staples (SPLS) is jumping after several research analysts predicted that the company would benefit significantly from a potential merger between its rivals, Office Depot (ODP) and OfficeMax (OMX). Following reports that Office Depot and OfficeMax had held talks about combining, Citigroup analyst Kate McShane predicted that the combined company would close some of its stores. Staples could gain market share as a result of these store closures, according to McShane. The analyst did, however, warn that that the Federal Trade Commission could "look unfavorably" on a merger between Office Depot and OfficeMax. Meanwhile, Jefferies analyst Daniel Binder believes that Staples is poised to benefit from an Office Depot-OfficeMax merger. But Binder warned that the potential benefit to Staples from a deal could vary widely, based on how many stores the combined entity would close and how many stores it would sell to Staples. The analyst, however, estimates that Staples' revenue could increase a total of $40M-$60M and its earnings per share could climb 5c-10c over the next three years as a result of the transaction. In mid-morning trading, Staples gained $1.90, or 15%, to $14.85, while Office Depot surged 16% to $5.30 and OfficeMax soared 25% to $13.50.
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August 26, 2014
11:23 EDTSPLSTRW September volatility elevated
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August 25, 2014
11:11 EDTSPLSOptions with decreasing implied volatility
Options with decreasing implied volatility: AMPE FOLD ITMN AEO DKS WUBA URBN SPLS YOKU GME
August 22, 2014
10:06 EDTSPLSOptions with decreasing implied volatility
Options with decreasing implied volatility: AMPE FOLD GME YOKU SPLS DKS WUBA ARWR ACHN
August 21, 2014
07:23 EDTSPLSStaples reiterated as an Underperform at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill reiterated its Underperform rating on Staples following soft Q2 results and guidance. The firm lowered estimates and does not see an inflection point in sight. Price target is $9.
August 20, 2014
09:07 EDTSPLSOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: PetSmart (PETM), up 2,1%... Staples (SPLS), up 2%... E-House (EJ), up 2.5%. HIGHER: Fairchild (FCS), up 4% after Bloomberg says Infineon (IFNNY) is near a deal to buy a U.S. semiconductor company for $2B... Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD), up 18.4% after reporting positive Phase 3 data from the Fabry study. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Lowe's (LOW), down 3%... Tarena (TEDU), down 9%... Leju (LEJU), down 4.2%... JA Solar (JASO), down 5%. LOWER: Hertz (HTZ), down 12.7% after downgraded at JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank following the company's decision to withdraw its FY14 guidance... NovaBay (NBY), down 35.2% after primary, secondary endpoints were not met in its NVC-422 study... RGS Energy (RGSE), down 14.9% after downgraded at Roth Capital following Q2 earnings results.
06:06 EDTSPLSStaples expects to record pre-tax restructuring charges of $40M-$75M in Q3
For the full year, the company expects total pre-tax restructuring and other related charges in the range of $230M-$310M. For the full year, the company expects to generate more than $600Mof free cash flow. The company’s free cash flow guidance reflects an expected use of cash in the range of $60M-$100M associated with its 2014 restructuring plan, as well an expected use of cash in the range of $50M-$100M related to its 2012 and 2013 restructuring plans.
06:05 EDTSPLSStaples sees Q3 non-GAAP EPS 34c-39c, consensus 37c
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06:04 EDTSPLSStaples reports Q2 North American Commercial sales up 2.6% to $2.0B
Reports Q2 International Operations sales $941M.
06:04 EDTSPLSStaples reports Q2 SSS excluding Staples.com down 5%
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06:03 EDTSPLSStaples secured $150M of annualized cost savings in year-to-date
The savings is part of a two year plan to eliminate at least $500M of annualized costs. The company closed 80 stores in North America during Q2 and expects to close approximately 140 store sin North America during 2014.
06:01 EDTSPLSStaples reports Q2 non-GAAP EPS 12c, consensus 11c
Reports Q2 revenue $5.22B, consensus $5.16B
August 19, 2014
15:16 EDTSPLSNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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15:06 EDTSPLSStaples technical comments before earnings
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15:01 EDTSPLSStaples September volatility flat into Q2 and guidance
Staples September call option implied volatility is at 32, December is at 30; compared to its 26-week average of 32 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on August 20.
August 18, 2014
09:28 EDTSPLSCleveland Research remains concerned on Staples
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