Office Depot Shares Plunged: What You Need to Know

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What: Shares of office supplier Office Depot (NYS: ODP) got a paper cut today and fell 10% after reporting earnings.

So what: Results just barely missed estimates but its concern over a weak economy that has made the move worse today. Third quarter revenue of $2.84 billion was just $0.05 billion below estimates and adjusted earnings were flat, a penny below estimates.

Now what: The results weren't terrible but is this really a space you want to be buying now? North American sales fell 4% for Office Depot and the store's position in the value chain just isn't as strong as it used to be. I am a seller with long-term sights, and think Office Depot has a long way to go for this Fool to give it thumbs up.

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