4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Staples
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, office products retailer Staples (NAS: SPLS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Staples' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Framingham, Mass. (1986)|
|Market Cap||$11.4 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$25.0 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Ronald Sargent|
President/COO Michael Miles
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||13%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.3 billion / $2.0 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 92% of the 994 members who have rated Staples believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I've liked this company for quite a while. It's pretty cheap with a decent balance sheet. ... [T]hey're raising the dividend. At this price the yield will be 2.80% when they eventually raise it again that will probably put the yield at 3% or more. I'm willing to hold it and just collect dividends.
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