Staples (SPLS) : Traders are bullish on Staples (SPLS) as it has outperformed the S&P 500 by a wide margin of 4.73% in the past 4 weeks. The bullishness in the stock continues even in the near-term as the stock has returned an impressive 0.87%, relative to the S&P 500. The stock has continued its bullish performance both in the near-term and the medium-term, as the stock is up 1.41% in the last 1 week, and is up 2.61% in the past 4 weeks. Buying continues as the stock moves higher, suggesting a strong appetite for the stock.
The stock has recorded a 20-day Moving Average of 0.82% and the 50-Day Moving Average is 2.68%.The 200 Day SMA reached 6.42% Staples, Inc. has dropped 0.13% during the last 3-month period . Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -6.35%.
Staples (SPLS) : The most positive equity analysts on Staples (SPLS) expects the shares to touch $11, whereas, the least positive believes that the stock will trade at $8 in the short term. The company is covered by 6 Wall Street Brokerage Firms. The average price target for shares are $9.25 with an expected fluctuation of $1.08 from the mean.
Company shares have received an average consensus rating of Hold for the current week Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS): The stock opened at $8.55 and touched an intraday high of $8.65 on Friday. During the day, the stock corrected to an intraday low of $8.52, however, the bulls stepped in and pushed the price higher to close in the green at $8.64 with a gain of 0.58% for the day. The total traded volume for the day was 7,058,910. The stock had closed at $8.59 in the previous trading session.
Staples, Inc. is a provider of products and services that serve the needs of business customers and consumers. The Company offers a selection of products, such as Websites and mobile platforms, retail and online shopping and a range of copy and print and technology services. It operates in three business segments: North American Stores & Online, North American Commercial and International Operations. The North American Stores & Online segment includes its retail stores and Staples.com businesses in the United States and Canada. The North American Commercial segment consists of the United States and Canadian businesses that sell and deliver products and services directly to businesses, including Staples Advantage and Quill.com. The International Operations segment consists of businesses in around 23 countries in Europe, Australia, South America and Asia. It serves businesses in North America, Europe, Australia, South America and Asia. Its delivery business offers online order placing.