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Staples Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS) shares traded -1.13% down during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $8.75. The stock exchanged hands 4.85 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 6.83 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $5.71 Billion. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $9.8 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 10 opinions.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have Staples Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS) high price target of $12 and with a conservative view have low price target of $8.

Citigroup “Upgrades” Staples Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS) in a research note issued to investors on 4/05/17 to Buy with price target of $0.

Additionally on 12/13/16 Loop Capital “Initiates Coverage On” Staples Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS) to Hold setting price target at $0 and on 8/18/16 Deutsche Bank “Maintained” the stock to Hold at $8. Furthermore on 5/23/16 Bank of America “Upgrades” the stock to Buy.

On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 31.23 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.23, Consequently Staples Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 3.02%, 2.45% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.71.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Staples Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS) has analysts’ mean recommendation of 2.7. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

According to analysts Staples Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS)’s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $0.11 and can go high up to $0.13. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.12 derived from a total of 13 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. However the company reported $0.12 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.

Staples Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $3.92 Billion according to 10 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $4.26 Billion in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $3.83 Billion. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $17.02 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $16.72 Billion and high estimates of $18.01 Billion according to 11 number of analysts.

Currently Staples Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS)’s shares owned by insiders are 0.2%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 94.4%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded -0.39%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded 0.28%.

Staples Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS) 52-week high price stands at $10.25 and low price stands at $7.05, its price distance from 52-week high is -14.63% while its distance from 52-week low price is 24.05%. The stock hit its 52-week high on 05/02/17, and 52-week low on 11/01/16.

Staples Inc (NASDAQ:SPLS)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $18.25 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 0.32. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $5.68 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 1.54, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $1.71, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 5.12. The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 0 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 0.