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 (Nasdaq: 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.
||Framingham, Mass. (1986)
||Chairman/CEO Ronald Sargent
President/COO Michael Miles
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
||$1.2 billion / $2.0 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 92% of the 1,017 members who have rated Staples believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Earlier this month, one of those bulls, wbinv2100, succinctly summed up the Staples bull case for our community:
Second largest online retailer, without the Amazon valuation. Unique model of box stores, online retailing, and sales force. Nice branding and advertising with the "Staple Button". Shows me the money in a hyper competitive environment and one of the worst economy in years.
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