Shares of Office Depot(NASDAQ:ODP)

Despite the appearance of a new activist investor, don't expect Office Depot's stock bump to last. Activist investors almost always mean a short-term win for a stock, but long-term success is harder to come by.

Office Depot is behind the curve in many ways, most significantly in terms of online presence. Competition from Amazon.com(NASDAQ:AMZN)

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