Analyst Ratings for Staples Inc. (SPLS)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. SPLS had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

1 analysts declared SPLS a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 9 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for SPLS by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 12, implying a possible profit of 18.34 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 8, implying potential capital losses of -21.1 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.85 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.56 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

SPLS has traded between a high of 10.25 and a low of 7.24 over the past year. Currently the stock is 40.06 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 1.07 percent. SPLS has a P/E ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SPLS value stock report compares SPLS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.69 billion. SPLS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.