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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS)?

The company in question is, Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) currently with a stock price of 7.59 (-0.85% today). The market cap for Staples, Inc. is 4981.91, and is in the sector Services, and Specialty Retail, Other industry. The target price for Staples, Inc. is 9.45. Currently Staples, Inc. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 8.55. Average volume for Staples, Inc. is 6223.37 and so far today it is 4021222.

Performance in the last year for Staples, Inc. has been -35.71%. For EPS growth, Staples, Inc. has seen a growth of 181.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 0.90%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -13.80% over the last five years and could be 0.63% for the next five years. Staples, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -3.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at *TBA. The 20-day simple moving average is -10.56%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -15.34%.

Since the IPO date for Staples, Inc. on the 3/26/1990, Staples, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -15.89%. With Staples, Inc. trading at 7.59, the dividend yield is 6.27%, and the EPS is -0.68.

So could Staples, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 0.24 and the P/B is at 1.09. The P/cash is 6.43, with P/free cash flow at 415.16.

Staples, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 0.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.22, and total debt/equity at 0.27.

In terms of margins, Staples, Inc. has a gross margin of 26.00%, an operating margin of -1.40% and a profit margin of -2.10%.Payout ratio for Staples, Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -4.10% with return on investment coming to 8.20%.

Insider ownership for Staples, Inc., is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 92.30%. Outstanding shares are at 651.23. While shares float is 645.04. The float short is currently 2.56%, and short ratio is 2.65.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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