NEW YORK, April 13 (Reuters) - Activist investor Jeffrey Smith, head of Starboard Value LP, said Staples Inc's deal to buy Office Depot Inc would likely be approved by regulators.
http://online.barrons.com/public/page/9_0210-investorsentimentreadings.html Bullish stories: Office Depot [ ODP ; Staples/ SPLS has offered to buy it; some uncertainty about the FTC approval; pg 16]; big pharma AbbVie
think paper segment operating margins will average about 10% and we expect PCA will look to convert more of its acquired paper assets to containerboard production once its office paper supply contract with Office Depot ends in December 2017.
* Ups OfficeMax-related saving view to $750 mln from $700 mln
4% last quarter, with growth in 11 of the top 12 customer segments) and office (up 8% from 2%, thanks to the Office Depot -Max contract win) sales. Additionally, the automotive segment continued to fire on all cylinders, with underlying
BCC ; pg 20]; manufacturer Danaher [ DHR ; pg 21]; Office Depot [ ODP ; pg 22; see link below]; Morgan Stanley [ MS ; lower ..... AIG, APA, BAC, COF, JPM, MA, TRW ; pg 37]. ODP story http://online.barrons.com/news/articles
We are dropping analyst coverage of Office Depot . Morningstar provides broad coverage of more than 1 ..... based on client demand and investor interest. We expect Office Depot can drive significant cost synergies from its combination
marketing. However, we believe the weakness also can be attributed to the aforementioned structural factors. Staples and Office Depot ’s shares repeatedly get bid up, as investors get excited by the prospect of more rational competition due to aggressive
Office Depot reported weak top-line results in the first quarter, but still increased ..... by announcing even more-aggressive steps to rationalize the combined Office Depot -Max’s cost structure, raising its 2014 adjusted operating profit
Linens 'N Things, and Borders exit the marketplace over the past few years, while names like Barnes & Noble, Sears, Office Depot , and OfficeMax struggle to reverse deteriorating fundamentals. Consolidation among mass merchants like Wal-Mart