Dividend Growth of Staples, Inc.(SPLS)

Staples(SPLS) is having a Dividend Yield of 5.07% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $0.48. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.12. Staples has a 5 year average dividend yield of 3.83% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $0.48. Staples(SPLS) formally announced its most recent dividend on December 7, 2016 with a Dividend per share of $0.12. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $0.48. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 5.07%. Staples(SPLS) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.54 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.43. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.11. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Staples(SPLS) is at the rate of 2.54% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.53. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 2.01% or 0.19 points. After the session commenced at $9.47, the stock reached the higher end at $9.53 while it hit a low of $9.22. With the volume soaring to 4,665,873 shares, the last trade was called at $9.27. The company has a 52-week high of $11.37. The company has a market cap of $6,031 million and there are 650,546,300 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $7.24. Shares of Staples, Inc. appreciated by 2.66% during the last five trading days but lost 0.22% on a 4-week basis. Staples, Inc. is up 6.02% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 2.43%.

Currently the company Insiders own 1.8% of Staples, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -6.07% . Institutional Investors own 85.71% of Staples, Inc. shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -6.07%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Dec 9, 2016, Mark Conte (SVP Corporate Controller) sold 5,195 shares at 9.97 per share price.On Oct 12, 2016, Paul-henri Ferrand (director) purchased 139 shares at 9.13 per share price.On Jul 5, 2016, Michael Williams (General Counsel) sold 12,458 shares at 8.59 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Staples was Initiated by Loop Capital to Hold on Dec 13, 2016.

Staples Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Nov 17, 2016. The company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $0.34. The company had revenue of $5355.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $5387.57 million. The companys revenue was down -4.3 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.35 EPS.

Staples.com is creating a leading business-to-business electronic marketplace offering a comprehensive solution for all of the office needs of business customers. Staples.com provides an electronic marketplace where small, mid-sized and large businesses can procure office products and business services and obtain business information and expert content. Staples.com includes the operations of all three of Staples Inc.s e-commerce sites: Staples.com, Quillcorp.com and StaplesLink.com. (PRESS RELEASE)

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