Stone-Cold Earnings Trade Lock of the Week

Posted: 05/14/2012 at 6:10 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
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Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS)

The office supplier posts earnings results for the quarter ending April 30, 2012 on Wednesday before the market opens. Wall Street is looking for a profit of 30 cents per share in the quarter. That estimate is a penny per share lower than 90 days ago.

Staples (SPLS) has matched or beaten slightly expectations in the last three quarters. Shares of Staples are down 26% in the last year. Analysts expect profit growth of 8% in the current fiscal year ending Jan. 31, 2013. At current prices, shares trade for 10 times current fiscal year estimated earnings.