Why Staples Is A Strong Buy In 2015

Considering this recent historical precedent, the fact that Starboard (the activist behind the Office Depot/Max merger) is the driving force, and that the steady loss of market share to internet retailers is forcing industry consolidation, there seems to be a very good chance that the proposed merger will eventually go through. With that being said, even if the proposed merger between Staples and Office Depot does not go through, we believe Staples combines an attractive valuation with strong profit growth, and price momentum. Thus, we recommend Staples as a "Strong Buy" and expect the stock to continue its outperformance in 2015.

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