Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS)

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)

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS)’s Financial Overview

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) surged 1.13% yesterday to close its trading session at $9.81. The company has 1 year Price Target of $9.45. Staples, Inc. has 52-Week high of $12.79 and 52-Week Low of $7.24. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Dec 3, 2015 and 52-Week Low on Nov 1, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 8.75 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $6.38 Billion.

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) reported its last quarterly earnings on Oct 16 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.34/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.34/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0 a share with a surprise factor of 0%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 13.93 Percent, SMA50 of 19.33 Percent and SMA200 of 10.3 percent. Staples, Inc. has P/S value of 0.31 while its P/B value stands at 1.37. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of -4.4 percent, Return on Equity of -9.2 percent and Return on Investment of 8.2 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 25.9 percent and -1.5 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS). On 23-May-16 BofA/Merrill Upgrade Staples, Inc. Stock  to Buy. Another firm also rated the stock on 11-May-16 where UBS Downgrade the stock to Neutral.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.9 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 10 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Staples Inc have a median target of 9.00, with a high estimate of 11.50 and a low estimate of 8.00. The median estimate represents a -8.26% decrease from the last price of 9.81.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV)

Ensco International plc, formerly ENSCO International Incorporated, is a provider of offshore contract drilling services to the international oil and gas industry. The Company owns and operates drilling rigs including jackup, ultra-deepwater semisubmersible and barge rigs. Its drilling rigs are located throughout the world and concentrated in the major geographic regions of Asia Pacific (which includes Asia, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand), Europe/Africa and North and South America. The Company provides drilling services on a day rate contract basis. Under day rate contracts, it provides the drilling rig and rig crews, and receives a fixed amount per day for drilling the well. Its customers bear substantially all of the ancillary costs of constructing the well and supporting drilling operations. The Company does not provide turnkey or other risk-based drilling services.

Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV)’s Financial Outlook

The 32 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Ensco PLC have a median target of 9.00, with a high estimate of 12.00 and a low estimate of 6.00. The median estimate represents a +16.43% increase from the last price of 7.73.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Ensco plc has a Consensus Recommendation of 3.32. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock fell -6.64% and closed its last trading session at $7.73. The company has the market capitalization of $2.34 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $17.51 and 52-Week low of $6.5. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Dec 1, 2015 and 52-Week low on Sep 20, 2016. The company has volume of 8.7 Million shares. The company has a total of 303.04 Million shares outstanding.

Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.21/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.13/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.08. This shows a surprise factor of 61.5 percent.

The company has YTD performance of -49.6 percent. Beta for Ensco plc stands at 1.76 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.48. The company has Weekly Volatility of 5.88%% and Monthly Volatility of 5.48%%.

Ensco plc has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -4.93%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -4.94 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -16.92%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of -11.9 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of -22.3 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of -9.9% with Gross margin of 54 percent and Operating & Profit margin of -53.6% and -52.3% respectively.