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In a report published Wednesday, Citigroup reiterated its Neutral rating and $15.00 price target on Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS).

Citigroup noted, “We remain on the sidelines for SPLS as we see limited risk adjusted upside from current levels on 1) a still challenging macro both in the U.S. and internationally, 2) a slowly improving but still tentative small business customer, 3) intense competitive pressures/commoditized channel, and 4) continued structural challenges in the company's international business. While the company is making progress, we think there is still time before we see either a significant improvement in the top line or margin. We would become more positive on the name if we started to see some better-than-expected margin improvement before 2013, all else equal.”

Staples closed on Tuesday at $13.46.

Latest Ratings for SPLS

DateFirmActionFromTo
Sep 2014Credit SuisseUpgradesMarket PerformOutperform
Jun 2014Morgan StanleyInitiates Coverage onUnderweight
May 2014Goldman SachsDowngradesNeutralSell

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