UPDATE: Staples Posts Downbeat Q2 Earnings
Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) reported weaker-than-expected second-quarter earnings.
Staples's quarterly profit dropped to $102.5 million, or $0.16 per share, from $120.4 million, or $0.18 per share, in the year-earlier period.
Its sales declined to $5.31 million from $5.43 million. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.18 per share.
Staples projects 2013 earnings from continuing operations of $1.21 to $1.25 per share.
Staples shares closed at $16.84 yesterday.
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