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Staples Started as a “Buy” at UBS (SPLS)

Office supply retailer Staples, Inc. ( SPLS ) on Thursday saw its coverage initiated with a "Buy" rating by analysts at UBS.

The firm also set a $19 price target on SPLS, suggesting a 27% upside to the stock's Wednesday closing price of $14.99.

UBS noted the company should be able to continue to generate good free cash flow.

Staples shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Thursday.

The Bottom Line

Shares of Staples ( SPLS ) have a 2.67% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $14.99. The stock has technical support in the $12-$14 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $17-$18 price levels.

Staples, Inc. ( SPLS ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars.

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