SPLS is undervalued compared to its Price of $23.20 per share, has well above average safety, and is currently rated a Buy. Below you'll find a detailed analysis based on the VectorVest system.
Value: Value is a measure of a stock's current worth. SPLS has a current Value of $37.34 per share. Therefore, it is undervalued compared to its Price of $23.20 per share. Value is computed from forecasted earnings per share, forecasted earnings growth, profitability, interest, and inflation rates. Value increases when earnings, earnings growth rate and profitability increase, and when interest and inflation rates decrease. VectorVest advocates the purchase of undervalued stocks. At some point in time, a stock's Price and Value always will converge.
>Regardless, today's numbers may hit the point home at how much of a leader Staples is in its niche. As has been discussed here at the Fool many times, Staples' history of impressive earnings growth, its stability, and its dividend are perfectly good arguments that this is a solid long-term play that no investor should be ashamed to have in his or her portfolio.<