Office Depot (odp) Stock Research
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Company Description: Office Depot, Inc. is a global office supplies and services provider, specializing in brand name, third party, and private brand office supplies, computers and software, business machines, office furniture, and other merchandise, as well as graphic design services, printing, photocopying, and shipping. Office Depots operates primarily through thousands of office supply stores across the world, as well as through direct mail, contract sales, websites, and retail stores, and through a mix of brand operations, joint ventures, licensing agreements, franchises, and alliances. Update
Discretionary Industry Analysis: The consumer discretionary industry includes companies whose sales come from consumer discretionary income purchases. Discretionary income = gross income less taxes and necessities such as rent, mortgage and food. Discretionary Trading Strategy: The consumer discretionary industry tends to be very sensitive to economic cycles. Look for undervalued discretionary investments during economic recessions when stock prices are low and sell discretionary investments during the late stages of a bull markets when stock prices are high. The global economy is currently in a recession, therefore, it is the perfect time to purchase consumer discretionary investments. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.
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Strategy: Office Depot has a narrow focus that serves a particular customer niche with either a unique product or with a low cost advantage over competitors. (read more). Competitive Advantages:
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