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May 14, 2013 at 10:55 AM EDT
Today’s Research on SPLS, ODP, COST, and DLTR

StockCall.com Provides Stock Research on Staples Inc., Office Depot Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp., and Dollar Tree Inc.

New York City, New York -- (May 14, 2013)

A report released by the Commerce Department on Monday showed that retail sales in the U.S. rose unexpectedly. The better-than-expected retail sales data highlights the fact that consumer spending has remained resilient despite the expiration of payroll tax cuts at the start of this year. Consumer spending is expected to remain strong as the labor market continues to recover. This augurs well for specialty retailers such as Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot Inc. (NYSE: ODP), and discount and variety store operators such as Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) and Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR). Shares of specialty retailers and discount and variety store operators ended on a mixed note on Monday as the broad market struggled for direction. StockCall professionals have completed their technical analysis on SPLS, ODP, COST, and DLTR and these free reports are accessible by registering at

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Shares of Staples Inc. edged higher yesterday, extending their gains from previous trading sessions. The stock closed 0.78% higher at $14.18 on volume of 7.86 million, taking their gains in the last three sessions to over 1.70%. The company’s shares have seen a series of highs over the past two weeks which is a bullish signal. The stock also crossed above its 50-day moving average recently which further confirms the positive trend. Shares of SPLS have gained nearly 25.50% so far in 2013 as compared to a gain of over 14.50% for the S&P 500. Sign up for the free technical research on SPLS at

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Shares of Office Depot Inc. edged lower in trading on Monday. The stock traded between $3.85 and $3.95 before finishing the day 1.27% lower at $3.90 on volume of 2.84 million. Despite the sharp decline on Monday, Office Depot Inc. shares have gained more than 1% in the last three trading sessions. The stock has traded in a very tight range over the past two months, struggling to break through $4.25 resistance level. The company’s shares slipped below their 50-day moving average yesterday which is a bearish signal. Be sure to read our latest technical research on ODP by registering at

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Shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation fluctuated between gains and losses on Monday before finishing the day nearly flat. The stock closed 0.02% higher at $110.01 on volume of 1.25 million after trading between $109.60 and $110.32. Costco Wholesale’s shares have gained more than 11.70% so far in 2013, underperforming the broad market. The stock is currently trading 0.36% below its 52-week high. The company’s shares are trading well above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Sign up and read the complimentary report on COST at

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Shares of Dollar Tree Inc. slipped in yesterday’s trading session. The stock closed 0.43% lower at $49.07 on volume of 1.43 million after touching an intraday low of $48.66. Dollar Tree’s shares are currently facing stiff resistance at around $50. The stock has strong support at around $48. Shares of the company have had an excellent run so far in 2013 so far, gaining nearly 21%. Despite the gains, the stock is still trading more than 13.60% below its 52-week high. The stock’s MACD has just crossed below the signal line, which is a bearish signal. The free report on DLTR can be downloaded by signing up now at

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