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Shares of Office Depot Rank the Lowest in Terms of Return on Equity in the Specialty Stores Industry (ODP, BKS, SPLS, WMAR, BGFV)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Specialty Stores industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Office Depot ranks lowest with a ROE of -5.4%. Following is Barnes & Noble with a ROE of -0.2%. Staples ranks third lowest with a ROE of 0.6%.

West Marine follows with a ROE of 1.7%, and Big 5 Sporting Goods rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 7.1%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Office Depot on April 20th, 2016 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $6.44. Since that call, shares of Office Depot have fallen 43.0%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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