Office Max, Office Depot merger no panacea

Although the two office supplies companies could realize meaningful cost synergies, the combined firm would still face enormous competitive pressures, says Morningstar’s Liang Fang.

Jeremy Glaser 19 February, 2013 | 2:00PM Liang Feng

 

 

Jeremy Glaser: For Morningstar, I'm Jeremy Glaser. News reports were out this week that OfficeMax and Office Depot were considering a merger. I'm here with Liang Feng, he's an analyst at Morningstar, to see if this merger would make sense and what it could mean for the industry.

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Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
Amazon.com Inc1,907.70 USD-2.16
Costco Wholesale Corp286.78 USD0.58
Office Depot Inc1.58 USD-3.66

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Jeremy Glaser

Jeremy Glaser  Jeremy Glaser is the Markets Editor for Morningstar.com.