Is Barnes & Noble (BKS -0.9%) an overlooked gem of a stock? Beaten down repeatedly by talk...

|About: Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS)|By:, SA News Editor

Is Barnes & Noble (BKS -0.9%) an overlooked gem of a stock? Beaten down repeatedly by talk Amazon and other online sellers will drive its margins to zero, the company very quietly sells for close to what its retail business alone is worth and new Nook products in front of the holidays continue to draw good reviews. Bulls also note the retail bookstore business is both profitable and still growing with major rival Borders out of the way, while the Nook Media division looks promising with partner Microsoft in the mix.