Barnes & Noble (BKS +0.3%) looks a bit more enticing after Pearson follows Microsoft's lead...

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

Barnes & Noble (BKS +0.3%) looks a bit more enticing after Pearson follows Microsoft's lead to take a stake in the Nook business. If Microsoft wants to buy the Nook digital business as a whole a premium looks to be in order, while  B&N's large retail reach and new capital keeps visions of profitability intact even if a sale doesn't go through.