Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS) - NYSE
  • Sep. 26, 2012, 6:05 AM

    Barnes & Noble (BKS) will release two high-definition versions of its Nook tablet just ahead of the crucial holiday shopping period. A 7-inch tablet priced at $199 and a 9-inch version selling for $269 are priced at or below new offerings from rival Amazon. CEO William Lynch says the company has placed its largest device orders ever as he fully expects the company to grow market share by Christmas.

    | Sep. 26, 2012, 6:05 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 25, 2012, 10:04 AM

    Enthusiasm over Barnes & Noble's (BKS +3.7%) new Nook streaming service helps shares break out of a narrow trading range to reach monthly highs. Though the initiative will clearly help Nook products try to keep pace with Amazon's line of Kindles, Forrester Research analyst James McQuivey says that in the end the company will have to "sell everything" with their devices to stay in the game.

    | Sep. 25, 2012, 10:04 AM
  • Sep. 25, 2012, 9:19 AM

    Shares of Barnes & Noble (BKS) trade 2.9% higher premarket after the company sticks its toe into the streaming pool. The plan from the company includes the ability for customers to view Nook Video content purchased on non-Nook devices using digital rights stored in the cloud. It also appears that Nook Video will include content from HBO and Starz, as well as integrate with UltraViolet to give customers access to their physical and Blu-ray movies.

    | Sep. 25, 2012, 9:19 AM
  • Sep. 25, 2012, 9:09 AM
    Barnes & Noble (BKS) plans to launch a streaming service for its Nook business that will allow customers to buy movies and TV shows. The company says the service will launch in the U.S. this fall.
    | Sep. 25, 2012, 9:09 AM
  • Sep. 24, 2012, 1:42 PM

    Shares of Barnes & Noble (BKS +6.2%) move higher, with traders saying that a mild short squeeze is in play. On the fundamental side, while the company's Nook business has been written off by some as doomed by competitive pressures from big players, SA author Peter Larson maintains that its disruptive supply chain management system is an under-appreciated jewel.

    | Sep. 24, 2012, 1:42 PM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 6, 2012, 2:09 PM

    Amazon's (AMZN +1.4%) event is underway. The first item unveiled is the rumored Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. Meant to compete with Barnes & Noble's (BKS +2.4%) Nook Simple Touch and its GlowLight display, the front-lit Paperwhite features a high-res screen and can supposedly deliver 8 weeks of battery life. It arrives at a time when e-reader shipments are pressured by tablet demand. A Wi-Fi model goes for $119, and a 3G model for $179. Its predecessor now sells for just $69. (live blog) (earlier)

    | Sep. 6, 2012, 2:09 PM
  • Aug. 31, 2012, 10:54 AM
    Amazon (AMZN) is planning to launch a new touchscreen Kindle e-reader featuring a backlit "Paperwhite" e-ink display, The Verge reports. The new Kindle, which should be announced on Sep. 6,  is a response to Barnes & Noble's (BKS) latest Nook Simple Touch, whose GlowLight display tech makes it easier to read in dark environments. IDC has forecast e-reader shipments will drop this year due to tablet competition.
    | Aug. 31, 2012, 10:54 AM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 28, 2012, 8:36 AM
    Barnes & Noble (BKS) will use British retailer John Lewis as part of its plan to sell Nooks in the U.K. The partnership will give customers in the region a chance to touch and feel Nook devices before taking the plunge.
    | Aug. 28, 2012, 8:36 AM
  • Aug. 21, 2012, 9:14 AM

    Though Barnes & Noble (BKS) piggybacked off the success of adult series Fifty Shades of Grey to beat expectations for books sales in its FQ1, it's the college segment that warrants attention according to analysts. Comparable college store sales fell 2.0% Y/Y during the period, which doesn't set up well for the current quarter in which the segment really needs to percolate. Shares of BKS +4.5% premarket.

    | Aug. 21, 2012, 9:14 AM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 21, 2012, 8:42 AM

    More on Barnes & Noble (BKS): Revenue at retail segment grew 2% to $1.1B, with the liquidation of Borders bookstores and strong sales of the Fifty Shades of Grey series helping to boost book sales. Nook digital content sales rose 46% Y/Y. Expects Newco transaction with Microsoft to close in the Fall. Shares +5.1% premarket. (PR)

    | Aug. 21, 2012, 8:42 AM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 21, 2012, 8:32 AM
    Barnes & Noble (BKS): FQ1 EPS of -$0.78 beats by $0.20. Revenue of $1.45B (+2.5% Y/Y) in-line. (PR)
    | Aug. 21, 2012, 8:32 AM
  • Aug. 21, 2012, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Tuesday’s open: BBY, BKS, MDT, TSL
    | Aug. 21, 2012, 12:05 AM
  • Aug. 20, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Tuesday’s open: BBY, BKS, MDT, TSL
    | Aug. 20, 2012, 5:30 PM
  • Aug. 20, 2012, 7:45 AM

    Barnes & Noble (BKS) announces that it will launch the Nook tablet in the U.K. this autumn, marking the company's first foray into international markets. Nook digital products and content will also be made available for British customers.

    | Aug. 20, 2012, 7:45 AM
  • Aug. 16, 2012, 12:04 PM

    Shares of Barnes & Noble (BKS -1.2%) tilt lower again and are now down close to 14% since the company announced a price cut for its lineup of Nooks. Rumors that the Microsoft Surface could sell for less than $200 surely can't be helping the mindset of investors on the name.

    | Aug. 16, 2012, 12:04 PM
  • Aug. 15, 2012, 10:11 AM

    Barnes & Noble (BKS -4.1%) opens weak with a downgrade from Stifel Nicolaus to Hold from Buy tipping sentiment. Unsurprisingly, concern over e-book sales is front and center as the company loses one of its stronger bull calls on the Street.

    | Aug. 15, 2012, 10:11 AM
Company Description
Barnes & Noble, Inc. provides easy and convenient access to books, magazines, newspapers and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform. The company operates through three operating segments: B&N Retail, B&N College and NOOK. The B&N Retail segment includes the eCommerce... More
Sector: Services
Industry: Specialty Retail, Other
Country: United States