Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS) - NYSE
  • Thu, Jun. 23, 3:18 PM
    • Barnes & Noble (BKS +8.1%) pushes more than 8% higher despite posting a large FQ4 loss, as it also offered a positive outlook for FY 2017.
    • BKS says it forecasts FY 2017 comparable bookstore sales to range from roughly flat to a ~1% increase, more than some analysts had expected, after declining 0.8% for the quarter and coming in flat for the full year; also, BKS sees full-year EBITDA at a slightly better than expected $200M-$250M.
    • BKS also plans to open four new concept stores later this year, with the first opening this October in Eastchester, N.Y., and names COO Jaime Carey as new president of the development and restaurant group; during today's earnings conference call, BKS said the concept stores will feature cafes offering wine and beer in spaces that will be double the size of its typical cafes.
    • However, Gabelli analyst John Tinker considers FQ4 a disappointment, with the results making it even more important that the new concept stores perform well.
    | Thu, Jun. 23, 3:18 PM | 2 Comments
  • Wed, Jun. 22, 5:36 PM
    • Top gainers, as of 5.25 p.m.: APOG +7.6%. BKS +5.8%. ESV +4.9%. MLHR +4.5%. VALE +2.5%.
    • Top losers, as of 5.25p.m.: SCS -9.9%. IBN -8.8%. RHT -5.7%. BBBY -4.8%.
    | Wed, Jun. 22, 5:36 PM | 2 Comments
  • Mon, May 16, 10:15 AM
    • The bouncy trading on Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) continues today with shares firing off a 4.2% gain right at the open. Market watchers are pointing to some elevated call buying today on the retailer.
    • Last week, shares of B&N were under pressure amid a large sell-off in chain store stocks.
    • Now read Apparel, Books, And Cars Are The ABCs Of Consumer Cyclical Dogs In May 
    | Mon, May 16, 10:15 AM
  • Wed, Apr. 13, 11:48 AM
    | Wed, Apr. 13, 11:48 AM | 8 Comments
  • Fri, Mar. 4, 10:36 AM
    • Barnes & Noble (BKS +5.8%) isn't pulling the plug on Nook, despite a quarter where digital sales fell 23% Y/Y in FQ3 (what other retailer is comping that negative with e-commerce?).
    • "We are actively engaged in exploring a number of alternatives to materially reduce NOOK's expense structure, " said B&N Ronald Boire CEO on the earnings conference call (transcript).
    • Shares of Barnes & Noble are now up 23% for the week. Strong contributions from product categories such as vinyl records and toys is giving investors some reason to think that the retail bookstore chain can stay relevant.
    | Fri, Mar. 4, 10:36 AM | 1 Comment
  • Thu, Mar. 3, 8:55 AM
    • Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) reports retail core comparable-store sales rose 1.3% in FQ3.
    • Retails sales declined 1.2% to $1.38B due to lower online sales and store closures.
    • NOOK sales dropped 33.3% to $51.74M primarily due to lower device and content sales.
    • Gross margin rate decreased 30 bps to 34.8%.
    • SG&A expense rate squeezed 80 bps to 22.8%.
    • Operating margin rate grew 40 bps to 9.5%.
    • FY2016 Guidance: Comparable-store sales: ~flat; Core comparable-store sales: ~+1%; NOOK EBITDA losses: decline Y/Y.
    • BKS -1.08% premarket.
    | Thu, Mar. 3, 8:55 AM
  • Mon, Feb. 29, 10:32 AM
    • Barnes & Noble (BKS +4.1%) moves higher with earnings due out on Wednesday.
    • Analysts expect the company to report revenue of $1.426B and EPS of $1.03.
    • Beyond the numbers, B&N investors are looking for more insight from management on the new store prototype and plans for Nook.
    • Analysis: SA contributor Nelson Barragan has an EBITDA model on the retailer that indicates shares are undervalued.
    | Mon, Feb. 29, 10:32 AM | 1 Comment
  • Thu, Feb. 4, 10:37 AM
    • Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) is up 14% to recover nicely from the Amazon bookstore development earlier this week that threw a death scare into investors.
    • It's unclear what Amazon's plans are on the brick-and-mortar front which puts B&N back in the same position it was in to begin the week.
    • College bookstore player Barnes & Noble Education (BNED +5.8%) is also solidly higher.
    • Previously: General Growth CEO walks back Amazon comment (updated) (Feb. 03 2016)
    | Thu, Feb. 4, 10:37 AM
  • Wed, Feb. 3, 10:43 AM
    • Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) is down 9.9% to a new 52-week low of $7.29 after reports broke last night on Amazon opening up some bookstores.
    • Shares are down low enough that Jeff Bezos could buy the company and its 650 stores for $589M before applying a premium.
    • In a somewhat curious move, Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE:BNED) is down 7.7%, even though Amazon isn't expected to open stores on college campuses where BNED sets up shop.
    • Books-A-Million (NASDAQ:BAMM) is now private, but would be another option for the Seattle bookstore-slayer.
    • Previously: Report: Amazon plans hundreds of physical book stores (Feb. 02 2016)
    • Previously: Report: Bookstore-killer Amazon to open bookstores (Feb. 02 2016)
    • Previously: More on Amazon bookstore plans (Feb. 02 2016)
    | Wed, Feb. 3, 10:43 AM | 1 Comment
  • Thu, Jan. 14, 1:19 PM
    • Best Buy (BBY -9.2%) fell to a 52-week low after the company's report on holiday sales failed to please investors.
    • The retailer's weak performance in key categories seems to have added another layer of anxiety to trading around GameStop (GME -5.6%) which is also at a 52-week low.
    • Hhgress (HGG) dropped below the $2 mark to set a 52-week low.
    • Brick-and-mortar mainstay Barnes & Noble (BKS +1.6%) etched out a new 52-week low this morning before recovering.
    • Previously: Best Buy lower after holiday numbers underwhelm (Jan. 14 2016)
    | Thu, Jan. 14, 1:19 PM
  • Mon, Jan. 4, 10:01 AM
    • Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) is up 1.5% amid broad market declines after the company makes a list from Barron's of its top income ideas for 2016.
    • New buyers of BKS catch a dividend yield of 6.8%, although some SA contributors think the retail chain has more downside ahead.
    | Mon, Jan. 4, 10:01 AM
  • Dec. 4, 2015, 12:44 PM
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  • Dec. 4, 2015, 12:02 PM
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  • Dec. 4, 2015, 9:16 AM
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  • Dec. 4, 2015, 9:04 AM
    • Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) is sharply lower after a weak Q3 report.
    • The company suffered from a 3% drop in comparable-store sales during the quarter and continued tepid demand for Nook products.
    • The current quarter is off to a better start with comparable-store sales in positive territory.
    • Previously: Barnes & Noble misses by $0.05, misses on revenue (Dec. 03 2015)
    • BKS -16.69% premarket to $10.03. Shares are threatening to reach single-digits for the first time in years.
    | Dec. 4, 2015, 9:04 AM
  • Sep. 14, 2015, 11:54 AM
    • Barnes & Noble (BKS +3.5%) trades higher after Leonard Riggio buys over $12M worth of shares.
    • There's been off and on speculation that the B&N Chairman would take the company private following the spinoff of the education business.
    • SEC Form 4
    | Sep. 14, 2015, 11:54 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