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Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS)

  • Dec. 2, 2011, 11:49 AM
    Barnes & Noble (BKS +10.3%) recovers much of yesterday's drubbing after Maxim Group initiates the shares with a Buy, saying that with over 5M subscribers, the Nook is turning the company into an attractive online retailer with a subscriber-driven model.
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  • Dec. 1, 2011, 11:29 AM
    As Barnes & Noble (BKS -19.2%) crashes on account of weak FQ2 results and FY12 guidance, Best Buy provides another piece of discouraging data for the company: the Nook Tablet is only the 8th-best-selling tablet on Best Buy's site, 7 spots below the top-ranked Kindle Fire (AMZN). The iPad (AAPL) is likely the most popular tablet overall, given that over a dozen models are listed.
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  • Dec. 1, 2011, 10:27 AM
    Shares of Barnes & Noble (BKS -12.5%) get hammered in early trading after the firm misses consensus EPS estimates badly and says it expects full-year earnings to fall in the lower end of its previously issued guidance. The company says it will increase its spend on marketing and advertising for its Nook business - cutting into margins already razor-thin with rival Amazon (AMZN +2.2%) willing to sell e-readers at a loss (I, II).
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  • Dec. 1, 2011, 8:39 AM
    Barnes & Noble (BKS): FQ2 EPS of -$0.11 misses by $0.17. Revenue of $1.89B (-0.6% Y/Y) misses by $90M. (PR)
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  • Dec. 1, 2011, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Thursday's open: BKS, KR, LULU, TD
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  • Nov. 29, 2011, 10:20 AM
    Cypress Semiconductor (CY +1.8%) gains after Sterne Agee (Buy) suggests the chipmaker may be a Black Friday/Cyber Monday winner. Promotions led to strong sales for 10" Acer tablets and Barnes & Noble's (BKS) Nook Color, both of which contain Cypress' controller chips.
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  • Nov. 29, 2011, 10:07 AM
    As far as tablets go, Windows 8 (MSFT) will be "very late to the party," warns Forrester's J.P. Gownder: By the time Windows 8 tablets arrive in 2H 2012, AAPL, AMZN, BKS, and others will have already won the hearts and wallets of tens of millions of consumers and businesses. Software compatibility issues for ARM-based (ARMH) Windows 8 systems could also slow tablet adoption. (previously)
  • Nov. 28, 2011, 10:01 AM
    Shares of Barnes & Noble (BKS) come out of the gate roaring, up 9.5%, as reports of strong Black Friday sales both online and in stores (I, II, III) pile up. Though the company announced a wide variety of Cyber Monday deals, it appears to be holding the line on the price of its flagship Nook devices.
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  • Nov. 21, 2011, 10:51 AM
    The inventory gluts seen by Android tablet vendors this year may get even worse after the holiday season ends, according to DigiTimes's sources, as the arrival of the Kindle Fire (AMZN) and Nook Tablet (BKS) make life even more difficult for tablet vendors struggling to compete with the iPad (AAPL). NVDA and ATML are two chip suppliers who would likely take a hit from a major inventory drawdown.
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  • Nov. 17, 2011, 2:01 PM
    Barnes & Noble (BKS +7.2%) is spiking in afternoon trading, hitting a 3-month high after Stifel upgrades shares to Buy, and sets a $25 PT. With a huge percentage of B&N's float shorted, it doesn't take much to trigger a surge.
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  • Nov. 16, 2011, 11:46 AM
    Barnes & Noble (BKS +2.1%) moves higher on the day the first Nook Tablet units arrive on store shelves. B&N says the Nook Tablet is launching to "big order volume," though it doesn't provide any numbers.
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  • Nov. 14, 2011, 1:29 PM
    Though the Kindle Fire is receiving less-than-glowing reviews, Amazon (AMZN +1.7%) is outperforming today, while Barnes & Noble (BKS -2.7%) is selling off after rallying strongly last week (I, II). An in-depth Wired interview with Jeff Bezos, in which he goes over Amazon's hardware, content, and web services strategies, could be giving bulls some encouragement.
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  • Nov. 13, 2011, 8:37 AM
    While "the pricey Android" guys are likely to feel the immediate brunt of the $199 Kindle Fire (AMZN), Brooke Crothers believes the iPad (AAPL) will be vulnerable in the longer term. The impact is "as inevitable as the $999 MacBook Air," which began life in the $1,800-$3,000 range.
  • Nov. 11, 2011, 4:24 PM
    As Amazon (AMZN) gears up to ship the Kindle Fire, it can boast an early lead in available content over Barnes & Noble's (BKS) Nook Tablet. While both devices will support staples such as Netflix, Pandora, and Angry Birds, Amazon's Appstore for Android easily carries more programs than B&N's Nook Apps collection, and its 400+ newspaper/magazine titles beats B&N's 270+ titles.
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  • Nov. 11, 2011, 12:55 PM
    Shares of Barnes & Noble (BKS) pare back earlier strong gains, now up only 2.8%, after a report tips the firm denies Liberty Media (LCAPA +2.3%) is making a play to buy the company.
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  • Nov. 11, 2011, 12:10 PM
    Barnes & Noble (BKS +8.9%) shares soar to three-month highs on speculation that Liberty Media (LCAPA +2.5%) may buy the rest of the company. Liberty may be setting up a $1.5B credit facility to help fund a purchase of the bookstore chain, Phoenix Partners analyst Robert Routh says.
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Company Description
Barnes & Noble Inc is a booksellers and a content, commerce and technology company providing customers access to trade books, textbooks, magazines, newspapers and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform.