NASDAQ:BLBD - Blue Bird Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$25.35 -0.20 (-0.78 %)
(As of 09/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$25.55
Today's Range$25.20 - $25.65
52-Week Range$15.66 - $26.95
Volume292,000 shs
Average Volume112,761 shs
Market Capitalization$686.71 million
P/E Ratio20.44
Dividend YieldN/A
Blue Bird logoBlue Bird Corporation designs, engineers, manufactures, and sells school buses and aftermarket parts in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Buses and Aftermarket Parts. It offers Type C, Type D, and specialty buses, as well as Sigma, a bus for public transportation. The company sells its products through a network of dealers, as well as directly to fleet operators, the United States government, and state governments. It also distributes aftermarket parts of various makes. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Fort Valley, Georgia.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Truck & bus bodies


Debt-to-Equity Ratio-2.56
Current Ratio1.06
Quick Ratio0.44


Trailing P/E Ratio20.44
Forward P/E Ratio16.35
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$990.60 million
Price / Sales0.69
Cash Flow$2.1338 per share
Price / Cash11.88
Book Value($4.07) per share
Price / Book-6.23


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.24
Net Income$28.80 million
Net Margins3.02%
Return on Equity-45.73%
Return on Assets14.57%


Outstanding Shares27,040,000
Market Cap$686.71 million

Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Blue Bird's stock symbol?

Blue Bird trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "BLBD."

How will Blue Bird's stock buyback program work?

Blue Bird declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Friday, August 4th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 11.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Blue Bird's earnings last quarter?

Blue Bird Corp (NASDAQ:BLBD) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 8th. The company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.26. The firm earned $314.19 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $320.90 million. Blue Bird had a negative return on equity of 45.73% and a net margin of 3.02%. View Blue Bird's Earnings History.

When is Blue Bird's next earnings date?

Blue Bird is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, December, 5th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Blue Bird.

What price target have analysts set for BLBD?

2 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Blue Bird's stock. Their forecasts range from $23.00 to $24.00. On average, they expect Blue Bird's share price to reach $23.50 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for Blue Bird.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Blue Bird?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Blue Bird in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Blue Bird.

Who are some of Blue Bird's key competitors?

Who are Blue Bird's key executives?

Blue Bird's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Philip Horlock, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 62)
  • Mr. Phil Tighe, CFO & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 64)
  • Mr. Thomas Arthur Roberts, Chief Admin. Officer (Age 66)
  • Mr. Mark R. Benfield, Director of Investor Relations & Gov. Affairs
  • Mr. Paul Yousif, Gen. Counsel, Corp. Treasurer & Corp. Sec. (Age 43)

Has Blue Bird been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about BLBD stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blue Bird earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for Blue Bird.

Who are Blue Bird's major shareholders?

Blue Bird's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Osterweis Capital Management Inc. (9.63%), BlackRock Inc. (2.87%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.55%), Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. (1.00%), North Star Investment Management Corp. (0.87%) and LSV Asset Management (0.75%). Company insiders that own Blue Bird stock include Coliseum Capital Management, L and Daniel J Hennessy. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Blue Bird.

Which institutional investors are selling Blue Bird stock?

BLBD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Engine Capital Management LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Tocqueville Asset Management L.P., K2 Principal Fund L.P., Olstein Capital Management L.P., Hodges Capital Management Inc. and John G Ullman & Associates Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Blue Bird company stock in the last year include Coliseum Capital Management, L and Daniel J Hennessy. View Insider Buying and Selling for Blue Bird.

Which institutional investors are buying Blue Bird stock?

BLBD stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Osterweis Capital Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Paloma Partners Management Co, Northern Trust Corp, Swiss National Bank and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Blue Bird.

How do I buy shares of Blue Bird?

Shares of BLBD can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Blue Bird's stock price today?

One share of BLBD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.35.

How big of a company is Blue Bird?

Blue Bird has a market capitalization of $686.71 million and generates $990.60 million in revenue each year. The company earns $28.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.24 on an earnings per share basis. Blue Bird employs 2,311 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Blue Bird?

Blue Bird's mailing address is 3920 Arkwright Road 2nd Floor, Macon GA, 31210. The company can be reached via phone at 478-822-2801 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Blue Bird (NASDAQ BLBD)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  192 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  181 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  373
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Blue Bird and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BLBD will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BLBD will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 9/22/2018 by Staff

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