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

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$18.08 -0.52 (-2.80 %)
(As of 12/9/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$18.08
Today's Range$17.74 - $18.65
52-Week Range$15.66 - $26.95
Volume145,550 shs
Average Volume59,329 shs
Market Capitalization$488.81 million
P/E Ratio10.64
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.47
Blue 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
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorAuto/Tires/Trucks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:BLBD
Previous Symbol
CUSIPN/A
Phone478-822-2801

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio1.06
Quick Ratio0.44

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio10.64
Forward P/E Ratio9.99
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.02 billion
Price / Sales0.48
Cash Flow$2.1396 per share
Price / Cash Flow8.45
Book Value($4.07) per share
Price / Book-4.44

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.70
Net Income$28.80 million
Net Margins3.01%
Return on Equity-52.45%
Return on Assets16.45%

Miscellaneous

Employees2,311
Outstanding Shares27,040,000
Market Cap$488.81 million
OptionableNot Optionable

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 has initiated a share buyback program on Friday, August 4th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 11.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Blue Bird's earnings last quarter?

Blue Bird Corp (NASDAQ:BLBD) posted its earnings results on Thursday, December, 6th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.04. The firm earned $331.61 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $322.70 million. Blue Bird had a net margin of 3.01% and a negative return on equity of 52.45%. 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, February 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Blue Bird.

What price target have analysts set for BLBD?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Blue Bird's stock. Their predictions range from $22.00 to $23.00. On average, they anticipate Blue Bird's stock price to reach $22.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 24.4% from the stock's current price. 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.

Has Blue Bird been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about BLBD stock has trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Blue Bird earned a news sentiment score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

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)

Who are Blue Bird's major shareholders?

Blue Bird's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Osterweis Capital Management Inc. (8.32%), Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ (5.92%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (4.36%), BlackRock Inc. (3.41%), Vanguard Group Inc. (2.49%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.61%). Company insiders that own Blue Bird stock include Asp Bb Holdings Llc, Coliseum Capital Management, L and Daniel J Hennessy. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Blue Bird.

Which major investors are selling Blue Bird stock?

BLBD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Osterweis Capital Management Inc., LSV Asset Management, Tocqueville Asset Management L.P., Engine Capital Management LP, John G Ullman & Associates Inc., Hodges Capital Management Inc., North Star Investment Management Corp. and Olstein Capital Management L.P.. Company insiders that have sold Blue Bird company stock in the last year include Asp Bb Holdings Llc and Daniel J Hennessy. View Insider Buying and Selling for Blue Bird.

Which major investors are buying Blue Bird stock?

BLBD stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, BlackRock Inc., William Blair Investment Management LLC, Crestline Management LP, First Trust Advisors LP, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ, Cadence Capital Management LLC and Renaissance Technologies LLC. 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 $18.08.

How big of a company is Blue Bird?

Blue Bird has a market capitalization of $488.81 million and generates $1.02 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $28.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.70 on an earnings per share basis. Blue Bird employs 2,311 workers across the globe.

What is Blue Bird's official website?

The official website for Blue Bird is http://www.blue-bird.com.

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:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  210 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  219 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  429
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 12/9/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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