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NASDAQ:BLBD

Blue Bird (BLBD) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$31.50
+0.31 (+0.99%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$30.92
$31.94
50-Day Range
$24.50
$33.89
52-Week Range
$17.37
$33.94
Volume
595,408 shs
Average Volume
657,521 shs
Market Capitalization
$1.01 billion
P/E Ratio
16.58
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$32.70

Blue Bird MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Buy
3.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
3.8% Upside
$32.70 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
6.05% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
-5.41
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.23mentions of Blue Bird in the last 14 days
Based on 10 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$204.52 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
5.88%
From $1.87 to $1.98 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.03 out of 5 stars

Auto/Tires/Trucks Sector

38th out of 83 stocks

Truck & Bus Bodies Industry

2nd out of 3 stocks


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About Blue Bird Stock (NASDAQ:BLBD)

Blue Bird Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, manufactures, and sells school buses in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Bus and Parts. It offers Type C, Type D, and specialty buses; and alternative power options through its propane powered, gasoline powered, compressed natural gas powered, and electric powered school buses, as well as diesel engines. The company also sells replacement bus parts; and provides financing services and extended warranties related to its products. Blue Bird Corporation sells its products through drop ship fulfillment and a network of dealers, as well as directly to fleet operators, the United States government, and state governments; independent service centers; and maintains a parts distribution center. The company was formerly known as Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp and changed its name to Blue Bird Corporation. Blue Bird Corporation was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Macon, Georgia.

BLBD Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
12/11/2023
Today
2/25/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/09/2024
Fiscal Year End
9/30/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Truck & bus bodies
Sub-Industry
N/A
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:BLBD
Fax
N/A
Employees
1,830
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$32.70
High Stock Price Target
$38.00
Low Stock Price Target
$26.50
Potential Upside/Downside
+3.8%
Consensus Rating
Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.00
Research Coverage
6 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$23.81 million
Pretax Margin
5.99%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.13 billion
Cash Flow
$1.51 per share
Book Value
$2.35 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
31,523,000
Market Cap
$1.01 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.31
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Key Executives

  • Mr. Philip  HorlockMr. Philip Horlock (Age 68)
    CEO & Director
    Comp: $2.46M
  • Mr. Britton Smith
    President & Chief Strategy Officer
  • Mr. Razvan Radulescu (Age 49)
    CFO, Principal Financial & Principal Accounting Officer
    Comp: $1.24M
  • Mr. Ted M. Scartz (Age 43)
    Senior VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
    Comp: $767.62k
  • Mr. Mark R. Benfield
    Executive Director of Profitability & Investor Relations
  • Mr. Jim Nelles
    Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain Management
  • Mr. Vijay Boova
    Senior Vice President of Lean Transformation & Quality
  • Mr. Jeff Sanfrey
    Senior Vice President of Engineering
  • Craig West
    Vice President – Corporate Controller & Treasurer
  • Mr. Eric Boule
    President & CEO of Micro Bird














BLBD Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Blue Bird stock right now?

6 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Blue Bird in the last year. There are currently 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" BLBD shares.
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What is Blue Bird's stock price target for 2024?

6 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for Blue Bird's shares. Their BLBD share price targets range from $26.50 to $38.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $32.70 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.8% from the stock's current price.
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How have BLBD shares performed in 2024?

Blue Bird's stock was trading at $26.96 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, BLBD shares have increased by 16.8% and is now trading at $31.50.
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When is Blue Bird's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 9th 2024.
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.

How were Blue Bird's earnings last quarter?

Blue Bird Co. (NASDAQ:BLBD) released its earnings results on Monday, December, 11th. The company reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $302.96 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $300 million. Blue Bird had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 223.85% and a net margin of 5.04%.

What ETFs hold Blue Bird's stock?
What guidance has Blue Bird issued on next quarter's earnings?

Blue Bird issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 7th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.2 billion-$1.3 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.2 billion.

What is Phil Horlock's approval rating as Blue Bird's CEO?

25 employees have rated Blue Bird Chief Executive Officer Phil Horlock on Glassdoor.com. Phil Horlock has an approval rating of 49% among the company's employees. This puts Phil Horlock in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies. 56.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at Blue Bird to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of Blue Bird own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Blue Bird investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), AbbVie (ABBV), Tesla (TSLA), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Marvell Technology (MRVL), Netflix (NFLX) and Roku (ROKU).

Who are Blue Bird's major shareholders?

Blue Bird's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include American Securities LLC (12.55%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.37%), Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc. (2.57%), First Trust Advisors LP (2.17%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (2.04%) and Epoch Investment Partners Inc. (1.24%). Insiders that own company stock include Asp Bb Holdings Llc, Coliseum Capital Management, L, Gurminder S Bedi, Paul Yousif, Phil Horlock and Razvan Radulescu.
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How do I buy shares of Blue Bird?

Shares of BLBD stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:BLBD) was last updated on 2/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff