NASDAQ:BLBD - Blue Bird Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $19.59 -0.50 (-2.49 %) (As of 02/21/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$20.09Today's Range$19.48 - $20.1652-Week Range$15.67 - $26.95Volume63,109 shsAverage Volume67,193 shsMarket Capitalization$516.98 millionP/E Ratio11.52Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.28 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Blue Bird Corporation designs, engineers, manufactures, and sells school buses and related parts in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Bus and Parts. The company offers Type C, Type D, and specialty buses; and alternative fuel applications through its propane-powered, gasoline-powered, compressed natural gas-powered, and electric powered school buses. It sells its products through a network of dealers, as well as directly to fleet operators, the United States government, and state governments; and a parts distribution center. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Macon, Georgia. Receive BLBD News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for BLBD and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Truck & bus bodies Sub-IndustryN/A SectorAuto/Tires/Trucks Current SymbolNASDAQ:BLBD Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A CIK1589526 Webwww.blue-bird.com Phone478-822-2801Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio1.07 Quick Ratio0.34Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio11.52 Forward P/E Ratio12.40 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.02 billion Price / Sales0.50 Cash Flow$2.2647 per share Price / Cash Flow8.65 Book Value($3.02) per share Price / Book-6.49Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.70 Net Income$30.82 million Net Margins3.68% Return on Equity-70.66% Return on Assets16.36%Miscellaneous Employees2,237 Outstanding Shares26,390,000Market Cap$516.98 million Next Earnings Date5/9/2019 (Estimated) 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 of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Friday, August 4th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to buy up to 11.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Blue Bird's earnings last quarter? Blue Bird Corp (NASDAQ:BLBD) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 6th. The company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $154.93 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $157.20 million. Blue Bird had a net margin of 3.68% and a negative return on equity of 70.66%. 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 Thursday, May 9th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Blue Bird. What guidance has Blue Bird issued on next quarter's earnings? Blue Bird updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 6th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $990M - 1.025 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.02 billion. What price target have analysts set for BLBD? 1 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Blue Bird's stock. Their predictions range from $22.00 to $22.00. On average, they expect Blue Bird's stock price to reach $22.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Blue Bird. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Blue Bird? 1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Blue Bird in the last year. There are currently 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 articles about BLBD stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Blue Bird earned a coverage optimism score of 0.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Are investors shorting Blue Bird? Blue Bird saw a increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 835,960 shares, an increase of 34.4% from the December 31st total of 622,203 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 85,215 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 9.8 days. Currently, 5.7% of the company's shares are short sold. View Blue Bird's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Blue Bird's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Blue Bird include Tenneco (TEN), American Axle & Manufact. (AXL), Adient (ADNT), Meritor (MTOR), Cooper Tire & Rubber (CTB), SPX (SPXC), Gentherm (THRM), Schaeffler (SCFLF), Garrett Motion (GTX), Standard Motor Products (SMP), ChoicePoint (CPS), Douglas Dynamics (PLOW), IOCHPE MAXION S/S (IOCJY), Wabash National (WNC) and Modine Manufacturing (MOD). 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 Intel (INTC), Himax Technologies (HIMX), Immunomedics (IMMU), CVS Health (CVS), General Motors (GM), Community Bank System (CBU), Canopy Growth (CGC), Fortis (FTS), Clovis Oncology (CLVS) and Revance Therapeutics (RVNC). Who are Blue Bird's key executives? Blue Bird's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Philip Horlock, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 63)Mr. Phil Tighe, CFO & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 65)Mr. Thomas Arthur Roberts, Chief Admin. Officer (Age 67)Mr. Mark R. Benfield, Director of Investor Relations & Gov. AffairsMr. Paul Yousif, VP, Gen. Counsel & Treasurer (Age 44) Who are Blue Bird's major shareholders? Blue Bird's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (3.79%), Spitfire Capital LLC (3.61%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.94%), North Star Investment Management Corp. (0.84%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.77%) and Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. (0.75%). 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 Spitfire Capital LLC, Exane Derivatives, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, LSV Asset Management, Hodges Capital Management Inc., IndexIQ Advisors LLC and North Star Investment Management Corp.. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Jane Street Group LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Daiwa Securities Group Inc., Olstein Capital Management L.P., Mackay Shields LLC and Lincoln Capital Corp. 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 $19.59. How big of a company is Blue Bird? Blue Bird has a market capitalization of $516.98 million and generates $1.02 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $30.82 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.70 on an earnings per share basis. Blue Bird employs 2,237 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 221 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 238 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 459MarketBeat'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 2/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How is the LIBOR rate calculated?