NASDAQ:BLBD - Blue Bird Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $20.01 +0.20 (+1.01 %) (As of 01/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$19.81Today's Range$19.67 - $20.0252-Week Range$15.67 - $26.95Volume86,020 shsAverage Volume102,190 shsMarket Capitalization$521.88 millionP/E Ratio11.77Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.31 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 Webwww.blue-bird.com Phone478-822-2801Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio1.01 Quick Ratio0.62Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio11.77 Forward P/E Ratio11.84 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.02 billion Price / Sales0.51 Cash Flow$2.3133 per share Price / Cash Flow8.65 Book Value($1.39) per share Price / Book-14.40Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.70 Net Income$30.82 million Net Margins3.01% Return on Equity-61.35% Return on Assets16.15%Miscellaneous Employees2,237 Outstanding Shares26,330,000Market Cap$521.88 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 of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Friday, August 4th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 11.9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were Blue Bird's earnings last quarter? Blue Bird Corp (NASDAQ:BLBD) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December, 6th. The company reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.04. The firm earned $331.61 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $322.70 million. Blue Bird had a negative return on equity of 61.35% and a net margin of 3.01%. 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 12 month price targets for Blue Bird's shares. Their predictions range from $22.00 to $23.00. On average, they expect Blue Bird's stock price to reach $22.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.4% 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? Media headlines about BLBD stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Blue Bird earned a media sentiment score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. Are investors shorting Blue Bird? Blue Bird saw a drop in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 622,203 shares, a drop of 38.7% from the December 14th total of 1,014,908 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 135,111 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.6 days. Approximately 4.2% of the company's stock are sold short. 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 LCI Industries (LCII), Tenneco (TEN), Adient (ADNT), Cooper Tire & Rubber (CTB), Meritor (MTOR), Gentherm (THRM), American Axle & Manufact. (AXL), Schaeffler (SCFLF), SPX (SPXC), ChoicePoint (CPS), Standard Motor Products (SMP), Garrett Motion (GTX), Wabash National (WNC), IOCHPE MAXION S/S (IOCJY) and Douglas Dynamics (PLOW). 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, Gen. Counsel, Corp. Treasurer & Corp. Sec. (Age 44) Who are Blue Bird's major shareholders? Blue Bird's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include North Star Investment Management Corp. (0.84%). 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 institutional investors are selling Blue Bird stock? BLBD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including 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. 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 $20.01. How big of a company is Blue Bird? Blue Bird has a market capitalization of $521.88 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: 219 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 232 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 451MarketBeat'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 1/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Are all No-Load Funds Equal?