NASDAQ:BLBD - Blue Bird Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $16.45 +0.40 (+2.49 %) (As of 12/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$16.05Today's Range$16.29 - $16.6752-Week Range$16.01 - $26.95Volume115,200 shsAverage Volume125,787 shsMarket Capitalization$427.62 millionP/E Ratio9.68Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.47 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 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. 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 Phone478-822-2801 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio1.01 Quick Ratio0.62 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio9.68 Forward P/E Ratio10.28 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.02 billion Price / Sales0.42 Cash Flow$2.3202 per share Price / Cash Flow7.09 Book Value($1.39) per share Price / Book-11.83 Profitability 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$427.62 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 stock repurchase 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 reacquire up to 11.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were Blue Bird's earnings last quarter? Blue Bird Corp (NASDAQ:BLBD) released its earnings results on Thursday, December, 6th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $331.61 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations 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 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Blue Bird's shares. Their forecasts range from $22.00 to $23.00. On average, they expect Blue Bird's stock price to reach $22.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 36.8% 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? Press coverage about BLBD stock has trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Blue Bird earned a news sentiment score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles 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 company's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Blue Bird's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Blue Bird include Adient (ADNT), Tenneco (TEN), LCI Industries (LCII), Cooper Tire & Rubber (CTB), Gentherm (THRM), Schaeffler (SCFLF), Meritor (MTOR), American Axle & Manufact. (AXL), SPX (SPXC), ChoicePoint (CPS), Standard Motor Products (SMP), Garrett Motion (GTX), IOCHPE MAXION S/S (IOCJY), Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) and HALFORDS GRP PL/ADR (HLFDY). 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. AffairsMr. Paul Yousif, Gen. Counsel, Corp. Treasurer & Corp. Sec. (Age 43) Who are Blue Bird's major shareholders? Blue Bird's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders 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 Vanguard Group Inc (2.49%). 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 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 institutional 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 $16.45. How big of a company is Blue Bird? Blue Bird has a market capitalization of $427.62 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: 215 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 225 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 440MarketBeat'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 12/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is systematic risk?