NASDAQ:BLBD - Blue Bird Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $18.42 +0.27 (+1.49 %) (As of 05/24/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$18.15Today's Range$18.17 - $18.4652-Week Range$15.67 - $26.95Volume37,500 shsAverage Volume79,290 shsMarket Capitalization$487.32 millionP/E Ratio10.84Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.19 ProfileAnalyst 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 Webhttp://www.blue-bird.com/ Phone478-822-2801Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio0.98 Quick Ratio0.26Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio10.84 Forward P/E Ratio11.81 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.02 billion Price / Sales0.48 Cash Flow$2.2463 per share Price / Cash Flow8.20 Book Value($2.93) per share Price / Book-6.29Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.70 Net Income$30.82 million Net Margins3.45% Return on Equity-78.39% Return on Assets15.09%Miscellaneous Employees2,237 Outstanding Shares26,456,000Market Cap$487.32 million Next Earnings Date8/14/2019 (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 announced that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Friday, August 4th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 11.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often 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 Thursday, May, 9th. The company reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. The company earned $211.64 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $217.80 million. Blue Bird had a net margin of 3.45% and a negative return on equity of 78.39%. 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, August 14th 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 Thursday, May, 9th. 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 $1.01 billion. What price target have analysts set for BLBD? 2 Wall Street 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 year. This suggests a possible upside of 22.1% 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 2 buy ratings 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 headlines about BLBD stock have trended positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Blue Bird earned a news impact score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of Blue Bird's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Blue Bird include Meritor (MTOR), Veoneer (VNE), Adient (ADNT), Cooper Tire & Rubber (CTB), Schaeffler (SCFLF), SPX (SPXC), Gentherm (THRM), Garrett Motion (GTX), American Axle & Manufact. (AXL), Standard Motor Products (SMP), Douglas Dynamics (PLOW), Wabash National (WNC), IOCHPE MAXION S/S (IOCJY), Cooper-Standard (CPS) and Tenneco (TEN). 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 Editas Medicine (EDIT), Intel (INTC), Netflix (NFLX), Canopy Growth (CGC), General Electric (GE), Himax Technologies (HIMX), Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT), Trade Desk (TTD), Raytheon (RTN) and Ambarella (AMBA). 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 (Age 44) Who are Blue Bird's major shareholders? Blue Bird's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Osterweis Capital Management Inc. (9.03%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (4.93%), Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ (4.91%), FIL Ltd (4.00%), BlackRock Inc. (3.97%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.77%). 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 Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ , Tocqueville Asset Management L.P., First Trust Advisors LP, Osterweis Capital Management Inc., Hodges Capital Management Inc., Morgan Stanley, Oxford Asset Management LLP and Wells Fargo & Company MN. 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 Engine Capital Management LP, William Blair Investment Management LLC, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Cadence Capital Management LLC, FIL Ltd 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 $18.42. How big of a company is Blue Bird? Blue Bird has a market capitalization of $487.32 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: 231 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 253 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 484MarketBeat'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 5/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Percentage Decliners Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.