NASDAQ:BLBD - Blue Bird Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $20.47 -0.24 (-1.16 %) (As of 01/22/2019 01:13 AM ET)Previous Close$20.71Today's Range$20.45 - $21.1152-Week Range$15.67 - $26.95Volume168,732 shsAverage Volume89,484 shsMarket Capitalization$539 millionP/E Ratio12.04Dividend 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 Ratio12.04 Forward P/E Ratio12.11 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.02 billion Price / Sales0.53 Cash Flow$2.2923 per share Price / Cash Flow8.93 Book Value($1.39) per share Price / Book-14.73Profitability 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$539 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 approved a share buyback plan on Friday, August 4th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $50,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits 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 shares are undervalued. How were Blue Bird's earnings last quarter? Blue Bird Corp (NASDAQ:BLBD) announced its earnings results on Thursday, December, 6th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $331.61 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Blue Bird's shares. Their forecasts range from $22.00 to $23.00. On average, they expect Blue Bird's share price to reach $22.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.9% 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? News headlines about BLBD stock have been trending very positive on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Blue Bird earned a media sentiment score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. Are investors shorting Blue Bird? Blue Bird saw a drop in short interest during the month of 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 trading volume of 135,111 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.6 days. Currently, 4.2% of the company's shares 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), American Axle & Manufact. (AXL), Gentherm (THRM), Schaeffler (SCFLF), ChoicePoint (CPS), SPX (SPXC), Garrett Motion (GTX), Standard Motor Products (SMP), 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 major 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 $20.47. How big of a company is Blue Bird? Blue Bird has a market capitalization of $539 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 1/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How are Outstanding Shares Different from Authorized Shares?