NASDAQ:BLBD - Blue Bird Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $18.92 +0.30 (+1.61 %) (As of 11/22/2018 05:51 AM ET)Previous Close$18.62Today's Range$18.62 - $19.0352-Week Range$15.66 - $26.95Volume47,900 shsAverage Volume109,188 shsMarket Capitalization$503.41 millionP/E Ratio13.40Dividend 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 Ratio1.06 Quick Ratio0.44 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio13.40 Forward P/E Ratio12.21 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$990.60 million Price / Sales0.52 Cash Flow$2.1722 per share Price / Cash8.71 Book Value($4.07) per share Price / Book-4.65 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.24 Net Income$28.80 million Net Margins3.02% Return on Equity-45.73% Return on Assets14.57% Miscellaneous Employees2,311 Outstanding Shares27,040,000Market Cap$503.41 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 authorizes the company to repurchase $50,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 11.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were Blue Bird's earnings last quarter? Blue Bird Corp (NASDAQ:BLBD) released its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 8th. The company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.26. The business earned $314.19 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $320.90 million. Blue Bird had a net margin of 3.02% and a negative return on equity of 45.73%. 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, December 6th 2018. 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 $23.00 to $24.00. On average, they expect Blue Bird's share price to reach $23.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 24.2% 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? Headlines about BLBD stock have trended positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to five being the most favorable. Blue Bird earned a news sentiment score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Blue Bird's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Blue Bird include Dana (DAN), LCI Industries (LCII), Tenneco (TEN), Cooper Tire & Rubber (CTB), Gentherm (THRM), Meritor (MTOR), ChoicePoint (CPS), SPX (SPXC), American Axle & Manufact. (AXL), Standard Motor Products (SMP), Garrett Motion (GTX), Wabash National (WNC), Douglas Dynamics (PLOW), HALFORDS Grp PL/ADR (HLFDY) and Modine Manufacturing (MOD). 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 number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors 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%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.61%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.98%). 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 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 major investors are buying Blue Bird stock? BLBD stock was bought 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 $18.92. How big of a company is Blue Bird? Blue Bird has a market capitalization of $503.41 million and generates $990.60 million in revenue each year. The company earns $28.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.24 on an earnings per share basis. Blue Bird employs 2,311 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: 206 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 215 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 421MarketBeat'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 11/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How is a Moving Average Calculated?