NASDAQ:BLBD - Blue Bird Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$17.24 +0.24 (+1.41 %)
(As of 03/25/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$17.00
Today's Range$16.94 - $17.31
52-Week Range$15.67 - $26.95
Volume38,800 shs
Average Volume91,151 shs
Market Capitalization$454.91 million
P/E Ratio10.14
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.23
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Truck & bus bodies
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorAuto/Tires/Trucks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:BLBD
CUSIPN/A
Phone478-822-2801

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.02 billion
Cash Flow$2.3235 per share
Book Value($1.39) per share

Profitability

Net Income$30.82 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,237
Market Cap$454.91 million
Next Earnings Date5/9/2019 (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 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 purchase up to 11.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally 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) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 6th. The company reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.07. The firm earned $154.93 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $157.20 million. Blue Bird had a negative return on equity of 70.66% and a net margin of 3.68%. 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, May 9th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Blue Bird.

What guidance has Blue Bird issued on next quarter's earnings?

Blue Bird issued an update on its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $990M - 1.025 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.02 billion.

What price target have analysts set for BLBD?

1 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for Blue Bird's stock. Their forecasts range from $22.00 to $22.00. On average, they expect Blue Bird's stock price to reach $22.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 27.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Blue Bird.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Blue Bird?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Blue Bird in the last year. There are currently 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 articles about BLBD stock have trended somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Blue Bird earned a coverage optimism score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Blue Bird's key competitors?

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 Canopy Growth (CGC), Intel (INTC), Himax Technologies (HIMX), Editas Medicine (EDIT), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT), General Electric (GE), DexCom (DXCM) and GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- (GWPH).

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. Affairs
  • Mr. Paul Yousif, Gen. Counsel & 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 BlackRock Inc. (3.79%), Spitfire Capital LLC (3.61%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.94%), North Star Investment Management Corp. (0.84%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.77%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.77%). 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 Spitfire Capital LLC, Exane Derivatives, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, LSV Asset Management, Hodges Capital Management Inc., IndexIQ Advisors LLC and 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.

Which major investors are buying Blue Bird stock?

BLBD stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Jane Street Group LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Daiwa Securities Group Inc., Olstein Capital Management L.P. and Mackay Shields 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 $17.24.

How big of a company is Blue Bird?

Blue Bird has a market capitalization of $454.91 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  224 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  247 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  471
MarketBeat'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 3/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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