Best Buy Company Profile (NYSE:BBY)

About Best Buy

Best Buy logoBest Buy Co., Inc. is a provider of technology products, services and solutions. The Company offers products and services to the customers visiting its stores, engaging with Geek Squad agents or using its Websites or mobile applications. It operates through two segments: Domestic and International. The Domestic segment consists of the operations in all states, districts and territories of the United States, under various brand names, including Best Buy,, Best Buy Mobile, Best Buy Direct, Best Buy Express, Geek Squad, Magnolia Home Theater, and Pacific Kitchen and Home. The International segment consists of all operations in Canada and Mexico under the brand names, Best Buy,,, Best Buy Express, Best Buy Mobile and Geek Squad. It Domestic and International segments have offerings in over six categories, such as consumer electronics, computing and mobile phones, entertainment, appliances, services and other.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Electronics Stores
  • Sub-Industry: Computer & Electronics Retail
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: BBY
  • CUSIP: 08651610
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $39.48
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $38.34
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $33.85
  • 52-Week Range: $25.31 - $40.58
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.83
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.38
  • P/E Growth: 1.11
  • Market Cap: $12.51B
  • Outstanding Shares: 317,274,000
  • Beta: 1.47
  • Net Margins: 2.62%
  • Return on Equity: 22.44%
  • Return on Assets: 7.27%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.31%
  • Current Ratio: 1.43%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.70%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 10 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.27)
Consensus Price Target: $37.26 (5.61% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Best Buy (NYSE:BBY)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/12/2016SunTrust Banks Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
9/14/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight -> Buy$45.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
8/25/2016WedbushReiterated RatingBuy -> Sell$20.50View Rating Details
8/25/2016RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingSector Perform -> Buy$36.00 -> $42.00View Rating Details
8/24/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold -> Hold$32.00 -> $41.00View Rating Details
8/24/2016Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight -> Buy$28.00 -> $35.00View Rating Details
8/24/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingBuy -> Sell$29.00View Rating Details
8/24/2016Raymond James Financial Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$38.00 -> $45.00View Rating Details
8/24/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral -> Neutral$32.00 -> $40.00View Rating Details
8/24/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$36.00 -> $42.00View Rating Details
8/24/2016Telsey Advisory GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$36.00 -> $42.00View Rating Details
8/17/2016Ladenburg ThalmannInitiated CoverageBuy -> OutperformView Rating Details
8/2/2016BTIG ResearchReiterated RatingNeutral -> BuyView Rating Details
6/22/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
6/23/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuy -> Hold$31.00View Rating Details
6/23/2016Piper Jaffray Cos.Reiterated RatingNeutral -> Buy$31.00View Rating Details
6/16/2016Longbow ResearchInitiated CoverageBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
3/15/2016GuggenheimInitiated CoverageNeutralView Rating Details
2/19/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$32.00 -> $33.00View Rating Details
1/20/2016BB&T Corp.DowngradeHold -> UnderweightView Rating Details
1/4/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
11/20/2015JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price Target$40.00 -> $33.00View Rating Details
8/31/2015B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$47.00View Rating Details
5/22/2015Wolfe ResearchDowngradeOutperform -> Peer PerformView Rating Details
3/30/2015Janney Montgomery ScottSet Price TargetBuy$43.00View Rating Details
11/21/2014Morningstar Inc.Reiterated RatingStandardView Rating Details
11/17/2014Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy$35.00 -> $42.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/21/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Best Buy (NYSE:BBY)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/23/2016Q217$0.43$0.57$8.40 billion$8.53 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/24/2016Q117$0.35$0.44$8.29 billion$8.44 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q416$1.39$1.53$13.60 billion$13.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/19/2015Q316$0.35$0.41$8.86 billion$8.82 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/25/2015Q216$0.34$0.49$8.29 billion$8.53 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/21/2015Q116$0.29$0.37$8.46 billion$8.56 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/3/2015Q415$1.35$1.48$14.35 billion$14.21 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/20/2014Q315$0.25$0.32$9.11 billion$9.38 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/26/2014Q215$0.31$0.44$8.98 billion$8.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/22/2014Q115$0.20$0.33$9.20 billion$9.04 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2014Q414$1.01$1.24$14.66 billion$14.47 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/19/2013Q314$0.11$0.18$9.36 billion$9.36 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/20/2013Q2 2014$0.12$0.32$9.13 billion$9.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/21/2013Q1 2014$0.25$0.29$10.64 billion$9.38 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/1/2013Q4 2013$1.53$1.64$16.32 billion$16.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/20/20120.03$0.03$10.80 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/21/2012$0.31$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/22/2012$0.59$0.72ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/29/2012$2.16$2.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/13/2011$0.52$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/13/2011$0.52$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/14/2011$0.33$0.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/24/2011$1.85$1.86ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/14/2010$0.61$0.54$12.45 billion$11.89 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Best Buy (NYSE:BBY)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.04 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.19 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20168$1.30$1.51$1.41
Q2 201612$0.30$0.50$0.39
Q3 201610$0.42$0.56$0.50
Q4 201611$0.37$0.53$0.45
Q1 20179$0.36$1.57$1.31
Q2 20175$0.38$0.45$0.42
Q3 20175$0.45$0.55$0.48
Q4 20176$1.38$1.73$1.56
Q1 20181$0.36$0.36$0.36
Q2 20181$0.44$0.44$0.44
Q3 20181$0.43$0.43$0.43
Q4 20181$1.32$1.32$1.32
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Best Buy (NYSE:BBY)
Annual Dividend:$1.12
Dividend Yield:2.84%
Dividend Growth:3.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:36.48% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
36.84% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
35.11% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Best Buy (NYSE:BBY)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Best Buy (NYSE:BBY)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.21%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 87.66%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/25/2016Mathew WatsonVPSell1,030$39.45$40,633.50View SEC Filing  
6/2/2016Hubert JolyCEOSell398,000$32.24$12,831,520.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2016Mathew WatsonCAOSell1,363$32.10$43,752.30View SEC Filing  
3/3/2016Shari L BallardInsiderSell184,986$32.99$6,102,688.14View SEC Filing  
10/13/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell197,500$37.23$7,352,925.00View SEC Filing  
10/12/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell267,504$37.05$9,911,023.20View SEC Filing  
10/6/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell564,846$37.65$21,266,451.90View SEC Filing  
10/5/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell550,000$37.64$20,702,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/28/2015Gerard R. VittecoqDirectorSell10,974$36.50$400,551.00View SEC Filing  
9/21/2015Keith J. NelsenGeneral CounselSell34,632$37.99$1,315,669.68View SEC Filing  
9/16/2015Rajendra M. MohaninsiderSell40,000$38.52$1,540,800.00View SEC Filing  
4/17/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell11,250$36.69$412,762.50View SEC Filing  
4/8/2015Victor Kathy J HigginsDirectorSell11,250$37.92$426,600.00View SEC Filing  
4/6/2015Hatim TyabjiDirectorSell11,250$38.15$429,187.50View SEC Filing  
2/27/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell420,000$38.01$15,964,200.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell80,000$38.86$3,108,800.00View SEC Filing  
2/20/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell235,000$39.24$9,221,400.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell165,000$39.14$6,458,100.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell375,000$39.00$14,625,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/11/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell225,000$38.09$8,570,250.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell900,000$37.01$33,309,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell1,210,000$35.83$43,354,300.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell760,000$35.64$27,086,400.00View SEC Filing  
1/13/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell170,000$39.74$6,755,800.00View SEC Filing  
1/12/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell170,000$39.14$6,653,800.00View SEC Filing  
1/8/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell1,600,000$38.88$62,208,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/5/2015Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell550,000$38.57$21,213,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/23/2014Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell350,000$40.00$14,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2014Shari L BallardInsiderSell64,149$38.59$2,475,509.91View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell1,415,000$38.79$54,887,850.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2014Rajendra M MohanInsiderSell42,000$38.36$1,611,120.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell1,360,000$37.50$51,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2014Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell500,000$35.41$17,705,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2014Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell800,000$35.00$28,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2014Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell550,000$34.45$18,947,500.00View SEC Filing  
10/30/2014Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell700,000$33.15$23,205,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2014Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell220,000$32.96$7,251,200.00View SEC Filing  
10/27/2014Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell170,000$33.03$5,615,100.00View SEC Filing  
10/23/2014Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell230,000$33.21$7,638,300.00View SEC Filing  
10/3/2014Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell65,400$33.59$2,196,786.00View SEC Filing  
9/29/2014Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell500,000$33.54$16,770,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014Keith J NelsenGeneral CounselSell29,192$31.16$909,622.72View SEC Filing  
8/28/2014Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell1,600$31.81$50,896.00View SEC Filing  
5/29/2014Keith J NelsenGeneral CounselSell17,213$27.00$464,751.00View SEC Filing  
4/25/2014Jude BuckleyInsiderSell68,143$24.38$1,661,326.34View SEC Filing  
11/5/2013Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell1,708,334$43.20$73,800,028.80View SEC Filing  
10/23/2013Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell450,000$42.62$19,179,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/22/2013Allen U LenzmeierDirectorSell150,000$43.11$6,466,500.00View SEC Filing  
10/21/2013Shari L BallardEVPSell32,325$42.97$1,389,005.25View SEC Filing  
10/15/2013Susan S GraftonSVPSell3,000$41.17$123,510.00View SEC Filing  
10/3/2013Richard M SchulzeMajor ShareholderSell1,708,334$37.78$64,540,858.52View SEC Filing  
9/10/2013Richard M SchulzeChairmanSell462,337$37.39$17,286,780.43View SEC Filing  
9/9/2013Richard M SchulzeChairmanSell787,663$37.23$29,324,693.49View SEC Filing  
9/5/2013Christopher K GouldTreasurerSell7,225$37.37$269,998.25View SEC Filing  
9/4/2013Keith J NelsenEVPSell12,748$37.86$482,639.28View SEC Filing  
8/27/2013Allen LenzmeierDirectorSell60,000$35.04$2,102,400.00View SEC Filing  
6/26/2013Shari L BallardEVPSell90,295$27.05$2,442,479.75View SEC Filing  
6/24/2013Keith J NelsenEVPSell14,782$25.93$383,297.26View SEC Filing  
6/21/2013Carol A SurfaceEVPSell14,500$26.93$390,485.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013Carol A SurfaceEVPSell15,000$26.16$392,400.00View SEC Filing  
10/2/2012Matthew H PaullDirectorBuy6,500$16.89$109,785.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Best Buy (NYSE:BBY)
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Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) Chart for Friday, October, 21, 2016

Last Updated on 10/21/2016 by Staff