NYSE:BIG - Big Lots Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$48.48 -0.23 (-0.47 %)
(As of 08/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$48.71
Today's Range$48.09 - $48.85
52-Week Range$36.20 - $64.42
Volume685,869 shs
Average Volume1.43 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.94 billion
P/E Ratio10.91
Dividend Yield2.50%
Beta1.03
Big Lots logoBig Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a community retailer in the United States. The company offers products under various merchandising categories, such as furniture category that includes upholstery, mattress, case goods, and ready-to-assemble departments; seasonal category, which comprises Christmas trim, lawn and garden, summer, and other holiday departments; soft home category that consists of fashion and utility bedding, bath, window, decorative textile, home organization, area rugs, home décor, and frames departments; and food category that includes beverage and grocery, candy and snacks, and specialty foods departments. It also provides merchandise under the consumables category, which comprises health, beauty and cosmetics, plastics, paper, chemical, and pet departments; hard home category, including small appliances, table top, food preparation, stationery, greeting cards, and home maintenance departments; and electronics, toys, and accessories category consisting of electronics, toys, jewelry, and hosiery departments. As of February 3, 2018, it operated 1,416 stores in 47 states. Big Lots, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryGeneral Merchandise Stores
SectorRetail/Wholesale
SymbolNYSE:BIG
CUSIP08930210
Phone614-278-6800

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.25
Current Ratio1.65
Quick Ratio0.32

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio10.91
Forward P/E Ratio10.63
P/E Growth0.88

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.27 billion
Price / Sales0.37
Cash Flow$7.1716 per share
Price / Cash6.76
Book Value$15.93 per share
Price / Book3.04

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.45
Net Income$189.83 million
Net Margins3.23%
Return on Equity28.85%
Return on Assets10.62%

Miscellaneous

Employees34,800
Outstanding Shares40,340,000
Market Cap$1.94 billion

Big Lots (NYSE:BIG) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Big Lots' stock symbol?

Big Lots trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BIG."

How often does Big Lots pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Big Lots?

Big Lots declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, June 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.48%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 14th. View Big Lots' Dividend History.

How will Big Lots' stock buyback program work?

Big Lots announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Friday, March 9th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Big Lots' earnings last quarter?

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) announced its earnings results on Friday, June, 1st. The company reported $0.95 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.19 by $0.24. The firm earned $1.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.28 billion. Big Lots had a net margin of 3.23% and a return on equity of 28.85%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.15 earnings per share. View Big Lots' Earnings History.

When is Big Lots' next earnings date?

Big Lots is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, August, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Big Lots.

What guidance has Big Lots issued on next quarter's earnings?

Big Lots issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Friday, June, 1st. The company provided EPS guidance of $4.50-4.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.87. Big Lots also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.60-0.70 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for BIG?

17 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Big Lots' shares. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect Big Lots' share price to reach $51.5333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Big Lots.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Big Lots?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Big Lots in the last year. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Big Lots.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Big Lots stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Big Lots stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Of late, estimates have been revised downward. Shares of Big Lots have underperformed the industry in the past six months, on the back of lower-than-expected earnings and net sales in first-quarter fiscal 2018. Trimmed full-year view along with declining comps also hurt investors’ sentiments. Apart from these, the decline in margins also adds to the woes. Furniture, one of the strongest product categories of the company, was also down low single digit in the reported quarter, which came as a surprise. Meanwhile, soft home category continues to impress the investors. In a bid to expand the customer base, the company is taking several initiatives. Among them, the e-commerce business and Store of the Future deserve a mention. However, a challenging retail landscape, aggressive promotional strategies and waning store traffic might weigh on its performance." (8/1/2018)
  • 2. Barclays PLC analysts commented, "We estimate the midpoint of FY18 guidance implies EBIT of ~$280mn and ~$305mn after adding back tax reinvestment, or ~4-5% growth y/y, at/just below BIG’s long-term plan despite the freight headwinds. Soft comps in 4Q17 and in the 1Q18 outlook are understandable (e.g. weather, tax refund delays, Easter shift), and comps should build as the year progresses, helped by Store of the Future (SoF) remodels (~13% of stores in FY18; MSD-HSD comp lift), improved merchandising, and credit expansion (new items & simpler terms), but guidance on comps appears optimistic. We remain EW as we believe 1) the incremental benefit from initiatives will wane, 2) 4Q becomes more competitive each year (~50% of EBITDA), and 3) SoF remodels may only generate a 1x comp bump, will limit FCF, and have an uncertain ROI. Our new PT of $50 is based on a 5.0x EV/EBITDA multiple and FY19E EBITDA of $409mn (prior PT of $54 was based on a 5.3x EV/EBITDA multiple and our old FY18E EBITDA of $427mn)." (3/15/2018)

Are investors shorting Big Lots?

Big Lots saw a decline in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 10,236,819 shares, a decline of 17.5% from the July 13th total of 12,414,558 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,171,849 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 8.7 days. Approximately 25.6% of the company's shares are sold short. View Big Lots' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Big Lots' key competitors?

Who are Big Lots' key executives?

Big Lots' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Timothy A. Johnson, Exec. VP, Chief Admin. Officer & CFO (Age 50)
  • Ms. Lisa M. Bachmann, Exec. VP and Chief Merchandising & Operating Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. Ronald A. Robins Jr., Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 54)
  • Mr. Michael Allen Schlonsky, Exec. VP of HR & Store Operations (Age 51)
  • Mr. David J. Campisi, Former CEO, Pres & Director (Age 62)

Has Big Lots been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about BIG stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Big Lots earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.22 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for Big Lots.

Who are Big Lots' major shareholders?

Big Lots' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (12.67%), LSV Asset Management (6.36%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.95%), Voya Investment Management LLC (2.69%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.68%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.03%). Company insiders that own Big Lots stock include David J Campisi, Jeffrey Paul Berger, Lisa M Bachmann, Michael Allen Schlonsky, Philip E Mallott, Ronald A Robins Jr, Russell Solt and Timothy A Johnson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Big Lots.

Which institutional investors are selling Big Lots stock?

BIG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wells Fargo & Company MN, Voya Investment Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Bank of America Corp DE, Chicago Equity Partners LLC, Millennium Management LLC, FMR LLC and Scout Investments Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Big Lots company stock in the last year include David J Campisi, Jeffrey Paul Berger, Michael Allen Schlonsky, Ronald A Robins Jr and Timothy A Johnson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Big Lots.

Which institutional investors are buying Big Lots stock?

BIG stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC, BTIM Corp., Renaissance Technologies LLC, LSV Asset Management, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Big Lots.

How do I buy shares of Big Lots?

Shares of BIG 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 Big Lots' stock price today?

One share of BIG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $48.47.

How big of a company is Big Lots?

Big Lots has a market capitalization of $1.94 billion and generates $5.27 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $189.83 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.45 on an earnings per share basis. Big Lots employs 34,800 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Big Lots?

Big Lots' mailing address is 300 PHILLIPI ROAD P.O.BOX 28512, COLUMBUS OH, 43228. The company can be reached via phone at 614-278-6800 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Big Lots (NYSE BIG)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  501 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  510 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,011
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Big Lots and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BIG will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BIG will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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