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

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$28.50 -1.20 (-4.04 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$28.50
Today's Range$28.29 - $29.69
52-Week Range$28.29 - $64.42
Volume1.73 million shs
Average Volume1.96 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.19 billion
P/E Ratio6.40
Dividend Yield4.04%
Big 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 August 31, 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
Current SymbolNYSE:BIG
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.05
Current Ratio1.71
Quick Ratio0.27


Trailing P/E Ratio6.40
Forward P/E Ratio7.79
P/E Growth0.92

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.27 billion
Price / Sales0.22
Cash Flow$6.8182 per share
Price / Cash Flow4.18
Book Value$14.80 per share
Price / Book1.93


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.45
Net Income$189.83 million
Net Margins2.91%
Return on Equity26.11%
Return on Assets9.10%


Outstanding Shares40,050,000
Market Cap$1.19 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, December 7th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 14th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share on Friday, December 28th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 13th. View Big Lots' Dividend History.

How will Big Lots' stock buyback program work?

Big Lots announced that its board has approved a share repurchase plan on Friday, March 9th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Big Lots' earnings last quarter?

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, December, 7th. The company reported ($0.16) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.15. The firm earned $1.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.14 billion. Big Lots had a net margin of 2.91% and a return on equity of 26.11%. Big Lots's quarterly revenue was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.06 EPS. 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, March 8th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Big Lots.

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

Big Lots updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Friday, December, 7th. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.20-2.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.93. Big Lots also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $3.55-3.75 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for BIG?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Big Lots' stock. Their predictions range from $32.00 to $58.00. On average, they expect Big Lots' stock price to reach $45.3333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 59.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Big Lots.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Big Lots?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Big Lots in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 11 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, "Big Lots’ shares have slumped in the past three months, owing to dismal bottom-line performance that continued in third-quarter fiscal 2018. With this, the company witnessed negative earnings surprises in the last three quarters. Based on the soft results and a flattish start to the next quarter, the company trimmed its earnings guidance for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2018. Further, soft margins trend due to higher costs remains a headwind. However, sales beat estimates and improved year over year in the fiscal third quarter, on the back of solid comps and the fiscal calendar shift. Additionally, the company’s Store of the Future initiative and the e-commerce business bode well. These along with the company’s commitment to boost shareholder value through dividends and share buybacks should bolster investors’ confidence." (12/12/2018)
  • 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)

Has Big Lots been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about BIG stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog 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. Big Lots earned a news sentiment score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

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)

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. (11.95%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.33%), Vanguard Group Inc (9.33%), LSV Asset Management (6.41%), AQR Capital Management LLC (5.31%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.22%). 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 Deutsche Bank AG, BlackRock Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Man Group plc, New Amsterdam Partners LLC NY and Vanguard Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Big Lots company stock in the last year include David J Campisi, Jeffrey Paul Berger, Lisa M Bachmann, 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., FMR LLC, Scout Investments Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Tributary Capital Management LLC, Carillon Tower Advisers Inc., Tyvor Capital LLC and AQR Capital Management LLC. 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 $28.50.

How big of a company is Big Lots?

Big Lots has a market capitalization of $1.19 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.

What is Big Lots' official website?

The official website for Big Lots is http://www.biglots.com.

How can I contact Big Lots?

Big Lots' mailing address is 4900 E. DUBLIN GRANVILLE ROAD, COLUMBUS OH, 43081. 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:  544 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  549 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,093
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 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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