NYSE:BIG - Big Lots Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $34.80 -0.10 (-0.29 %) (As of 03/20/2019 03:21 PM ET)Previous Close$34.90Today's Range$34.37 - $35.4752-Week Range$26.21 - $50.35Volume55,243 shsAverage Volume2.53 million shsMarket Capitalization$1.39 billionP/E Ratio8.61Dividend Yield3.48%Beta1.27 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive BIG News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for BIG and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Variety stores Sub-IndustryGeneral Merchandise Stores SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNYSE:BIG Previous Symbol CUSIP08930210 CIK768835 Webwww.biglots.com Phone614-278-6800Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.75 Current Ratio1.77 Quick Ratio0.25Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio8.61 Forward P/E Ratio9.56 P/E Growth1.25 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$5.24 billion Price / Sales0.27 Cash Flow$7.3263 per share Price / Cash Flow4.75 Book Value$17.31 per share Price / Book2.01Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.04 Net Income$156.89 million Net Margins3.00% Return on Equity25.67% Return on Assets8.59%Miscellaneous Employees34,800 Outstanding Shares40,050,000Market Cap$1.39 billion Next Earnings Date6/7/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable 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, March 8th. Investors of record on Friday, March 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Friday, April 5th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.45%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 21st. View Big Lots' Dividend History. How will Big Lots' stock buyback program work? Big Lots announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase plan on Friday, March 9th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were Big Lots' earnings last quarter? Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) posted its earnings results on Friday, March, 8th. The company reported $2.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.30 by $0.38. The company had revenue of $1.60 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.60 billion. Big Lots had a return on equity of 25.67% and a net margin of 3.00%. The business's revenue was down 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $2.57 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, June 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Big Lots. What guidance has Big Lots issued on next quarter's earnings? Big Lots updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Friday, March, 8th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.55-3.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.64. Big Lots also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $3.55-3.75 EPS. What price target have analysts set for BIG? 14 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Big Lots' stock. Their forecasts range from $32.00 to $58.00. On average, they anticipate Big Lots' stock price to reach $41.9231 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 20.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Big Lots. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Big Lots? 14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Big Lots in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Big Lots. Has Big Lots been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about BIG stock has trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring 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 daily sentiment score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the company a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. Who are some of Big Lots' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Big Lots include Ollie's Bargain Outlet (OLLI), BJs Wholesale Club (BJ), PriceSmart (PSMT), Tuesday Morning (TUES) and Fred's (FRED). What other stocks do shareholders of Big Lots own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Big Lots investors own include Micron Technology (MU), Netflix (NFLX), General Electric (GE), Home Depot (HD), Intel (INTC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Starbucks (SBUX), NVIDIA (NVDA), Gilead Sciences (GILD) and AT&T (T). 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 51)Ms. Lisa M. Bachmann, Exec. VP and Chief Merchandising & Operating Officer (Age 58)Mr. Ronald A. Robins Jr., Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 55)Mr. Michael Allen Schlonsky, Exec. VP of HR & Store Operations (Age 52)Mr. Bruce K. Thorn, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 52) Who are Big Lots' major shareholders? Big Lots' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (12.10%), LSV Asset Management (6.37%), FMR LLC (4.61%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.33%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.83%) and Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. (1.89%). Company insiders that own Big Lots stock include Bruce K Thorn, David J Campisi, Jeffrey Paul Berger, Lisa M Bachmann, Michael Allen Schlonsky, Ronald A Robins Jr, Russell Solt, Stephen M Haffer and Timothy A Johnson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Big Lots. Which major investors are selling Big Lots stock? BIG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc., Tyvor Capital LLC, Comerica Bank, Endurance Wealth Management Inc. and Principal Financial Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Big Lots company stock in the last year include David J Campisi, Lisa M Bachmann, Michael Allen Schlonsky, Ronald A Robins Jr and Stephen M Haffer. View Insider Buying and Selling for Big Lots. Which major investors are buying Big Lots stock? BIG stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Norges Bank, Millennium Management LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Two Sigma Advisers LP, Springhouse Capital Management LP, Bessemer Group Inc. and Prudential Financial Inc.. 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 $34.77. How big of a company is Big Lots? Big Lots has a market capitalization of $1.39 billion and generates $5.24 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $156.89 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.04 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 557 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 569 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,126MarketBeat'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. 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