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Big Lots (BIG) Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.70 (+2.34%)
(As of 05/26/2022 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
3.18 million shs
Average Volume
1.24 million shs
Market Capitalization
$874.73 million
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About Big Lots

Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a home discount retailer in the United States. The company offers products under various merchandising categories, such as furniture category that includes upholstery, mattresses, case goods, and ready-to-assemble departments; seasonal category, which comprises patio furniture, gazebos, Christmas trim, 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, specialty foods, and pet departments. It also provides merchandise under the consumables category, which comprises health, beauty and cosmetics, plastics, paper, and chemical departments; hard home category, including small appliances, tabletops, and food preparation and stationery products; home maintenance and organization products; toys; and accessories category consisting of apparel, electronics, jewelry, apparel, and hosiery departments. As of January 29, 2022, it operated 1,431 stores in 47 states and an e-commerce platform. Big Lots, Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.


Short-Covering Begins In Big Lots 
We were pleasantly surprised to see shares of Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) up 12% but could not understand why until we saw the short interest. The stock has been in a downtrend for some time driven by dwindling analysts' sentiment, fear of slowing sales, and an ever-growing short interest that reached lofty levels above 25% in the weeks ahead of the Q2 report.
Big Lots set to report earnings on Friday morning
Big Lots Q1 2023 Earnings Preview
Short-Covering Begins In Big Lots
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Variety stores
General Merchandise Stores
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$6.15 billion
Cash Flow
$11.14 per share
Book Value
$32.99 per share


Net Income
$177.78 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$874.73 million

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 4/1 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
Fiscal Year End

Social Links


Overall MarketRank

3.37 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

16th out of 284 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

2nd out of 12 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.8Community Rank: 4.3Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 5.0 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Big Lots (NYSE:BIG) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Big Lots a buy right now?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Big Lots in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings and 4 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Big Lots stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in BIG, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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When is Big Lots' next earnings date?

Big Lots is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, May 27th 2022.
View our earnings forecast for Big Lots

How can I listen to Big Lots' earnings call?

Big Lots will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, May 27th at 8:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 201-612-7415 with passcode "13729931".

How were Big Lots' earnings last quarter?

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March, 3rd. The company reported $1.75 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.89 by $0.14. The company earned $1.73 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.72 billion. Big Lots had a net margin of 2.89% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.21%. Big Lots's revenue for the quarter was down .3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.59 earnings per share.
View Big Lots' earnings history

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

Big Lots declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 10th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share on Friday, June 24th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.92%.
View Big Lots' dividend history

Is Big Lots a good dividend stock?

Big Lots pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.01%. BIG has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio of Big Lots is 23.08%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Big Lots will have a dividend payout ratio of 21.94% next year. This indicates that Big Lots will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
View Big Lots' dividend history.

How will Big Lots' stock buyback program work?

Big Lots announced that its board has authorized a stock buyback program on Friday, December 3rd 2021, which allows the company to repurchase $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 17.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Big Lots issued an update on its first quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, March, 31st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.100-$1.200 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.280. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for BIG?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Big Lots' shares. Their forecasts range from $25.00 to $40.00. On average, they expect Big Lots' stock price to reach $32.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 4.5% from the stock's current price.
View analysts' price targets for Big Lots
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Who are Big Lots' key executives?
Big Lots' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Bruce K. Thorn, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 55, Pay $3.54M)
  • Mr. Jonathan E. Ramsden, Exec. VP, CFO & Chief Admin. Officer (Age 57, Pay $1.45M)
  • Mr. Ronald A. Robins Jr., Exec. VP, Chief Legal & Governance Officer, Gen. Counsel and Corp. Sec. (Age 58, Pay $1.04M)
  • Mr. Michael Allen Schlonsky, Exec. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 55, Pay $1.09M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Jack Anthony Pestello, Exec. VP & Chief Merchandising Officer
  • Mr. Jason N. Judd, Sr. VP of Corp. Fin. & Treasurer (Age 45)
  • Mr. Gurmeet Singh, Exec. VP & CTO (Age 53)
  • Ms. Joice Wirkus, Sr. VP of Marketing
  • Mr. Stewart W. Wenerstrom, Exec. Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Nicholas E. Padovano, Exec. VP & Chief Stores Officer (Age 58)
What is Bruce Thorn's approval rating as Big Lots' CEO?

190 employees have rated Big Lots CEO Bruce Thorn on Glassdoor.com. Bruce Thorn has an approval rating of 57% among Big Lots' employees. This puts Bruce Thorn in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

Who are some of Big Lots' key competitors?
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 NVIDIA (nvda), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Walmart (WMT), Micron Technology (MU), CVS Health (CVS), Verizon Communications (VZ), AbbVie (ABBV), AT&T (T) and Intel (INTC).

What is Big Lots' stock symbol?

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

Who are Big Lots' major shareholders?

Big Lots' stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (17.66%), Vanguard Group Inc. (12.41%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.73%), LSV Asset Management (5.85%), Ninety One UK Ltd (4.89%) and State Street Corp (4.59%). Company insiders that own Big Lots stock include James R Chambers, Lisa M Bachmann, Michael Allen Schlonsky and Nicholas E Padovano.
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 Vanguard Group Inc., BlackRock Inc., South Dakota Investment Council, First Trust Advisors LP, LSV Asset Management, Rothschild & Co. Asset Management US Inc., Group One Trading L.P., and Simplex Trading LLC. Company insiders that have sold Big Lots company stock in the last year include Michael Allen Schlonsky, and Nicholas E Padovano.
View insider buying and selling activity for Big Lots
or view top insider-selling stocks.

Which major investors are buying Big Lots stock?

BIG stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Deer Park Road Corp, Ninety One UK Ltd, Border to Coast Pensions Partnership Ltd, Victory Capital Management Inc., Northern Trust Corp, Jane Street Group LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, and Pacer Advisors Inc..
View insider buying and selling activity for Big Lots
or or view top insider-buying stocks.

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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Big Lots' stock price today?

One share of BIG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $30.63.

How much money does Big Lots make?

Big Lots has a market capitalization of $874.73 million and generates $6.15 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $177.78 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.199990 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Big Lots have?

Big Lots employs 36,200 workers across the globe.

When was Big Lots founded?

Big Lots was founded in 1967.

What is Big Lots' official website?

The official website for Big Lots is www.biglots.com.

How can I contact Big Lots?

Big Lots' mailing address is 4900 EAST DUBLIN GRANVILLE ROAD, COLUMBUS OH, 43081. The company can be reached via phone at (614) 278-6800, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 614-278-6676.

This page was last updated on 5/27/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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