Barnes & Noble Company Profile (NYSE:BKS)

About Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)

Barnes & Noble logoBarnes & Noble, Inc. is a bookseller. The Company is a content and commerce company, which provides access to trade books and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform. It operates in two segments: Barnes & Noble Retail (B&N Retail) and NOOK. The Company is engaged in the sale of trade books (generally hardcover and paperback consumer titles), mass market paperbacks (such as mystery, romance, science fiction and other fiction), children's books, eBooks and other digital content, textbooks and course-related materials, NOOK and related accessories, bargain books, magazines, gifts, cafe products and services, educational toys and games, music and movies direct to customers through its bookstores or on The Company also offers a textbook rental option to its customers through The Company offers its customers a suite of textbook options-new, used, digital and rental.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Specialty Retail, Other
  • Sub-Industry: Specialty Stores
  • Symbol: NYSE:BKS
  • CUSIP: 06777410
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $485.02 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 72,391,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $8.40
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $10.15
  • 52 Week Range: $6.55 - $13.63
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 128.85
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.95
  • P/E Growth: 2.69
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $3.95 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.12
  • Book Value: $8.20 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.82
  • Annual Dividend: $0.60
  • Dividend Yield: 8.6%
  • EBIDTA: $162.13 million
  • Net Margins: 0.36%
  • Return on Equity: 6.14%
  • Return on Assets: 1.77%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.11%
  • Current Ratio: 0.98%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.19%
  • Average Volume: 945,998 shs.
  • Beta: 2.21
  • Short Ratio: 6.81

Frequently Asked Questions for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)

What is Barnes & Noble's stock symbol?

Barnes & Noble trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BKS."

How often does Barnes & Noble pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Barnes & Noble?

Barnes & Noble declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 15th. Investors of record on Friday, April 7th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share on Friday, April 28th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, April 5th. View Barnes & Noble's Dividend History.

How will Barnes & Noble's stock buyback program work?

Barnes & Noble announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Wednesday, April 12th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 83% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Barnes & Noble's earnings last quarter?

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March, 2nd. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.13 by $0.17. The firm earned $1.30 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.29 billion. Barnes & Noble had a return on equity of 6.14% and a net margin of 0.36%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.04 earnings per share. View Barnes & Noble's Earnings History.

When will Barnes & Noble make its next earnings announcement?

Barnes & Noble is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, June, 20th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Barnes & Noble.

Where is Barnes & Noble's stock going? Where will Barnes & Noble's stock price be in 2017?

3 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Barnes & Noble's stock. Their predictions range from $13.00 to $13.00. On average, they expect Barnes & Noble's stock price to reach $13.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Barnes & Noble.

Who are some of Barnes & Noble's key competitors?

Who owns Barnes & Noble stock?

Barnes & Noble's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Abrams Capital Management L.P. (14.39%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.77%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.65%), ABRAMS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P. (8.17%), Towerview LLC (3.28%) and State Street Corp (2.67%). Company insiders that own Barnes & Noble stock include Abrams Capital Management, LP, David S Deason, Frederic Argir, Jaime Carey, Leonard Riggio, Matt Wayrynen, Paul B Guenther, Peter M Herpich and Scott S Cowen. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Barnes & Noble.

Who sold Barnes & Noble stock? Who is selling Barnes & Noble stock?

Barnes & Noble's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC., Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Legal & General Group Plc, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, Pinnacle Associates Ltd., Highbridge Capital Management LLC and KBC Group NV. Company insiders that have sold Barnes & Noble stock in the last year include Abrams Capital Management, LP, David S Deason, Frederic Argir and Peter M Herpich. View Insider Buying and Selling for Barnes & Noble.

Who bought Barnes & Noble stock? Who is buying Barnes & Noble stock?

Barnes & Noble's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Royce & Associates LP, State Street Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Gendell Jeffrey L, Point72 Asset Management L.P., North Star Investment Management Corp. and First Trust Advisors LP. Company insiders that have bought Barnes & Noble stock in the last two years include Abrams Capital Management, LP, Leonard Riggio, Matt Wayrynen, Paul B Guenther and Scott S Cowen. View Insider Buying and Selling for Barnes & Noble.

How do I buy Barnes & Noble stock?

Shares of Barnes & Noble can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Barnes & Noble stock cost?

One share of Barnes & Noble stock can currently be purchased for approximately $6.70.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $13.00 (94.03% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
11/16/2016Consumer EdgeDowngradeOutperform -> Equal WeightN/AView Rating Details
8/18/2016SidotiInitiated CoverageNeutral$13.00N/AView Rating Details
8/17/2016GabelliDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
12/4/2015Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingBuy$17.50N/AView Rating Details
12/4/2015Craig HallumLower Price Target$21.00 -> $17.00N/AView Rating Details
9/4/2015Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
6/26/2015Maxim GroupReiterated RatingBuy$36.00 -> $37.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Earnings by Quarter for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Earnings History by Quarter for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
3/2/2017Q3 2017$1.13$0.96$1.29 billion$1.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/22/2016Q217($0.34)($0.29)$859.78 million$858.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/8/2016Q117($0.09)($0.07)$959.65 million$913.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/22/2016Q4 16($0.24)($0.42)$889.19 million$876.68 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/3/2016Q316$1.03$1.04$1.43 billion$1.41 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/3/2015Q216($0.31)($0.28)$917.83 million$894.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/9/2015Q116$0.12($0.68)$999.25 million$1.22 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/25/2015Q415($0.39)($0.37)$1.17 billion$1.18 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/10/2015Q315$1.19$0.93$1.92 billion$1.98 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/4/2014Q215$0.31$0.12$1.69 billion$1.69 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/9/2014Q115($0.68)($0.56)$1.28 billion$1.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/25/2014Q414($0.59)($0.72)$1.19 billion$1.32 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q314$0.61$0.86$2.04 billion$2.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/26/2013Q2($0.03)$0.15$1.77 billion$1.73 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/20/2013Q1 2014($0.74)($0.86)$1.32 billion$1.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/25/2013Q4 2013($1.05)($2.11)$1.33 billion$1.28 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/28/2013Q3 2013$0.54($0.18)$2.40 billion$2.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/29/2012-0.04($0.04)$1.88 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/21/2012($0.98)($0.78)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/19/2012($0.95)($0.98)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2012$0.96$0.71ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/1/2011$0.05($0.11)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/30/2011($0.92)($0.94)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/21/2011($0.91)($1.04)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2011$1.13$1.00ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.89
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.56
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$1.12$1.12$1.12
Q2 20171($0.27)($0.27)($0.27)
Q3 20171$1.13$1.13$1.13
Q4 20171($0.09)($0.09)($0.09)
Q1 20181($0.14)($0.14)($0.14)
Q2 20181($0.21)($0.21)($0.21)
Q3 20181$0.98$0.98$0.98
Q4 20181($0.07)($0.07)($0.07)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Most Recent Dividend:4/28/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.60
Dividend Yield:8.96%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:461.57% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
230.77% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
142.86% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)

Dividend History by Quarter for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 19.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 71.76%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
4/18/2017Abrams Capital Management, L.PMajor ShareholderSell4,500,000$8.58$38,610,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/23/2016Peter M HerpichVPSell16,369$12.85$210,341.65View SEC Filing  
10/10/2016David S DeasonVPSell9,620$10.79$103,799.80View SEC Filing  
9/9/2016Frederic ArgirInsiderSell17,377$11.59$201,399.43View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy21,000$0.05$1,050.00
2/8/2016Abrams Capital Management, L.PMajor ShareholderBuy56,365$8.23$463,883.95View SEC Filing  
2/5/2016Abrams Capital Management, L.PMajor ShareholderBuy1,694,503$8.00$13,556,024.00View SEC Filing  
1/15/2016Scott S CowenDirectorBuy5,000$8.28$41,400.00View SEC Filing  
12/17/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy45,000$0.05$2,250.00
11/27/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy11,000$0.08$880.00
9/15/2015Scott S CowenDirectorBuy5,000$13.08$65,400.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2015Leonard Riggiomajor shareholderBuy1,000,000$12.59$12,590,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy2,600$0.07$182.00
8/17/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy1,500$0.07$105.00
7/9/2015Jaime CareyCOOSell25,000$26.83$670,750.00View SEC Filing  
7/8/2015Scott S CowenDirectorBuy3,000$25.77$77,310.00View SEC Filing  
7/7/2015Paul B GuentherDirectorBuy4,000$26.11$104,440.00View SEC Filing  
6/18/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy7,000$0.07$490.00
5/26/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy6,000$0.05$300.00
5/22/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy2,000$0.06$120.00
5/19/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy16,000$0.06$960.00
4/29/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy3,000$0.06$180.00
4/27/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy1,000$0.06$60.00
4/15/2015Christopher TroiaVPSell27,271$23.51$641,141.21View SEC Filing  
4/6/2015Matt WayrynenDirectorBuy3,000$0.06$180.00
3/16/2015Mitchell S KlipperCEOSell77,276$23.58$1,822,168.08View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015David S DeasonVPSell15,191$23.60$358,507.60View SEC Filing  
1/9/2015Mark BottiniDirectorSell7,500$24.59$184,425.00View SEC Filing  
7/7/2014Mark BottiniDirectorSell1,575$22.81$35,925.75View SEC Filing  
7/3/2014Mary Ellen KeatingVPSell11,199$22.88$256,233.12View SEC Filing  
7/2/2014Christopher TroiaVPSell20,918$22.51$470,864.18View SEC Filing  
7/1/2014Mitchell S KlipperCEOSell88,000$22.81$2,007,280.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2014Scott S CowenDirectorBuy4,500$22.26$100,170.00View SEC Filing  
6/30/2014Bradley A FeuerVPSell1,875$23.06$43,237.50View SEC Filing  
6/27/2014George Campbell JrDirectorSell10,000$23.35$233,500.00View SEC Filing  
4/16/2014Leonard Riggiomajor shareholderSell3,700,000$17.30$64,010,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/4/2014Peter HerpichVPSell3,165$18.36$58,109.40View SEC Filing  
3/5/2014David DeasonVPSell10,000$20.34$203,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Mark BottiniDirectorSell34,281$20.27$694,875.87View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Michelle SmithVPSell5,000$19.86$99,300.00View SEC Filing  
1/10/2014Kanuj MalhotraCFOSell1,575$15.72$24,759.00View SEC Filing  
12/10/2013Leonard RiggioChairmanSell2,000,000$13.81$27,620,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2013Mary Ellen KeatingVPSell10,006$16.26$162,697.56View SEC Filing  
9/17/2013Jaime CareyVPSell15,000$13.50$202,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/13/2013Jamie IannoneInsiderSell5,000$13.49$67,450.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2013Mitchell KlipperCEOSell400,000$14.30$5,720,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2013David DeasonVPSell4,166$14.75$61,448.50View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Latest Headlines for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
DateHeadline logoBig Changes Are Coming to Barnes & Noble - May 24 at 3:52 PM logoStocks Add to Gains as Walmart, Health Care Drive Market Comeback - May 18 at 3:53 PM logoHow Amazon came to dominate books, electronics and the cloud — gradually, and then all at once - May 16 at 12:36 PM logoBarnes & Noble Announces Summer Reading Campaign for Everyone - May 16 at 12:36 PM logoEven during Amazon's IPO process 20 years ago, Jeff Bezos was obsessed with details - May 15 at 9:41 AM logoDD On The Recent MBS Acquisition From Barnes & Noble Education - May 14 at 4:04 PM logoHow Amazon came to dominate books, electronics and the cloud - May 12 at 4:29 PM logoBarnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) Raised to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - May 4 at 1:04 AM logoPositive Media Coverage Very Unlikely to Affect Barnes & Noble (BKS) Stock Price - May 2 at 11:26 PM logoBarnes & Noble (BKS) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.47 - April 29 at 10:02 AM logoBarnes & Noble Promotes Demos Parneros To CEO - Quick Facts - April 27 at 9:21 PM logoBarnes & Noble Gets Fifth CEO In Four Years (BKS) - April 27 at 9:21 PM logoPRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - April 27 - April 27 at 4:20 PM logoBarnes & Noble Names Demos Parneros Fifth CEO in 4 Years - April 27 at 4:20 PM logoBarnes & Noble Promotes Demos Parneros to Chief Executive Officer - April 27 at 4:20 PM logoBarnes & Noble Gets Fifth CEO In Four Years - April 27 at 4:20 PM logoBarnes & Noble has spent $24 million on three failed CEOs in four years, and it’s ready to try again - April 27 at 4:20 PM logoBarnes & Noble Goes Through CEOs Really Fast - April 27 at 4:20 PM logoETFs with exposure to Barnes & Noble, Inc. : April 27, 2017 - April 27 at 4:20 PM logo[$$] Barnes & Noble Names Demos Parneros as Chief Executive - April 27 at 1:24 AM logoBarnes & Noble (BKS) Receives Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.33 - April 26 at 7:20 PM logoNext Month’s Celebrities and Authors at Barnes & Noble: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Beth Behrs, Paula Hawkins, Jo Nesbo, Gabby Sidibe, Lilly Singh, Mike Tyson, and Many More Big Name Celebrities - April 26 at 12:55 PM logoCan Barnes & Noble's Dividend Survive? - April 25 at 12:34 PM logoBarnes & Noble (BKS) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds - April 23 at 1:23 PM logoBarnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) Major Shareholder Sells $38,610,000.00 in Stock - April 20 at 7:47 PM logo10 Stocks That Won’t Exist in a Decade - April 19 at 12:25 PM logoBarnes & Noble (BKS) Given Media Impact Score of 0.39 - April 17 at 2:08 PM logoBarnes & Noble (BKS) Getting Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds - April 14 at 5:59 PM logoBarnes & Noble (BKS) to Buyback $50 million in Shares - April 12 at 8:51 AM logoAmazon Is on a Quiet Rampage in New York City With This New Barnes & Noble Killer - April 7 at 8:31 AM logoDoes The Retail Stigma Hurting Barnes & Noble Unfairly Extend To Barnes & Noble Education Shares? - April 3 at 3:20 PM logoBarnes & Noble Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (BKS) - April 2 at 3:50 PM logoBarnes & Noble Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday - April 2 at 3:50 PM logoAmazon And Barnes & Noble: A Tale Of Two Companies - March 30 at 4:21 PM logoBarnes & Noble to Fete Teachers (Again) in April - March 29 at 4:12 PM logoBarnes & Noble Celebrates Pre-K-12 Teachers & Administrators During Spring Educator Appreciation Days, April 1-9 - March 28 at 1:09 PM logoWFRBS Commercial Mortgage Trust 2013-C16 -- Moody's Affirms Eleven Classes of WFRBS 2013-C16 - March 24 at 3:15 PM logoBarnes & Noble Celebrates Disney’s Live-Action Adaptation of Beauty and the Beast Movie April 1 - March 23 at 4:21 PM logoWhy Barnes & Noble Inc. Stock Rose Today - Motley Fool - March 17 at 3:15 PM logoWhy Barnes & Noble Inc. Stock Rose Today - March 16 at 8:17 PM logo4:16 pm Barnes & Noble Board authorizes new stock repurchase program of up to $50 mln of its common shares - March 15 at 9:17 PM logoBarnes & Noble Announces New Stock Repurchase Program and Declares Quarterly Dividend - March 15 at 4:16 PM logoMoving Average Crossover Alert: Barnes & Noble Education (BNED) - March 13 at 11:26 AM logoIndie Bookstores Want to Kick Corporate Chains Off Campus - March 8 at 4:39 PM logoBARNES & NOBLE INC Financials - March 8 at 4:39 PM logoBarnes & Noble Concludes Three-Month-Long Celebration of The LEGO - Business Wire (press release) - March 7 at 10:40 AM logoEvolving Market Claims More BKS Sales (AMZN, BKS) - March 3 at 8:31 PM logoBarnes & Noble Reports Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Financial Results - Business Wire (press release) - March 3 at 3:18 PM logoBarnes & Noble E-Book Sales Hurt By Political Engagement - March 3 at 3:18 PM logoBarnes & Noble Reports Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Financial Results - March 3 at 1:34 AM



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