Barnes & Noble Company Profile (NYSE:BKS)

About Barnes & Noble

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
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: BKS
  • CUSIP: 06777410
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $10.25
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $10.59
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $11.29
  • 52-Week Range: $72,605,000.00 - $9.27
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 56.94
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.49
  • P/E Growth: 2.05
  • Market Cap: $744.20M
  • Outstanding Shares: 72,605,000
  • Beta: 2.21
  • 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%
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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 (26.83% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
11/16/2016Consumer EdgeDowngradeOutperform -> Equal WeightView Rating Details
8/18/2016SidotiInitiated CoverageNeutral$13.00View Rating Details
8/17/2016GabelliDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
12/4/2015Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingBuy$17.50View Rating Details
12/4/2015Craig HallumLower Price Target$21.00 -> $17.00View Rating Details
9/4/2015Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
6/26/2015Maxim GroupReiterated RatingBuy$36.00 -> $37.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
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)$876.70 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($0.63)($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)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.49 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.76 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q2 20161($0.24)($0.24)($0.24)
Q4 20161($0.34)($0.34)($0.34)
Q1 20171$1.12$1.12$1.12
Q2 20171($0.27)($0.27)($0.27)
Q3 20171$1.18$1.18$1.18
Q1 20181($0.14)($0.14)($0.14)
Q2 20181($0.21)($0.21)($0.21)
Q3 20181$1.24$1.24$1.24
Q4 20181($0.09)($0.09)($0.09)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Annual Dividend:$0.60
Dividend Yield:5.85%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:461.57% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
122.45% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
78.95% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 19.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 71.76%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)


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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, December 7th. Investors of record on Friday, January 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share on Friday, January 27th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 4th.

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 shares. Their forecasts range from $13.00 to $13.00. On average, they anticipate Barnes & Noble's share price to reach $13.00 in the next twelve months.

When will Barnes & Noble announce their earnings?

Barnes & Noble is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, March, 1st 2017.

Who owns Barnes & Noble stock?

Barnes & Noble's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Abrams Capital Management L.P. (14.35%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.64%), Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC (3.41%), State Street Corp (2.17%), Loomis Sayles & Co. L P (0.47%) and Royce & Associates LP (0.41%). Company insiders that own Barnes & Noble stock include Abrams Capital Management, LP, Christopher Troia, David S Deason, Frederic Argir, Jaime Carey, Kanuj Malhotra, Leonard Riggio, Matt Wayrynen, Mitchell S Klipper, Paul B Guenther, Peter M Herpich and Scott S Cowen.

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 Renaissance Technologies LLC, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Loomis Sayles & Co. L P, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Pinnacle Associates Ltd., Trexquant Investment LP and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY. Company insiders that have sold Barnes & Noble stock in the last year include David S Deason, Frederic Argir and Peter M Herpich.

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 Royce & Associates LP, Systematic Financial Management LP, Guggenheim Capital LLC, A.R.T. Advisors LLC, Micawber Capital LLC, State Street Corp, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Bayesian Capital Management 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.

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 $10.25.

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Last Updated on 2/26/2017 by Staff