Media headlines about Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Barnes & Noble earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.4701583334831 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Insider Buying: Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) Chairman Purchases 1,000,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) Stock Recap – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) – Attention Seeking Stock – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Heading Towards a Potential Reversal? Navient Corporation (NAVI), Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- CORPORATE REPORT: Sears; Barnes & Noble; Kroger – Sarasota Herald-Tribune (heraldtribune.com)
A number of research firms have issued reports on BKS. Craig Hallum lowered Barnes & Noble from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Barnes & Noble from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th.
Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 30th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.41) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.26) by ($0.15). Barnes & Noble had a return on equity of 2.86% and a net margin of 0.42%. The firm had revenue of $791.12 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $812.20 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.29) EPS. Barnes & Noble’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Barnes & Noble will post 0.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In related news, Chairman Leonard Riggio purchased 1,000,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $6.80 per share, with a total value of $6,800,000.00. Following the purchase, the chairman now directly owns 8,594,491 shares in the company, valued at $58,442,538.80. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 19.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.
About Barnes & Noble
Barnes & 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 www.barnesandnoble.com.
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