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What Does Insider Trading Tell Us About Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS)?

01 December, 2017, 06:37 | Author: Paula Vaughn
  • Under Analysts' Radar: Barnes & Noble (BKS)

Analysts are forecasting earnings of $-0.26 on a per share basis this quarter. (BKS) now trades with a market capitalization of $540.96 Million.

While having a peek at profitability ratios Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) has trailing twelve month gross margin at 31%, its trailing twelve month operating margin stands at 0% whereas its trailing twelve month net profit margin spots at 0%. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items. 3,492,132 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 227% from the average session volume of 1,068,611 shares.

Barnes & Noble lost $30 million in the three months to October 28 compared with $20 million in the same period previous year. It was also a far cry from Wall Street's losses per share estimate of 26 cents for the quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Barnes & Noble during the second quarter worth approximately $2,181,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 142,782 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $1,085,000 after purchasing an additional 119,201 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 70,428 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $535,000 after buying an additional 37,628 shares during the period.

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Total sales for the second quarter were $791.1 million, declining 7.9% as compared to the prior year. Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data. The insider now holds 55,919 shares of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Institutional investors own 66.23% of the company's stock. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 0.17. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Barnes & Noble by 6.9% during the 1st quarter. If you are reading this news story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of worldwide copyright & trademark laws. The legal version of this news story can be viewed at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2017/11/30/barnes-noble-bks-posts-earnings-results-misses-expectations-by-0-15-eps.html.

Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) has a market cap of $558.87 Million and the number of outstanding shares have been calculated 71.65 Million. The Company is a content and commerce company, which provides access to trade books and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform.

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