Barnes & Noble (BKS) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.02

Press coverage about Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Barnes & Noble earned a news sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44.370624880141 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. TheStreet downgraded shares of Barnes & Noble from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Craig Hallum downgraded shares of Barnes & Noble from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.50.

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Shares of Barnes & Noble (NYSE BKS) traded down $0.10 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $4.75. 582,790 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,352,996. Barnes & Noble has a 12-month low of $4.10 and a 12-month high of $9.75. The company has a market cap of $345.74, a P/E ratio of -2.39 and a beta of 2.37. The company has a quick ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13.

Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The specialty retailer reported $1.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.26. Barnes & Noble had a negative net margin of 3.19% and a positive return on equity of 6.72%. The firm had revenue of $1.23 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.21 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.96 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 5.3% on a year-over-year basis.

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Barnes & Noble Company Profile

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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