Barnes & Noble (BKS) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.24

10% Owner, Abrams Capital Management, L.P, purchased 9,544 common shares of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. This company shares are 89.54% off its target price of $10.33 and the current market capitalization stands at $259.75M. Bestsellers represent only a small portion of the Barnes & Noble store sales.

Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the company. The correct version of this report can be viewed at We see here that Barnes & Noble, Inc. In a transaction dated April 08, 2016, the shares were bought at an average price of $8.77, giving away a sum of $83,701.

Shares of Barnes & Noble (NYSE BKS) traded down 3.45% during trading on Monday, hitting $7.00. The stock had a trading volume of 531,355 shares. Currently, the stock is -11.95% from its 50-Day High and 6.06% from the 50-day low. The stock has a market cap of $507.86 million, a PE ratio of 19.94 and a beta of 2.37. 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 in the last quarter. (NYSE:BKS) was up +0.00% during the last trading session, with a day high of 7.15. The business had revenue of $355.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $406.22 million. Barnes & Noble earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern's scale. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($0.07) earnings per share. BWS Financial reissued a buy rating and set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Barnes & Noble Education in a research note on Friday, September 1st.

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The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 7th will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, October 5th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.68%. Barnes & Noble's dividend payout ratio is now 181.82%. 871,340 shares of the company's stock were exchanged.

Institutional investors now hold around $201 million or 71.2% in BNED stock. Among active positions in the latest quarter, 55 holders increased their positions by a total of 2.35 million shares, 62 holders decreased the positions by a total of 2.45 million shares, and 32 holders held their positions. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 31,417 shares of the company's stock valued at $357,000 after buying an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Through its subsidiary, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in Barnes & Noble Education by 39,054.6% during the first quarter. Finally, Stevens Capital Management LP raised its position in shares of Barnes & Noble by 77.3% during the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 268,449 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $2,040,000 after buying an additional 24,891 shares in the last quarter. The current 14-day ATR for Barnes & Noble Education Inc C (BNED) is now sitting at 0.32. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 25,417 shares of the company's stock valued at $291,000 after buying an additional 1,512 shares in the last quarter.

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc is a contract operator of bookstores on college and university campuses across the United States and a provider of digital education services. (Barnes & Noble College), the Company operates approximately 750 campus bookstores and the school-branded e-commerce sites for each store, serving over five million college students and their faculty across the nation.

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