$-0.14 EPS Expected for Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS)

September 4, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

 $ 0.14 EPS Expected for Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.19, from 1.04 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 19 investors sold Barnes & Noble, Inc. shares while 47 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 52.04 million shares or 0.65% more from 51.71 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Fifth Third Financial Bank stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). Legal & General Public Limited Com owns 191,701 shares. Harvest Limited Company accumulated 0.27% or 42,177 shares. Pinebridge Investments Lp invested in 0.02% or 50,232 shares. Markston Interest Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 150 shares. Highbridge Cap Management Ltd Liability Corp has 85,623 shares. Columbia Partners L L C Inv Mgmt stated it has 0.11% in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). Gsa Capital Partners Limited Liability Partnership holds 62,120 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage owns 20,300 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Gendell Jeffrey L has invested 0.8% in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). Moreover, Next Fincl Grp has 0% invested in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). Abrams Capital Mgmt Limited Partnership reported 4.26% of its portfolio in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). Panagora Asset Mgmt reported 62,976 shares. Pnc Services Group Inc accumulated 100 shares. Lucus Limited Com invested 0.36% of its portfolio in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS).

Wall Street await Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) to release earnings on September, 14. Analysts forecast EPS of $-0.14, down exactly $0.07 or 100.00 % from 2014’s $-0.07 EPS. After posting $-0.19 EPS for the previous quarter, Barnes & Noble, Inc.’s analysts now forecast -26.32 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 3.23% or $0.25 on September 1, reaching $7.5. About shares traded. Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) has declined 38.50% since September 4, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 55.20% the S&P500.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE:BKS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Barnes & Noble Inc. has $25 highest and $17 lowest target. $20’s average target is 166.67% above currents $7.5 stock price. Barnes & Noble Inc. had 8 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Craig Hallum initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 27 report. As per Friday, September 4, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The company was initiated on Monday, October 12 by Gabelli. The firm has “Buy” rating by ValuEngine given on Friday, May 26. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, August 17 by Gabelli. The company was initiated on Thursday, August 18 by Sidoti.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. is a bookseller. The company has market cap of $544.58 million. The Firm is a content and commerce company, which provides access to trade books and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform. It has a 24.9 P/E ratio. It operates in two divisions: Barnes & Noble Retail and NOOK.

More important recent Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Wall Street’s M&A Chatter From August 31: Barnes & Noble, Constellium, Daiichi …” on September 01, 2017, also Businesswire.com published article titled: “Barnes & Noble Launches “The B&N Podcast””, Seekingalpha.com published: “Barnes & Noble denies buyout talks” on September 01, 2017. More interesting news about Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) was released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “High-Profile Authors Appearing at Barnes & Noble in September: Hillary Rodham …” with publication date: August 30, 2017.

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