Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) currently has an A verage Broker Rating of 2. This number is based on the 2 sell-side firms polled by Zacks. The ABR rank within the industry stands at 146. Analysts on a consensus basis are expecting that the stock will reach $15 within the year. The ABR is provided by Zacks which simplfies analyst ratings into an integer based number. They use a one to five scale where they translate brokerage firm Buy/Sell/Hold recommendations into an average broker rating. A low number in the 1-2 range typically indicates a Buy, 3 represents a Hold and 4-5 represents a consensus Sell rating.
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Research analysts are predicting that Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) will report earnings of $-0.23 per share when the firm issues their next quarterly report. This is the consensus earnings per share number according to data from Zack’s Research.
Most recently Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) posted quarterly earnings of $-0.15 which compared to the sell-side estimates of -0.14. The stock’s 12-month trailing earnings per share stands at $0.33. Shares have moved $2.84 over the past month and more recently, $-7.05 over the past week heading into the earnings announcement. There are 1 analyst projections that were taken into consideration from respected brokerage firms.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) closed the last session at $7.25 and sees an average of 944649.63 shares trade hands in each session. The 52-week low of the stock stands at $6.5 while the current level stands at 11.28% of the 52-week High-Low range. Looking further out we can see that the stock has moved -0.68% over the past 12 weeks and -34.98% year to date.
1 analysts rate Barnes & Noble, Inc. a Buy or Strong Buy, which is 50% of all the analyst ratings.
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