Barnes & Noble (BKS) Given Media Sentiment Rating of 0.13

News headlines about Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Barnes & Noble earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.6853128020792 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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Several research firms recently commented on BKS. ValuEngine lowered Barnes & Noble from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday. TheStreet lowered Barnes & Noble from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have issued a hold rating to the stock. Barnes & Noble currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.50.

BKS stock traded up $0.05 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $5.65. 926,475 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,294,331. Barnes & Noble has a 52-week low of $4.10 and a 52-week high of $9.45. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13. The company has a market cap of $396.73, a PE ratio of 13.26 and a beta of 2.14.

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

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 6th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 10.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 5th. Barnes & Noble’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 139.53%.

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Barnes & Noble Company Profile

Barnes & Noble, Inc operates as a content and commerce company in the United States. Barnes & Noble, Inc operates as a retailer of books, content, digital media, and educational products. It sells trade books, including hardcover and paperback titles; mass market paperbacks, such as mystery, romance, science fiction, and other fiction; and children's books, eBooks and other digital content, NOOK and related accessories, bargain books, magazines, gifts, café products and services, educational toys and games, and music and movies.

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