BBY - Best Buy Co., Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
89.94
+0.99 (+1.11%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close88.95
Open89.45
Bid89.52 x 2900
Ask89.70 x 800
Day's Range88.35 - 90.32
52 Week Range56.39 - 91.83
Volume3,087,933
Avg. Volume2,621,026
Market Cap23.274B
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.15
PE Ratio (TTM)15.89
EPS (TTM)5.66
Earnings DateFeb 24, 2020 - Mar 01, 2020
Forward Dividend & Yield2.00 (2.25%)
Ex-Dividend DateDec 14, 2019
1y Target Est87.55
  • Bloomberg

    Best Buy Looks Into Allegations of Misconduct by CEO Barry

    (Bloomberg) -- Best Buy Co. said it’s investigating Chief Executive Officer Corie Barry’s personal conduct, a potential blow to the electronics retailer that comes eight years after a former CEO resigned amid a similar probe.The board received an anonymous letter with the allegations against Barry, according to a statement. Best Buy hired the law firm Sidley Austin LLP to conduct an independent review and encouraged “the letter’s author to come forward and be part of that confidential process,” the company said.“The board has my full cooperation and support as it undertakes this review, and I look forward to its resolution in the near term,” Barry, who is 44, said in the statement that was emailed to Bloomberg News. The company declined to comment beyond the statement.Earlier, the Wall Street Journal reported that Barry was in a romantic relationship with former Senior Vice President Karl Sanft, citing a copy of the anonymous letter. The Dec. 7 letter alleges the relationship occurred before she took over as CEO last year, the Journal said.Best Buy shares fell as much as 2.3% after the close of regular trading before paring most of the decline. Sanft could not immediately be reached for comment when contacted on LinkedIn and email.“This situation usually happens when there’s a huge power differential,” said Taekjin Shin, associate professor at the Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University. He noted that in the case of Barry, it’s also “reverse gender” and based on what had been reported, the pair were at the same level, he said.Prior RelationshipIt’s not the first time Best Buy has had issues related to office romances. Former CEO Brian Dunn resigned in 2012 after an inappropriate relationship, with the founder stepping down as chairman shortly afterwards for failing to tell the board.Best Buy will have to be particularly careful in treating the two situations consistently, according to Shin.If the probe leads to Barry’s departure, her predecessor Hubert Joly, who’s currently leading the board as executive chairman, could return as CEO on an interim basis, according to Michael Pachter, an analyst at Wedbush Securities.“I am not worried about future of the company at all,” he said. “But this does speak to something culturally odd about Best Buy. I just don’t get it.”Holiday ResultsThe announcement could be a distraction for the company as it prepares to release results for the all-important holiday period. The year-end shopping season was marred by a poor selection of electronics goods, experts say, which has dented the results of other retailers. Best Buy, given its market position, may be especially affected by the trend.The company’s stock surged 66% in 2019, its best annual gain in six years and more than double the return of the S&P 500 Index, as Best Buy expanded its array of services designed to help consumers integrate electronics in their homes.Barry took over as CEO last year after serving as chief financial and strategic transformation officer. She helped create plans to find new revenue streams, including an in-home advisory program she spearheaded to help customers with any tech-related issue. That focus on services, coupled with expanded e-commerce operations, have helped Best Buy to bounce back after years of losing market share to Amazon.com Inc. and other competitors.The stock climbed 38% since Barry became CEO in June, while the S&P 500 increased 15%. Barry was married almost two decades ago, according to a profile of her on Best Buy’s corporate website. She and her husband, Marty, have two children.(Adds share price performance since Barry became CEO in 14th paragraph. An earlier version of the story was corrected.)\--With assistance from Jordyn Holman and Gerald Porter Jr..To contact the reporters on this story: Jonathan Roeder in Chicago at jroeder@bloomberg.net;Matthew Boyle in New York at mboyle20@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sally Bakewell at sbakewell1@bloomberg.net, Cécile Daurat, Linus ChuaFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Benzinga

    Best Buy Investigating Allegations Of Improper Relationship Between CEO, Company Exec

    Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY ) shares fell in Friday's after-hours session after the retailer's board said it's investigating an anonymous letter accusing CEO Corie Barry of misconduct.  The Dec. 7 letter ...

  • Best Buy launches investigation into CEO Corie Barry
    American City Business Journals

    Best Buy launches investigation into CEO Corie Barry

    Best Buy Co. CEO Corie Barry is under investigation by the retailer's board after it received an anonymous letter about an inappropriate romantic relationship she was having with another executive before she became CEO in June last year.

  • Best Buy starts investigation into CEO's personal conduct
    Reuters

    Best Buy starts investigation into CEO's personal conduct

    The Wall Street Journal reported that the letter, dated Dec. 7, claimed that Barry had a romantic relationship for years with former Best Buy senior executive Karl Sanft. Both Barry and Sanft joined the firm more than two decades ago. While Barry became the finance head in 2016 and CEO in June last year, Sanft, according to his LinkedIn profile, was senior vice president of U.S. retail operations until March last year.

  • MarketWatch

    Best Buy stock drops after report of CEO inquiry

    Best Buy Co. Inc. shares declined after a report late in Friday's session that the company is investigating its chief executive after an anonymous letter accused him of an inappropriate romantic relationship. The Wall Street Journal reported just before the close that the board was investigating a letter received Dec. 7 that accused CEO Corie Barry of having a yearslong relationship with Karl Sanft, a former senior vice president at the electronics retailer, before she was named to the top job last June. Sanft is now chief operating officer for 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide Inc. Best Buy stock dropped from an intraday high of $90.32 to $89.90 in the last 20 minutes of Friday's session, then declined another 1% in after-hours action immediately following the end of trading.

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  • Financial Times

    Best Buy investigates misconduct claims against CEO

    The New York-listed retailer said it had retained an outside law firm, Sidley Austin, to conduct a review after it received an anonymous letter that contained the allegations against her. The existence of the letter was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which said that it alleged she had an inappropriate romantic relationship with a fellow executive. “Best Buy takes allegations of misconduct very seriously,” the company said in a statement on Friday.

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  • Target’s holiday weakness in electronics drags down Best Buy’s stock
    MarketWatch

    Target’s holiday weakness in electronics drags down Best Buy’s stock

    Target’s stock fell 7% after the retailer said it was challenged in key holiday season categories, like electronics and home.

  • MarketWatch

    Best Buy, toy makers and Walmart stocks fall in wake of Target's disappointing sales

    Shares of Best Buy Co. Inc. dropped 2.8% in premarket trading Wednesday, after the consumer electronics retailer appeared to suffer from the fallout of Target Corp.'s disappointing holiday-period sales performance. Target said earlier same-store sales during the November/December period rose 1.4%, "below our expectations," given softer-than-expected performance in electronics, toys and portion of home assortment. Also suffering collateral damage, shares of toy makers Hasbro Inc. fell 2.2% and Mattel Inc. shed 3.0%. Among Target competitors, shares of Walmart Inc. declined 1.9% and Kohl's Corp. slipped 0.9%.

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    Yahoo Finance

    Target's disappointing holiday season reveals one big challenge for 2020

    Target delivers lackluster holiday season sales results.

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  • MoneyShow

    Top Picks 2020- Best Buy BBY

    I'll admit it. I set foot in our local Best Buy (BBY) on 2019's Black Friday and the place was a madhouse! Is that anecdotal evidence? Sure, asserts Mike Larson, editor of Safe Money Report.

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