|Bid||4.7400 x 1800|
|Ask||0.0000 x 1800|
|Day's Range||4.5200 - 4.7550|
|52 Week Range||4.4500 - 7.8100|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||-0.53|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||263.33|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.60 (11.05%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Books cover shelves but also are hung on wall-mounted shelves on columns and pillars throughout the store to maximize inventory. While Barnes & Noble rolled out a prototype store with a full-service restaurant and bar in Ashburn’s One Loudoun development in 2017, the stores going forward are more likely to focus on the limited-service cafe model of food and beverage offerings, Morabito said. Barnes & Noble is looking to expand the quick-service food offerings at its cafes, he added. Barnes & Noble is always looking for more opportunities in the D.C. region and beyond, though Morabito wouldn’t say whether there are any more planned for the region, including in the District proper, at this time.
Big, bad Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is at it again. Striving to control everything in your home and life, in an effort to boost its results and ultimately Amazon stock, it's reportedly looking to rival Roku's (NASDAQ:ROKU) free ad-supported streaming services. Naturally, Roku stock took a small dive on the news, which was reported on Apr 3. Source: Shutterstock InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIf you own Roku stock, don't let Jeff Bezos scare you into selling your stock. Amazon has huge ambitions, I'll grant you, but Roku has something Amazon doesn't: authenticity. * 10 Medical Marijuana Stocks to Cure Your Portfolio ROKU is a pure-play streaming business that manufactures streaming players and has its own operating system that's integrated into Roku TVs which are built by various TV manufacturers who license the technology. ROKU also offers ad-supported and ad-free content through the Roku Channel. In a nutshell, it has three revenue streams: the sale of players, licensing fees, and advertising and subscription fees. It has two business segments: Player and Platform. That's it. That's all. It doesn't sell video doorbells or personal assistants or books or anything else that's unrelated to video streaming. When investors buy Roku stock, they know what they're getting. ROKU might not have the financial might of Amazon, but it isn't straying too far from its stated business model. There's a lot to be said for businesses that stick to their knitting. They generally can do a better job of focusing on the task at hand. Why Shouldn't the Owners of Roku Stock Fear Amazon?One only has to look at the retail industry to see that, despite Amazon's best efforts, brick-and-mortar retailers are alive and well in an omnichannel world.Consider this headline from February 2013: "Best Buy is the Newest Amazon Showroom -- How can a Retailer Battle "Showrooming?""The top 2 stores that lost the most customers due to this trend in 2012 were Best Buy and Walmart reflecting 46% of showroomers," stated the article. "Other stores impacted are Target, Home Depot, Lowes and Barnes and Noble."Well, since that article was written, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT) have seen their stocks appreciate by 40% and 350% respectively. The other stocks on the list, besides Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS), have also done well. Each of these companies adapted to the competitive threats faced by Amazon and managed to thrive in a business environment that was seemingly stacked against them. ROKU won't be different. It can't worry about what Jeff Bezos is doing to disrupt its business. Although it doesn't hurt to remain informed about what others in your industry are doing, ROKU has got to lead the streaming industry into the future proactively. That is, it has to look ahead and not in the rearview mirror.As Wayne Gretzky used to say, "You go where the puck is going to be, not where it is at that moment."It's called vision, and I happen to think that Roku's got plenty of it. What I Think About Roku StockI've been a ROKU believer since late 2017, not too long after ROKU stock went public at $14 a share. Since then, Roku Inc stock has had its ups and downs, none bigger than its 63% decline in the final quarter of 2018. In December, I reiterated my belief that ROKU would be a very profitable company someday, especially if it continues to grow its active accounts and viewing hours. It's that simple. "However, if Roku's assertion that all TV will be streamed and so too will TV advertising, a prediction I tend to agree with (proves accurate). the future price of its stock will be much higher than $77.57," I wrote in an article published on Dec. 3. "But first Roku has to make a fiscal profit. When it does that, the sky's the limit," I added.I still believe that. So, how did Roku stock do in 2018 in terms of active accounts and viewing hours?Active accounts increased by 40% to 27.1 million, while the average active account viewed 885.61 hours in 2018, 15.5% higher than a year earlier. As a result, ROKU's average revenue per user (ARPU) increased by 330.4% from $4.17 to $17.95. That's quite a boost. On the bottom line, ROKU lost $8.9 million on $742.5 million in revenue. In 2019, it expects its sales to go over $1 billion. In 2018, it had adjusted EBITDA of $33 million, up significantly from the year before. In 2019, it expects to break even on EBITDA as it continues to add new employees to manage its growth in the U.S. and internationally. The Bottom Line on Roku StockAll I can say about Amazon is, "bring it on." Roku's more than ready to meet the challenge. If the markets keep moving higher in 2019 (a big if), I could see Roku stock flirting with $80, or even $100, despite more than doubling in price year to date, as of midday on Apr. 5.. But it's got to keep its eye on the ball and keep growing those two figures I mentioned. That's the key to the success of Roku stock. At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 Stocks That Would Be Hurt By a Mexico/U.S. Border Closure * 7 A-Rated Healthcare Stocks for Industry Expansion * 10 Stocks That Every 30-Year-Old Should Buy and Hold Forever Compare Brokers The post Amazonas Latest Plan Puts Roku Inc Stock in the Penalty Box appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell Thursday for a fourth straight session even after the European Central Bank said it would keep interest rates at near-record lows until at least the end of the year, effectively insuring the Federal Reserve won't tighten anytime soon. posted weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings Thursday and 2019 guidance disappointed investors, sending shares sharply lower. posted fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of $2.83 a share, beating Wall Street forecasts of $2.77, but same-store sales came in below estimates.
Inc. said Thursday that it expects to record a smaller profit this year than it had previously anticipated following sluggish postholiday sales, sending shares of the bookseller plunging in afternoon trading. Barnes & Noble in November said it expected adjusted Ebitda, not including one-time or unusual items, to be between $175 million to $200 million. The bookseller had said in January that it could cut its earnings estimates by as much as 10% because of higher costs.
Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) stock is down more than 10% as the books retailer posted its latest quarterly earnings results, which included a fiscal 2019 guidance that is well below what Wall Street is calling for in its consensus estimate.The New York City-based business announced that for its third quarter of its fiscal 2019, it amassed a profit of roughly $66.9 million, or 91 cents per share, topping its year-ago loss of $63.5 million, or 87 cents per share. On an adjusted basis, the company reeled in earnings of $1.21 per share, about 11 cents ahead of the Wall Street consensus estimate, according to data compiled by Refinitiv.On the revenue front, Barnes & Noble said it raked in sales of $1.23 billion, below the $1.24 billion that analysts called for, according to Refinitiv. The company added that sales at locations that have been open for at least a year gained 1.1%, marking its best quarterly performance since 2016, while also topping the 0.5% gain that Wall Street guided for, per Refinitiv.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe book seller added that for the rest of its fiscal 2019, it now sees earnings before taxes and other reductions to come in between $140 million to $155 million, which is below its previous guidance of $175 million to $200 million. Barnes & Noble said that the lowered outlook can be linked to holiday sales that were lower than expected, as well as higher investment expenses during the period, which ended Jan. 26.BKS stock is down about 14.7% on Thursday More From InvestorPlace * 7 Dow Jones Stocks to Buy * 7 Chinese Stocks to Buy for the 2019 Rebound * 9 Trade War Stocks to Sell on U.S.-China Deal News Compare Brokers The post Why Barnes & Noble (BKS) Stock Is Being Battered Today appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have released plans for celebrating the 80th anniversary of Batman that will include special theatrical engagements, the milestone release of the 1,000th issue of Dectective Comics, live events and first-ever Batman brand partnerships.
Shares of the bookseller dropped as the company said sales slowed at the end of the third quarter and it slashed its full-year profit guidance.
Barnes & Noble guided for EBITDA (earnings before interest tax depreciation and amoritization) of between $140 million and $155 million for fiscal 2019, below Wall Street's estimate of $165 million. Earnings per share came in at $1.21 for the third quarter of 2019, beating Wall Street's estimates of $1.07. "In fiscal 2019, we have been focused on growing the top line, which contributed to our best holiday in years," said Len Riggio, Barnes & Noble chairman.
Barnes & Noble reported flat sales during the crucial holiday season and warned investors that its full-year earnings will be weaker than previously estimated. Shares of Barnes & Noble BKS slid more than 16 percent Thursday after the company reported flat sales during the crucial holiday season and warned investors that its full-year earnings will be weaker than previously estimated. Barnes & Noble lowered its earnings guidance for the rest of fiscal 2019, saying it expects fiscal earnings before taxes and other reductions to fall between $140 million to $155 million.
Barnes & Noble Inc. shares slid 10% in premarket trade Thursday, after the book store chain posted fiscal third-quarter earnings. The company said it had net income of $66.9 million, or 91 cents a share, in the quarter to Jan. 26, after a loss of $63.5 million, or 87 cents a share, in the year-earlier period, when it booked impairment charges. Adjusted per-share earnings came to $1.21, ahead of the $1.07 FactSet consensus. Sales were flat at $1.2 billion, matching the FactSet consensus. But same-store sales rose 1.1% to beat the FactSet consensus of 0.5%. "In fiscal 2019, we have been focused on growing the top line, which contributed to our best holiday in years," Chairman Len Riggio said in a statement. The company offered only EBITDA guidance, providing a range of $140 million to $155 million for fiscal 2019, which is below the $165 million FactSet consensus. Shares have gained 20.6% in the last 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained 1.6%.
Amazon's 87 pop-up stores in the United States are expected to close by the end of April, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Wednesday, citing some of the employees at the stores. Pop-up stores for years helped Amazon showcase novel products like its voice-controlled Echo speakers, but the company is now able to market those products and more at its larger chain of Whole Foods stores, acquired in 2017, and cashierless Amazon Go stores, which opened to the public last year. The online retail giant will also open more "4-star stores" - stores that sell items rated 4-stars or higher by Amazon customers, the spokesperson added.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing on Feb. 19 to discuss a landmark designation of 828 Broadway.