BKS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Barnes & Noble May Have Solved Its Space Problem

    April 22, 2016
    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has a problem it shares with much of the brick-and-mortar retail world: The chain has long-term ...
  2. Barnes & Noble Continues Winding Down NOOK

    April 8, 2016
    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has lost the digital reading war. Its NOOK offering, which was once a contender, has now ...
  3. Bill Ackman's Greatest Hits and Misses

    March 22, 2016
    With the recent Valeant fiasco, we take a look back at the best and worst of the gray haired hedge fund manager.
  4. Barnes & Noble's New Chapter Looks Promising (BKS)

    March 7, 2016
    Don't write off Barnes & Noble just yet. The beleaguered books store is on the verge of a strong recovery after reporting ...
  5. Starbucks: Profiting One Cup at a Time (SBUX)

    February 13, 2016
    Starbucks is everywhere. But is it a worthwhile business? Ask the shareholders who've made it one of the world's most successful ...
  6. Poor Nook Sales Continue as Barnes & Noble Slips (BKS, SSNLF)

    December 7, 2015
    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has lost the digital media game. Even though the company has signed a deal with Samsung to ...
  7. Barnes & Noble Tries to Make NOOK More Like Stores (BBY, BKS)

    October 16, 2015
    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has struggled to win market share for its NOOK digital readers. Revenue at the NOOK division ...
  8. Digital Sales Slowdown Good for Barnes & Noble (BKS)

    September 25, 2015
    In 2011, when Borders Books & Music closed, it seemed like the rise of digital books would ultimately doom the physical ...
  9. Barnes & Noble Has a New CEO and a Lousy Quarter (BKS, SCC)

    September 10, 2015
    New Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) CEO Ronald Boire had to know he had a tough job on his hands when he accepted the position, ...
  10. Companies That Went Bankrupt From Innovation Lag

    July 21, 2015
    Companies that don't keep up with market-changing innovations run the risk of going bankrupt. We look at some examples.
  11. Barnes & Noble Approves Spinoff, Pays Dividend (AMZN, BKS)

    July 15, 2015
    The board at Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) recently approved the spinoff of Barnes & Noble Education, which will start ...
  12. Barnes & Noble Poaches New CEO From Sears Canada (BKS, SCC)

    July 6, 2015
    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has a new CEO -- or it will soon enough. On Thursday, July 2nd, the NYC-based bookseller ...
  13. Meerkat, Camio, and Periscope: Which Will Succeed?

    April 10, 2015
    As live streaming apps become more accessible, apps will succeed or fail based on their ability to acquire users, or differentiate ...
  14. Outperform The Market By Using My Favorite Value Metric

    October 24, 2014
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    October 24, 2014
  16. The Only Metric Value Investors Should Watch

    October 24, 2014
  17. 3 Stocks Challenging Amazon's Online Retail Deathgrip

    August 14, 2014
    In the board rooms of Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS), Bed, Bath & Beyond (Nasdaq:BBBY) and many other ...
  18. Barron's Recap: Top 10 Takeover Targets

    May 26, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: how to play the merger boom, as well as the prospects for Time Inc., Global Brass & ...
  19. Barnes & Noble, J.C. Penney See Short Interest Rise (BKS, JCP, ...

    October 13, 2013
    The back-to-school shopping season was underwhelming, and economic confidence is plummeting ahead of the holiday shopping ...
  20. Wild Short Interest Swings In Barnes & Noble and Rite Aid (BKS, ...

    September 12, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the latter weeks of August. However, ...
  21. Earnings Expectations for the Week of June 24

    June 23, 2013
    Quarterly reports from Nike (NYSE: BBRY) will be among the highlights on the earnings front this week. Here is a quick look ...
  22. Is Microsoft Hitting Up Barnes & Noble For Some Nook(ie)?

    May 9, 2013
    Will Microsoft pay up to take Nook Media off Barnes & Noble's hands?
  23. What An iPad Mini Could Say About Apple's Competition

    October 23, 2012
    Apple's iPad Mini is not a concession to its competitors, but rather a challenge.
  24. Now It's Lowe's Turn To Play Catch Up

    May 24, 2012
    Lowe's is lagging after a disappointing quarter, but the stock looks about 25% undervalued if the company can grow its free ...
  25. Investing By The Book

    April 16, 2012
    Buying stocks at a discount to book value has a history of rewarding investors.
  26. Amazon Still Rather Amazing

    October 27, 2011
    Amazon disappointed with guidance, but the performance is still impressive.
  27. Amazon's Growth Trumps Its Spending - For Now

    August 4, 2011
    Amazon turned in massive revenue growth, but its spending initiatives dampened profit. The market approved - for now.
  28. 3 Reasons To Own Liberty Interactive

    July 11, 2011
    Liberty Media's assets are a very interesting conglomeration. Investors in the interactive group will likely do well in the ...
  29. Best Buy Has A Number Of Profit Levers To Pull

    June 15, 2011
    Best Buy appears to have a number of levers to pull in order to keep overall profitability moving forward.
  30. Barnes & Noble: The Road Ahead

    March 15, 2011
    Now that Borders has filed for bankruptcy, the spotlight is on its former rival Barnes & Noble.
  31. 4 Small Caps For Value Investors

    November 30, 2010
    If you prefer slightly more risk than a conservative investor, these small caps are worth a look.
  32. Amazon's Growth Prospects

    October 15, 2010
    Many fundamental investors feel the stock is overvalued, but the question is: how well will Amazon keep growing its business?
  33. Top 10 Shorted Stocks

    August 27, 2010
    The fragile U.S. economy seems to be headed for the inevitable double dip, as a slew of recent data raise concerns about ...
  34. 5-Star Dividend Stocks

    July 22, 2010
    Stocks that consistently pay sizable dividends offer important advantages to individual investors. Here are five worth a ...
  35. The Book Is Thrown At Barnes & Noble

    June 30, 2010
    The decline in Barnes & Noble's traditional book business is happening faster than expected.
  36. The Customer Counts

    February 18, 2010
    Discover how the best customer service is reflected in stock returns of the top companies versus the S&P 500 benchmark.
  37. 5 Stocks With Unusually High Volume

    February 4, 2010
    For various reasons, these stocks have unusually-high volume.
  38. Acquisitions: The Good And The Bad

    February 3, 2010
    Cadbury bought Snapple in 2000 for $1.45 billion. Ten years later, it's hard to tell if the deal was worth it.
  39. Good Stocks Vs. Good Businesses

    January 11, 2010
    Contrary to popular belief, it's better to pay a fair price for a great company than a great price for a fair one. We'll ...
  40. 5 Stocks That Short Sellers Desire

    December 11, 2009
    Short-sellers may have been scared straight in recent months, but will that trend continue?
  41. Three Dividend Stocks For Small Cap Investors

    November 17, 2009
    These three small cap stocks have healthy dividend yields.
  42. Booking An Uncertain Future

    May 26, 2009
    Barnes & Noble's quarterly earnings were down, but its outlook is up. Is this justified in the difficult bookselling ...
  43. Five Dividend Darlings

    March 9, 2009
    Although dividends are never guaranteed, five companies with a high forward annual dividend yield may be worth further research.
  44. Bristol-Myers Pays Healthy Dividends

    February 12, 2009
    Bristol-Myers is among five companies with a great forward annual dividend yield.
  45. Security Software Companies Avoid U.S. Slowdown

    August 7, 2008
    Cyberspace is still a scary place, and that's good news for Symantec and McAfee who offer security software.
  46. Three Reasons Amazon Keeps Climbing (AMZN)

    August 7, 2007
    There is more to life than just books... at least, Amazon thinks so. This just might be why the stock is rising.
  47. Netflix Not Done Yet (NFLX)

    October 30, 2006
    Sizing up the many pros and cons of NFLX.
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