Breaking The Old 52 Week Low, Barnes & Noble Education Inc (NYSE:BNED) Closing Trading At $4.80

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Barnes & Noble Education Inc (NYSE:BNED)

December 6th, 2018
Barnes & Noble Education Inc closed the day up $0.33 Thursday, a 7.38% increase, closing at $4.80. Despite ending the day higher, Barnes & Noble Education Inc hit a new 52 week low of $4.35, breaking the previous low of $4.40 from earlier this month. In addition to finishing higher, trading volumes were solid at 418% of normal which can indicate investors see opportunities. Be aware that the Altman Z-Score1 (An indicator of the probability for a 2-year bankruptcy) is below the recommended threshold of 1.8%, and calculated to be 0.91.

BNED outperformed the rest of the Consumer Discretionary sector which went up 0.61% today.

Expectations from 2 analysts points to the possibility that Barnes & Noble Education Inc might rise significantly (79%), while Finbox has calculated (with very high uncertainty) a fair value price of $7.95.

Market Sectors

The market sectors were mixed Thursday with a majority of the sectors trending down. Real Estate saw the biggest increase of the day (2.66%), while Energy saw the biggest drop (1.77%). Healthcare has seen the biggest year-to-date gain at 13%. The biggest loss this year has been the Communication Services sector declining 13%.

Communication Services saw the biggest turnaround from its 5-day performance of -0.23%, as it went up 1.04%. Energy and Materials experienced turn arounds from their five day positive performance, Energy with a drop of 1.77%.

Sector Breakdown

  • Real Estate went up with a 2.66% change.
  • Communication Services went up with a 1.04% change.
  • Consumer Discretionary went up with a 0.61% change.
  • Information Technology went up with a 0.23% change.
  • Utilities went down with a -0.10% change.
  • Consumer Staples went down with a -0.10% change.
  • Healthcare went down with a -0.31% change.
  • Industrials went down with a -0.55% change.
  • Materials went down with a -1.36% change.
  • Financials went down with a -1.44% change.
  • Energy went down with a -1.77% change.

Barnes & Noble Education Inc Info

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. operates bookstores for college and university campuses, and K-12 institutions in the United States. It operates in three segments: Barnes & Noble College, MBS Textbook Exchange, and Digital Student Solutions. The Barnes & Noble College segment sells and rents course material; offers a suite of digital content, software, and services through its LoudCloud platform, as well as e-textbooks; and sells general merchandise, including collegiate and athletic apparel, other custom-branded school spirit products, technology, supplies, and convenience items. It also operates 86 customized cafés and 18 stand-alone convenience stores; and a media channel for brands targeting the college demographic. As of April 28, 2018, this segment operated 768 physical bookstores; and 87 True Spirit sites. The MBS Textbook Exchange segment is involved in the operation of virtual bookstores, which offer course materials, including new and used print and digital textbooks; and textbook distribution activities, as well as sale of inventory management, hardware, and point-of-sale solutions. This segment operates 676 virtual bookstores, including 454 virtual bookstores; and sources and sells new and used textbooks to approximately 3,500 physical college bookstores. The Digital Student Solutions segment offers direct-to-student product and service offerings to assist students to studying effectively and enhancing academic performance. It provides subscription-based writing services to approximately 100,000 subscribers through its digital properties, as well as tutoring and test prep services offered through its partnership with The Princeton Review. Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

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(1) The Altman Z-Score calculation was first published in 1968 by Edward I. Altman, and is used for predicting the probability that a firm will go into bankruptcy within two years. An Altman Z-Score below 1.8 (Remember that Barnes & Noble Education Inc’s score is 0.91) is the trigger to be alert for this situation. Some analysts believe this score is less relevant for some companies, in particular companies operating to accumulate users that may run at huge losses to scale up.

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