Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS)

CAPS Rating: 1 out of 5

The Company's principal business is the sale of trade books, mass market paperbacks, children's books, bargain books, magazines, music and movies direct to customers.

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Member Avatar dpid (89.30) Submitted: 6/25/2014 11:21:35 AM : Underperform Start Price: $21.83 BKS Score: +3.57

spinning off nook isn't going to help

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Member Avatar JFiege (30.07) Submitted: 6/23/2014 11:29:21 AM : Underperform Start Price: $20.80 BKS Score: -1.61

Do I have to spell out "BORDERS"?

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Member Avatar OKwarrior (30.39) Submitted: 6/8/2014 11:54:32 PM : Underperform Start Price: $19.70 BKS Score: -6.79

I was surprised to see Barnes & Nobles still above water. Guess that just goes to show some people will try unceasingly to justify a recovery that will never happen. This is a sinking ship.

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Member Avatar TSIF (99.96) Submitted: 5/29/2014 5:42:24 PM : Underperform Start Price: $18.27 BKS Score: -13.19

Not much bang for the buck on a downthumb on Barnes and Noble right now....sometimes I just have to call one out of principle. Rumors of buyouts run rampant. Overall, I can't see how a "white knight" would pay a premium.

Overall, Metrics are not as bad as many indicate...they can coast for sometime, but eventually, technology shifts will leave them crippled. College book sales are helping, but that market is highly competitive.

P/S is super low, but tapping cash flow and reducing SG&A can have negative results.

Made Baron's list of takeout candidates and references to buybacks, or large dividends. I don't see it.

Looking for a few bucks retrace....

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Member Avatar raziology (< 20) Submitted: 5/26/2014 10:43:27 PM : Underperform Start Price: $17.35 BKS Score: -18.84

No way to survive

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Member Avatar silentrumble (92.34) Submitted: 5/26/2014 8:11:21 PM : Outperform Start Price: $17.35 BKS Score: +18.84

The losses from the Nook division are finally subsiding. The free cash flow from the retail and college bookstores will now be evident. Plus, the new CEO is very open to spin-off options to unlock the value in the company.

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Member Avatar TommyCount (51.37) Submitted: 4/24/2014 1:37:07 PM : Underperform Start Price: $16.56 BKS Score: -22.80

Other competitors like Amazon will take their share market

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Member Avatar hba24 (94.13) Submitted: 4/10/2014 4:47:14 PM : Underperform Start Price: $18.34 BKS Score: -7.47

I buy a ton of books, but the only time I ever get them from Barnes & Noble is when someone gives me a gift card. And even then, I order online rather than walking into an actual store. Books and CDs and DVDs are basically the easiest things to buy online--much easier than clothes or shoes--so as far as companies with brick & mortar stores go, one that sells only books and CDs and DVDs seems doomed to failure. Frankly I can't believe I hadn't red-thumbed BKS a long time ago.

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Member Avatar WPThatcher (49.85) Submitted: 3/4/2014 10:18:24 PM : Outperform Start Price: $20.69 BKS Score: -2.26

So very cheap. If they separate the bookstore from Nook, this stock could move.

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Member Avatar HueWhite (97.31) Submitted: 2/28/2014 5:34:25 PM : Underperform Start Price: $19.66 BKS Score: -1.32

Unlikely bid pushed price up. Should come back down.

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Member Avatar jed71 (34.03) Submitted: 2/12/2014 10:20:47 AM : Underperform Start Price: $15.87 BKS Score: -25.15

Negative projected earnings and cash flows for as far as the eye can see..... looks like a great bankruptcy candidate.

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Member Avatar CheerUp (68.52) Submitted: 1/31/2014 12:14:25 AM : Underperform Start Price: $13.35 BKS Score: -46.69

You don't need to see a book in person before ordering it online. Stick a fork in it. It's done.

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Member Avatar jpimp (< 20) Submitted: 1/25/2014 6:45:56 PM : Underperform Start Price: $14.99 BKS Score: -31.40

amazon.com

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Member Avatar panda72 (99.84) Submitted: 12/11/2013 11:31:43 AM : Underperform Start Price: $13.88 BKS Score: -42.30

Doomed by technology - target price 0

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Member Avatar Chemdawg (70.02) Submitted: 9/10/2013 7:01:50 AM : Underperform Start Price: $13.44 BKS Score: -40.24

bad business models never last...just ask warren buffett

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Member Avatar rknapton (< 20) Submitted: 7/23/2013 8:22:55 PM : Underperform Start Price: $18.28 BKS Score: -0.14

Short. Revs down 7%. NOOK appears to be the “blackberry” of tablets to me. They have negative EBIT and a heafty interest expense and issued a bunch more stock.

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Member Avatar DrLinks (49.96) Submitted: 7/20/2013 4:23:14 PM : Underperform Start Price: $18.02 BKS Score: -1.52

Amazon will CRUSH this last bookstore, and it's venture w/ Microsoft will have proven a failure by then (2-3 Years)

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Member Avatar AaronSmothers (66.07) Submitted: 6/30/2013 11:41:09 PM : Outperform Start Price: $16.34 BKS Score: +7.62

Nook, in its most recent iteration, was a lodestone around B and B's neck. Trying to compete in a new segment against a competitor playing to its strengths (Amazon) was unfortunate strategically. Yes, the Borders close still makes things looked scary for big physical book stores. However, with the removal of the Nook lodestone B and B has the opportunity to do something like make its stores smaller and open more of them with the pursuit of a "local bookstore" customer experience in mind.

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Member Avatar alphadogg (87.50) Submitted: 6/25/2013 6:19:22 PM : Underperform Start Price: $15.70 BKS Score: -11.76

hemorrhaging money

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Member Avatar chitownjester (94.31) Submitted: 6/7/2013 10:05:02 PM : Underperform Start Price: $22.54 BKS Score: +24.39

If you are going to be a retailer today you MUST offer a compelling reason to 1) buy in a store rather than online; 2) pick YOUR store over any other brick/mortar competition. To me Barnes doesn't have either. I browse in Barnes if I want to kill time. I buy on Amazon. I also buy used on Amazon and in Goodwill absorber used bookstores. If those aren't enough competition how about small local booksellers, who are even more motivated to earn your dollars? Finally, remember the library?

Too many other sources to get everything I need for books/pubs. And almost ALL are cheaper.

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