Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) is scheduled to post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, December 20th. Analysts expect Bed Bath & Beyond to post earnings of $0.42 per share for the quarter.

Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, September 19th. The retailer reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.95 by ($0.28). The company had revenue of $2.94 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.01 billion. Bed Bath & Beyond had a return on equity of 21.74% and a net margin of 4.64%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.11 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect Bed Bath & Beyond to post $3 EPS for the current fiscal year and $3 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) opened at $23.61 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 1.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55. The company has a market capitalization of $3,308.72, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.63 and a beta of 1.10. Bed Bath & Beyond has a 12 month low of $19.07 and a 12 month high of $47.57.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.54%. Bed Bath & Beyond’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 15.42%.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. ValuEngine lowered Bed Bath & Beyond from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Bed Bath & Beyond from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. KeyCorp reaffirmed an “underweight” rating and issued a $21.00 target price (down previously from $27.00) on shares of Bed Bath & Beyond in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Barclays reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a $30.00 target price (down previously from $40.00) on shares of Bed Bath & Beyond in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $25.00 target price (down previously from $33.00) on shares of Bed Bath & Beyond in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.88.

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About Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc is a retailer, which operates under the names Bed Bath & Beyond (BBB), Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shops andThat! or andThat! (collectively, CTS), Harmon or Harmon Face Values (collectively, Harmon), buybuy BABY (Baby) and World Market, Cost Plus World Market or Cost Plus (collectively, Cost Plus World Market).

Earnings History for Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY)

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