News articles about Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Barnes & Noble earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.4847826915195 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Separately, ValuEngine raised Barnes & Noble from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 21st.

BKS remained flat at $$5.95 during midday trading on Tuesday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 28,588 shares, compared to its average volume of 922,254. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 1.05 and a quick ratio of 0.13. The company has a market cap of $436.76 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.44 and a beta of 1.85. Barnes & Noble has a 1 year low of $4.10 and a 1 year high of $8.00.

Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June 21st. The specialty retailer reported ($0.29) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.20) by ($0.09). The company had revenue of $786.08 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $774.71 million. Barnes & Noble had a positive return on equity of 7.29% and a negative net margin of 3.43%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.19) earnings per share.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 6th were issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 10.08%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 5th. Barnes & Noble’s dividend payout ratio is currently 105.26%.

Barnes & Noble Company Profile

Barnes & Noble, Inc primarily operates as a bookseller in the United States. The company operates through two segments, B&N Retail and NOOK. It sells trade books, including hardcover and paperback titles; mass market paperbacks, such as mystery, romance, science fiction, and other fiction; and children's books, eBooks and other digital content, NOOK and related accessories, bargain books, magazines, gifts, café products and services, educational toys and games, and music and movies.

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