Harry Potter Puts A Curse On Barnes & Noble's Sales

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Analysts were looking for the company to report revenue of $812.20 million for its fiscal second quarter of 2018. Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)'s price sits 7.32% above from its 50-day moving average of $7.15 and -0.64% away from the stock's 200-day moving average which is $7.29. Of those insider trades, 140,840 shares of Barnes & Noble, Inc. were purchased and 0 shares were sold. The company had revenue of $853.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $871.75 million. 3,492,132 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 227% from the average session volume of 1,068,611 shares.

But there was no new installment this year, and that had an impact on Barnes and Noble's bottom line. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 23,581 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $218,000 after acquiring an additional 3,191 shares during the last quarter. But the company has been reporting more annual losses than profits in recent years, and has lost a total of $345 million since early 2010.

Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) as of recent trade, has shown weekly upbeat performance of 9.09% which was maintained at 11.43% in 1-month period.

Shares in Barnes & Noble Inc. fell 90 cents to close Thursday at $6.90.

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Examining Institutional Ownership at Barnes & Noble, Inc. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in shares of Barnes & Noble by 130.4% during the 1st quarter. The stock has a market capitalization of $548.35, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.48 and a beta of 2.60.

Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September 7th.

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Two weeks ago, Barnes & Noble's shares surged after activist investor Sandell Asset Management proposed buying the bookseller and taking it private. But unlike other troubled brick-and-mortar retailers who have closed a record number of stores so far this year, Barnes & Noble has kept its total store count relatively unchanged.

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