Published: Fri, December 01, 2017
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Barnes & Noble (BKS)

Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Put Options on Barnes & Noble (BKS)

Analysts projected a 26-cent loss for the period, which ended October 28. NY increased its stake in Barnes & Noble by 4.1% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its holdings in Barnes & Noble by 505.5% during the second quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new position in Barnes & Noble during the third quarter worth about $171,000. Texas Permanent School Fund increased its stake in Barnes & Noble by 0.8% in the second quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 70,428 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $535,000 after buying an additional 37,628 shares during the period.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Barnes & Noble from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th.

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Ratings analysis reveals 40% of Barnes & Noble Inc.'s analysts are positive. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 0.17. Barnes & Noble has a 52 week low of $6.25 and a 52 week high of $13.20.

BKS is available at a PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 22.24x today, which tells us the stock is overvalued based on current earnings compared to the specialty retail industry average of 16.33x, and overvalued compared to the United States market average ratio of 21.71x. (NYSE:BKS). Metropolitan Life Insur Ny owns 0% invested in Barnes & Noble, Inc. The specialty retailer reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.12) by ($0.03).

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BKS stock also didn't get any help today from its revenue of $791.12 million for its fiscal second quarter of 2018. Barnes & Noble had a net margin of 0.67% and a return on equity of 4.48%. Comparable store sales decreased 6.3%, with approximately half of this decline attributable to last year's release of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Barnes & Noble, Inc. with's FREE daily email newsletter. If you are reading this news story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of global copyright & trademark laws. The legal version of this news story can be viewed at

Barnes & Noble, Inc is a bookseller. It sells trade books, including hardcover and paperback titles; mass market paperbacks, such as mystery, romance, science fiction, and other fiction; and childrenÂ's books, eBooks and other digital content, NOOK and related accessories, bargain books, magazines, gifts, café services and products, educational toys and games, and music and movies.

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