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How to buy Barnes-and-Noble Education stock | $4.65

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Barnes & Noble Education, Inc is a specialty retail business based in the US. Barnes-and-Noble Education shares (BNED) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Barnes-and-Noble Education employs 3,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Barnes-and-Noble Education. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BNED. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Barnes-and-Noble Education reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$4.65, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Barnes-and-Noble Education, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Barnes-and-Noble Education. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Barnes-and-Noble Education share price

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Barnes-and-Noble Education shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$4.65
52-week rangeUSD$1.11 - USD$5.21
50-day moving average USD$3.7285
200-day moving average USD$2.5852
Wall St. target priceUSD$5.5
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.389

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Is it a good time to buy Barnes-and-Noble Education stock?

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Barnes-and-Noble Education price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.65 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-11) -14.84%
1 month (2020-12-18) 12.05%
3 months (2020-10-16) 78.16%
6 months (2020-07-17) 85.26%
1 year (2020-01-17) 18.62%
2 years (2019-01-18) -11.60%
3 years (2018-01-18) 7.45
5 years (2016-01-15) 9.14

Is Barnes-and-Noble Education under- or over-valued?

Valuing Barnes-and-Noble Education stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Barnes-and-Noble Education's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Barnes-and-Noble Education's PEG ratio

Barnes-and-Noble Education's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Barnes-and-Noble Education's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Barnes-and-Noble Education's EBITDA

Barnes-and-Noble Education's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$23.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Barnes-and-Noble Education's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Barnes-and-Noble Education financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.6 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$442.5 million
Return on assets TTM -4.13%
Return on equity TTM -19.38%
Profit margin -5.21%
Book value $7.754
Market capitalisation USD$249.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Barnes-and-Noble Education shares

There are currently 1.3 million Barnes-and-Noble Education shares held short by investors – that's known as Barnes-and-Noble Education's "short interest". This figure is 5.5% down from 1.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Barnes-and-Noble Education shares can be evaluated.

Barnes-and-Noble Education's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Barnes-and-Noble Education's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Barnes-and-Noble Education shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Barnes-and-Noble Education shares traded daily (recently around 380291.66666667). Barnes-and-Noble Education's SIR currently stands at 3.36. In other words for every 100,000 Barnes-and-Noble Education shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3360 shares are currently held short.

However Barnes-and-Noble Education's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Barnes-and-Noble Education shares, or, against the total number of tradable Barnes-and-Noble Education shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Barnes-and-Noble Education's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Barnes-and-Noble Education shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0348% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Barnes-and-Noble Education shares, roughly 35 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Barnes-and-Noble Education.

Find out more about how you can short Barnes-and-Noble Education stock.

Barnes-and-Noble Education share dividends

We're not expecting Barnes-and-Noble Education to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Barnes-and-Noble Education share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Barnes-and-Noble Education's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.11 up to $5.21. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Barnes-and-Noble Education's is 2.5066. This would suggest that Barnes-and-Noble Education's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Barnes-and-Noble Education overview

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. operates bookstores for college and university campuses, and K-12 institutions in the United States. It operates in three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Digital Student Solutions. The company sells and rents new and used print textbooks, digital textbooks, and publisher hosted digital courseware through physical and virtual bookstores, as well as directly to students through It also offers First Day and First Day Complete access programs; BNC OER+, a turnkey solution for colleges and universities, that offers digital content, such as videos, activities, and auto-graded practice assessments; and general merchandise, including collegiate and athletic apparel, school spirit products, lifestyle products, technology products, supplies, and convenience items. In addition, the company sells hardware and a software suite of applications that provides inventory management and point-of-sale solutions; direct-to-student subscription-based writing services; and bartleby, a direct-to-student subscription-based offering that includes textbook solutions, expert questions and answers, AI-based writing assistance, and tutoring services. As of May 2, 2020, it operated 772 physical college and university bookstores; and 647 virtual bookstores. The company also operates 109 True Spirit e-commerce websites; pop-up retail locations; and 86 customized cafés and 13 stand-alone convenience stores. Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

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