Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE:BNED) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The specialty retailer reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.12, Briefing.com reports. The firm had revenue of $886.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $868.17 million. Barnes & Noble Education had a negative net margin of 0.08% and a negative return on equity of 0.12%. Barnes & Noble Education’s revenue was up 15.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.64 EPS.

Shares of Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE BNED) traded up $1.44 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $7.73. 2,897,800 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 313,743. The company has a current ratio of 1.32, a quick ratio of 0.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. Barnes & Noble Education has a twelve month low of $4.99 and a twelve month high of $13.15.

BNED has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. BWS Financial reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Barnes & Noble Education in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Craig Hallum reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price objective (down previously from $16.00) on shares of Barnes & Noble Education in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. TheStreet lowered shares of Barnes & Noble Education from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Barnes & Noble Education from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Barnes & Noble Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.92.

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About Barnes & Noble Education

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc is a contract operator of bookstores on college and university campuses across the United States and a provider of digital education services. The Company offers a support system, and a retail and digital learning experience for students. Through its subsidiary, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, the Company operates approximately 750 campus bookstores and the school-branded e-commerce sites for each store, serving over five million college students and their faculty.

Earnings History for Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE:BNED)

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