Barnes Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation


USD 2.76  0.18  6.98%   

Given the investment horizon of 90 days and your way above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding Barnes Noble Education is 'Cautious Hold'. Macroaxis provides Barnes Noble buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding BNED positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Barnes Noble's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
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Current Valuation


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For the selected time horizon Barnes Noble Education has a Mean Deviation of 3.64, Semi Deviation of 4.19, Standard Deviation of 4.55, Variance of 20.71, Downside Variance of 19.89 and Semi Variance of 17.59
We provide trade advice to complement the prevailing expert consensus on Barnes Noble Education. Our dynamic recommendation engine uses a multidimensional algorithm to analyze the company's potential to grow using all technical and fundamental data available at the time. To make sure Barnes Noble is not overpriced, please confirm all Barnes Noble Education fundamentals, including its price to earning, net income, book value per share, as well as the relationship between the revenue and total debt . Please also double-check Barnes Noble Education number of shares shorted to validate your buy or sell decision is consistent with all fundamental data available and that the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle.

Barnes Noble Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Barnes Noble has very high historical volatility over the last 90 days
The company reported the previous year's revenue of 1.53 B. Net Loss for the year was (68.86 M) with profit before overhead, payroll, taxes, and interest of 372.76 M.
Barnes Noble has a poor financial position based on the latest SEC disclosures
Over 76.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
Latest headline from MacroaxisInsider: Barnes Noble exotic insider transaction detected

Barnes Noble current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Barnes analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Barnes analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price4.50
Target Median Price4.50
Target High Price5.00
Recommendation Mean2.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions2
Target Low Price4.00
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Barnes Noble Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Barnes Noble's historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of Barnes Noble's future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Barnes Noble stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Barnes Noble Education price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Barnes Noble returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Barnes Noble stock.
Mean Return0.0215Value At Risk-6.69
Potential Upside8.29Standard Deviation4.55
   Return Density   
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Barnes Noble historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Barnes Stock Institutional Investors

Have you ever been surprised when a price of an equity instrument such as Barnes Noble is soaring high without any particular reason? This is usually happening because many institutional investors are aggressively trading Barnes Noble Education backward and forwards among themselves. Barnes Noble's institutional investor refers to the entity that pools money to purchase Barnes Noble's securities or originate loans. Institutional investors include commercial and private banks, credit unions, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, endowments, and mutual funds. Operating companies that invest excess capital in these types of assets may also be included in the term and may influence corporate governance by exercising voting rights in their investments.
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Russell Investments Group LtdCommon Shares1.5 M4.5 M
Towerview LlcCommon Shares1.5 M4.4 M
Royce Associates LpCommon Shares1.5 M4.3 M
Penbrook Management LlcCommon Shares267.4 K783 K
Simplex Trading LlcPut Options73 K213 K
Walleye Capital LlcCommon Shares65.9 K193 K
Clear Harbor Asset Management LlcCommon Shares49.8 K146 K
Simplex Trading LlcCommon Shares25.7 K75 K
Simplex Trading LlcCall Options23.2 K67 K
Note, although Barnes Noble's institutional investors appear to be way more sophisticated than retail investors, it remains unclear if professional active investment managers can reliably enhance risk-adjusted returns by an amount that exceeds fees and expenses.

Barnes Noble Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Barnes Noble or Consumer Cyclical sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Barnes Noble stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Barnes stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW2.10
Overall volatility
Information ratio 0.0053

Barnes Noble Volatility Alert

Barnes Noble Education exhibits above-average semi-deviation for your current time horizon. We encourage investors to investigate Barnes Noble Education individually to make sure intended market timing strategies and available technical indicagtors are consistent with their estimates about Barnes Noble future systematic risk. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Barnes Noble's stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Barnes Noble's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Barnes Noble Implied Volatility

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Barnes Noble Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Barnes Noble's fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Barnes Noble's direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Barnes Noble and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Barnes Noble or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Barnes Noble's fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Barnes Noble by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsBarnes NoblePeer Average
Return On Equity(26.41) %(0.31) %
Return On Asset(3.55) %(0.14) %
Profit Margin(4.50) %(1.27) %
Operating Margin(3.90) %(5.51) %
Current Valuation673.09 M16.62 B
Shares Outstanding51.99 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders24.71 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions76.29 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted1.51 M4.71 M
Price to Earning4.13 X28.72 X
Price to Book0.49 X9.51 X
Price to Sales0.09 X11.42 X
Revenue1.53 B9.43 B
Gross Profit372.76 M27.38 B
EBITDA(4.92 M)3.9 B
Net Income(68.86 M)570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents10.39 M2.7 B
Cash per Share0.20 X5.01 X
Total Debt542.44 M5.32 B
Debt to Equity2.38 %48.70 %
Current Ratio1.28 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share5.38 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations2.06 M971.22 M
Short Ratio1.48 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share(2.24) X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth(0.43) X4.89 X
Number of Employees3 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization137.78 M19.03 B
Total Asset1.07 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings29.13 M9.33 B
Working Capital188.4 M1.48 B
Current Asset446.45 M9.34 B
   Barnes Noble exotic insider transaction detected [view details]

Barnes Noble Market Momentum

Traders often use several daily momentume indicators to supplement a more traditional technical analysis when analyzing securities such as Barnes . With many different options, investors must choose the best indicators for them and familiarize themselves with how they work. We suggest combining traditional momentum indicators with more near-term forms of technical analysis such as Accumulation Distribution or Daily Balance Of Power. With their quantitative nature, daily value technical indicators can also be incorporated into your automated trading systems.
Accumulation Distribution8898.92
Daily Balance Of Power1.2
Rate Of Daily Change1.07
Day Median Price2.72
Day Typical Price2.73
Market Facilitation Index0.0
Price Action Indicator0.13

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 2010 2021 2022 (projected)
Receivables121.07 M137.04 M147.86 M
Inventories309.8 M323.47 M337.68 M

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Is Barnes Noble's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Barnes Noble. If investors know Barnes will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Barnes Noble listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
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Market Capitalization
134.8 M
Quarterly Revenue Growth YOY
Return On Assets
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The market value of Barnes Noble Education is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Barnes that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Barnes Noble's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Barnes Noble's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Barnes Noble's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Barnes Noble's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Barnes Noble's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Barnes Noble value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Barnes Noble's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.