Analysts See $-0.23 EPS for Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS); Knowles (KN) Shorts Lowered By 5.65%

November 15, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Analysts expect Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) to report $-0.23 EPS on November, 28.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 20.69% from last quarter’s $-0.29 EPS. After having $-0.15 EPS previously, Barnes & Noble, Inc.’s analysts see 53.33% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.83% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $6.7. About shares traded. Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) has declined 38.50% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 55.20% the S&P500.

Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) had a decrease of 5.65% in short interest. KN’s SI was 11.19 million shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 5.65% from 11.86 million shares previously. With 1.13 million avg volume, 10 days are for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)’s short sellers to cover KN’s short positions. The SI to Knowles Corporation’s float is 12.72%. The stock decreased 0.71% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $16.05. About shares traded. Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN) has risen 40.62% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.92% the S&P500.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. is a bookseller. The company has market cap of $486.61 million. The Firm is a content and commerce company, which provides access to trade books and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform. It has a 18.99 P/E ratio. It operates in two divisions: Barnes & Noble Retail and NOOK.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.48 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.43, from 1.05 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 22 investors sold Barnes & Noble, Inc. shares while 34 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 51.43 million shares or 4.82% less from 54.04 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Credit Suisse Ag holds 36,478 shares. Cornerstone Capital Mngmt Holding Limited Liability holds 0% in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) or 25,100 shares. First Washington owns 1,000 shares for 0% of their portfolio. The New York-based Art Advsrs Ltd has invested 0.03% in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 1,757 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Ny holds 0% or 45,618 shares. American Grp Inc Inc holds 44,004 shares. Principal Financial Group Inc Inc accumulated 420,150 shares or 0% of the stock. Princeton Strategies Gru Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 30,000 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Next Finance Group Inc Inc, a Texas-based fund reported 200 shares. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Limited Liability Company stated it has 2.06 million shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. The Massachusetts-based Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0% in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). New York-based Quantbot Tech Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS). Bridgeway Cap Mgmt Inc reported 253,500 shares. Qs Investors Ltd Company reported 325,018 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE:BKS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Barnes & Noble Inc. had 8 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Gabelli on Monday, October 12 with “Buy”. ValuEngine upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, May 26 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by Cantor Fitzgerald. As per Wednesday, August 17, the company rating was downgraded by Gabelli. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, August 18 by Sidoti. The stock of Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, September 4. As per Monday, July 27, the company rating was initiated by Craig Hallum.

Among 11 analysts covering Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Knowles Corporation had 18 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, September 6 the stock rating was initiated by JP Morgan with “Neutral”. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Underperform” on Tuesday, October 27. The rating was upgraded by FBR Capital to “Mkt Perform” on Monday, September 28. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Thursday, September 3. Craig Hallum upgraded Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN) on Monday, January 4 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, January 12 by Susquehanna. Topeka Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $15 target in Friday, February 12 report. The stock has “Sell” rating by Zacks on Thursday, September 17. FBR Capital maintained the shares of KN in report on Friday, February 12 with “Underperform” rating. Roth Capital initiated Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN) on Thursday, September 29 with “Buy” rating.

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