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  • Are These Book Sellers In Trouble?

    By Timothy Green - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BKS, BAMM

    The bookselling industry was revolutionized by Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), leaving many independent book stores and even national chains struggling to survive. Borders went under in 2011, leaving Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) as the only nationwide chain left and Books-A-Million (NASDAQ: BAMM) as a distant second.

    I recently wrote an article that claimed that Barnes & Noble was actually fairly profitable if you back out its failing hardware business, while Books-A-Million likely more »

  • Unlocking Value in a Failing Business

    By Timothy Green - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: BKS, BAMM, MSFT | Editor's Choice

    There are few industries which the Internet negatively affected more than the book selling industry. Amazon is very likely directly responsible for the shuttering of countless local bookstores along with national chain Borders, and the shift to e-books is making brick-and-mortar book stores increasingly irrelevant. Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) is the largest chain of book stores left, and the company has been struggling with huge losses over the past few more »

  • An Author Looks at Barnes & Noble Earnings

    By Erin McBride - July 6, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BKS, BAMM

    Will Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) survive? Is it a safe stock for the long term?

    I’ll save you the need to read the rest of this article and sum it up in one word: no.

    But since you are still reading, I’ll provide with you some personal insight, and some concrete facts.

    Nook vs. Kindle

    First, a disclaimer. I am an author with four self-published e-books, and one more »

  • Is Barnes & Noble Going the Way of Borders

    By Manish Babla - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BKS, BAMM, MSFT

    With its announcement Tuesday that it is exiting the color tablet business, Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has finally surrendered the multimedia tablet market to its much larger and well-capitalized rivals. This is a setback for its CEO William Lynch, brought on just three years ago to change fortunes at the struggling book retailer by making it competitive in the tablet business. Instead, Lynch and the company have discovered that the more »

  • Back to the Future for Book Retailers

    By Reuben Brewer - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BKS, BAMM

    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) is looking at the possibility of being taken private by its founder. The deal, however, isn't going to include the company's Nook digital reader. Is this a good move?

    Amazon changed everything

    When Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) first came on the scene, it completely changed the book store business. No longer did people need to go to a physical store to buy books, they more »

  • Huge Potential Upside for Barnes & Noble

    By Anh HOANG - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: BKS, BAMM, MSFT

    Recently, Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has popped up as much as 11.5% to more than $15 per share in one trading day, thanks to its chairman’s intention to make an offer for its bookstores. It was reported chairman Leonard Riggio was solely interested in buying out the book retail business, not the e-book division NOOK. How much is Barnes & Noble worth? What price might the chairman offer for more »

  • The Future of Barnes & Noble

    By Leo Sun - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, BKS, BAMM, MSFT

    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) is a company of contradictions. It is a company tied down by its foundations as a big box retailer, yet aspires to be an e-commerce retailer like its rival Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN). Even after many of its industry peers - such as Borders - crumbled as the books business evolved, Barnes & Noble persevered. It even released its own tablet, the Nook, which was warmly received by critics, to more »

  • With The Backing Of Microsoft, Is Now The Time To Buy This Company?

    By Matthew Frankel - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: BKS, BAMM, MSFT

    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) is the largest bookstore chain in the United States, with a total of over 1,300 bookstores in all 50 states as well as a substantial online presence.  The consensus in the market has been negative for quite some time, despite the company’s best efforts to adapt to the online bookstore and e-reader trends.  As a result, shares have declined in the past couple of more »

  • Is Barnes & Noble on Death Row?

    By Ryan Guenette - August 27, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, BKS, BAMM, GOOG

    Look around. Do you see anyone reading an actual book on the side of the street anymore? The answer is a resounding no. While there may be a few exceptions, the majority of the world has converted to digital reading. The advantages of utilizing the technology are numerous. Thousands of books can be carried in one reader, while to carry one thousand actual books would require a moving crew and more »

  • The Big Box Retailer in My Computer

    By William Bias - August 13, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, BBY, BAMM, TGT, WMT

    I never was a huge fan of Dr. Who; however, as I casually watched some of the episodes down through the years, one of the things that stood out was the British telephone booth that opened up into this huge time ship on the inside. Due to some sort of sci-fi multi-dimensional physics, the inside was way bigger than the outside. This is what I am reminded of when I think of Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN). Amazon has essentially become a big box retailer in my computer and by simply typing Amazon.com into my address bar I can purchase virtually anything I want.

  • One Company that Belongs on Your Watch List Right Now

    By Michael Nolan - August 8, 2012 | Tickers: BBY, BAMM, COST, GOOG, RSH

    Please notice the the headline of this article does NOT say "One Stock You Should Buy Right Now" or "One Company that Belongs in Your Portfolio Right Now.'" Because it might not. In fact, there's a pretty decent chance that this is not a stock for you or your portfolio.

    The stock I'm here to talk to you about is Best Buy (NYSE: BBY). This tech giant is more »

  • Traditional Booksellers: Time to Evolve or Dissolve

    By Mary Posey - May 1, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, BKS, BAMM, MSFT

    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) is evolving to compete with its digital counterparts.  It developed the nook, its digital e-reader, to compete with the likes of the iPad and Amazon's Kindle.  Now B&N is entering a partnership with software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT).  The companies will form a subsidiary, 84% of which is to be held by B&N.  One of their first plans for the subsidiary will be more »

  • Amazon: Seeing the Forest and the Trees

    By Keith Speights - April 26, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, BKS, BAMM, NFLX

    Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) reigns as the largest bookseller on the planet. Some analysts project that the company will command a 50% market share of the U.S. book market by the end of 2012. Amazon’s primary competitor in the space, Barnes and Noble (NYSE: BKS), is fighting mightily but has seen its net income steadily deteriorate over the past 5 years. Books-A-Million (NASDAQ: BAMM), a smaller competitor, faces more »

  • Further Dissension in the Ranks

    By Bobbie Johnson - February 6, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, BKS, BAMM, IDG

    Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) will be facing a harder road during their entry into producing physical books. Last week Barnes & Noble announced their intention to ban Amazon books from their shelves in a stunning move that rocked the publishing industry citing Amazon’s tendency to limit access to authors among their reasons.

    Over the weekend Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) was joined by Canada’s Indigo Books and Music (TSX: IDGmore »)