Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) Declares $0.15 Quarterly Dividend

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 5th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 4th will be paid a dividend of 0.15 per share by the specialty retailer on Friday, January 25th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.65%.

Barnes & Noble has a payout ratio of 117.6% meaning the company cannot currently cover its dividend with earnings alone and is relying on its balance sheet to cover its dividend payments.

Shares of BKS opened at $6.94 on Thursday. Barnes & Noble has a twelve month low of $4.10 and a twelve month high of $7.71. The firm has a market capitalization of $507.80 million, a PE ratio of 15.77 and a beta of 1.22. The company has a current ratio of 1.18, a quick ratio of 0.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67.

Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 20th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.38) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.41) by $0.03. Barnes & Noble had a negative net margin of 3.60% and a positive return on equity of 7.32%. The business had revenue of $771.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $772.03 million. During the same period last year, the business earned ($0.41) EPS. The company’s revenue was down 2.5% on a year-over-year basis.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Barnes & Noble from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 6th. Gabelli upgraded shares of Barnes & Noble from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 7th.

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Barnes & Noble Company Profile

Barnes & Noble, Inc primarily operates as a bookseller in the United States. The company operates through two segments, B&N Retail and NOOK. It sells trade books, including hardcover and paperback titles; mass market paperbacks, such as mystery, romance, science fiction, and other fiction; and children's books, eBooks and other digital content, NOOK and related accessories, bargain books, magazines, gifts, café products and services, educational toys and games, and music and movies.

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Dividend History for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS)

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