Barnes & Noble Education (BNED) Given Daily News Impact Score of 0.47

News headlines about Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE:BNED) have been trending positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. AlphaOne, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Barnes & Noble Education earned a media sentiment score of 0.47 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment’s rankings:

Several equities analysts have weighed in on BNED shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Barnes & Noble Education from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. BWS Financial reaffirmed a “strong-buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on shares of Barnes & Noble Education in a research note on Wednesday, April 5th.

Shares of Barnes & Noble Education (BNED) traded down 0.74% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $9.35. The company had a trading volume of 74,455 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $434.28 million, a P/E ratio of 187.00 and a beta of 1.21. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $9.92 and its 200-day moving average is $10.43. Barnes & Noble Education has a 12-month low of $8.75 and a 12-month high of $13.15.

In other news, VP Lisa Malat sold 9,000 shares of Barnes & Noble Education stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.83, for a total transaction of $88,470.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 62,667 shares in the company, valued at approximately $616,016.61. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Srijayanth D. Chakrapani sold 6,500 shares of Barnes & Noble Education stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.78, for a total value of $63,570.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 67,160 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $656,824.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.37% of the company’s stock.

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Barnes & Noble Education Company Profile

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 TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “BNED”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”});

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