Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED): Why Its Shares Are Down -9.02 Percent Today?
Today’s big question for investors is, “what’s going on with Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED) stock? Its price is nose-diving -0.33 points, trading at $3.33 levels, and is down -9.02% from its previous close of $3.66. The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 215872 contracts so far this session. BNED shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 657.78 thousand shares, but with a 35.69 million float and a -9.85% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for BNED stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $6.67 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 100.3% from where the BNED share price has been trading recently which is between $3.62 and $3.82. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $6.
The most recent news story about the stock that appeared in Yahoo Finance‘s news section was titled “Barnes & Noble Education Announces Expanded Library of Digital Courseware in Criminal Justice” and dated May 16, 2019.
During the recent trading session for Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.45 over a week and tumble down $-0.81 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $8.32, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 06/21/18. The recent low of $3.33 stood for a -59.98% since 05/20/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.7 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is greater than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to.
Looking at the current readings for Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 25.63. This figure suggests that BNED stock, for now, is overbought, meaning that the shares are not stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current BNED readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 5.03% at this stage. This figure means that BNED share price today is being overbought.
Technical chart claims that Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED) would settle between $3.78/share to $3.9/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $3.58 mark, then the market for Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $3.5 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.26. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.
Analysts at Needham, assumed coverage of BNED assigning Buy rating, according to their opinion released on April 08. Sidoti analysts bumped their rating on Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED) stock from Neutral to Buy in a separate flash note issued to investors on January 22. Analysts at BWS Financial, made their first call for the equity with a Strong Buy recommendation, according to a research note that dated back to October 11.
BNED equity has an average rating of 2.33, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 3 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 1 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 2 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while no rated it as a sell. 2 analysts rated Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED) as a buy or a strong buy while not a single analyst advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.
Moving on, BNED stock price is currently trading at 9.89X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/S ratio is 0.16 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 1.97.