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December 28, 2012
10:05 EDTPSO, BKSBarnes & Noble climbs after Pearson deal despite holiday sales miss
Barnes & Noble (BKS) is advancing after the company announced that its holiday sales would be lower than expected, but also said that British publishing company Pearson (PSO) would invest $89.5M in the American retailer's NOOK unit. Based on preliminary sales results during the holiday season and sales trends, Barnes & Noble expects its holiday sales results will be below expectations, while sales of the company's NOOK e-readers for its current year will not meet its previous forecast. On November 29, Barnes & Noble predicted that its losses from its NOOK unit, excluding certain items, would decrease during its current fiscal year. The retailer also previously reported that its NOOK unit sales had doubled over the four day Black Friday weekend. Meanwhile, Pearson agreed to invest $89.5M of cash in Barnes and Noble's NOOK unit, using a post-investment valuation of about $1.789B. Pearson will receive a 5% stake in the unit, Barnes & Noble added. In early trading, Barnes & Noble climbed 91c, or 6.34%, to $15.26.
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April 13, 2015
10:00 EDTBKSOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Barnes & Noble (BKS) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum... Calgon Carbon (CCC) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... CenterPoint Energy (CNP) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Compass Diversified (CODI) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair... DTE Energy (DTE) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Green Bancorp (GNBC) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... Hilltop Holdings (HTH) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... ITC Holdings (ITC) initiated with a Sell at Goldman... Independent Bank (IBTX) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... LegacyTexas Financial (LTXB) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust... MarkWest Energy (MWE) initiated with a Buy at Ladenburg... Medgenics (MDGN) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... National Commerce (NCOM) initiated with an Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... OGE Energy (OGE) initiated with a Neutral at Goldman... Owens Corning (OC) initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI... Southside Bancshares (SBSI) initiated with a Neutral at SunTrust... Zogenix (ZGNX) initiated with a Buy at Empire.
10:00 EDTPSOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:13 EDTBKSBarnes & Noble initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum
Target $36.
05:30 EDTPSOPearson downgraded to Underperform from Buy at Jefferies
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