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February 25, 2013
16:41 EDTBKS, ZNGA, ELN, AFFY, ESIOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower as concerns over the outcome of Italy's election put the averages under pressure through the trading day. After opening higher, the averages moved lower throughout the session, closing at the day's worst levels... ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Chicago Fed national activity index dropped to -0.32 in January, indicating that economic activity in the month was below average trends. Also, the Dallas Fed's manufacturing index dropped back to 2.2 in February from 5.5 in the prior month. In Europe, Italy's markets were volatile as polls indicated that formerly ousted prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is faring better than expected in the nation's general election. In China, HSBC's flash PMI manufacturing index fell to 50.4 in February from 52.3 in January... COMPANY NEWS: Barnes & Noble (BKS) gained $1.55, or 11.47%, to $15.06 after the company’s founder, largest stockholder and Chairman of the Board Leonard Riggio said he plans to propose to purchase all of the company's retail assets, excluding its NOOK e-reader business. The company publicly acknowledged the plan for an offer and said it will set up a committee to evaluate its best course of action... MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Zynga (ZNGA), up another 25c, or 7.84%, to $3.44, following Nevada's passage late last week of a bill legalizing online gambling in the state. Also higher were shares of Elan (ELN), up 54c, or 5.09%, to $11.14 after getting an $11 per share takeover offer from Royalty Pharma. Among the noteworthy losers was Affymax (AFFY), down $14.08, or 85.23%, to $2.44 after the company initiated a safety recall for its anemia drug Omontys and the stock was downgraded by at least four analyst firms. Also lower were shares of ITT Educational (ESI), down $3.10, or 16.64%, to $15.53 after the company disclosed in a regulatory filing late Friday that it is being investigated by the SEC. INDICES: The Dow was down 216.40, or 1.55%, to 13,784.17; the Nasdaq was down 45.57, or 1.44%, to 3,116.25; and the S&P 500 was down 27.75, or 1.83%, to 1,487.85.
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05:28 EDTBKSBarnes & Noble NOOK Press partners with The Bookseller
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September 15, 2014
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08:03 EDTBKSBarnes & Noble 's NOOK Media signs multi-platform partnership with ESI Media
ESI Media and NOOK Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, announced they will be working together on a multi-platform partnership to build on the success of last year’s Get London Reading initiative. Designed to address low literacy rates in London schools, while highlighting NOOK’s commitment to making reading more accessible and affordable across the UK, it will include sponsorship of the Best Play accolade at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and on-going support for the London Evening Standard Get London Reading campaign. This partnership builds on the success of last year’s support by NOOK of the London Evening Standard’s pioneering campaign to champion literacy amongst children. The joint campaign will include a free eBook offer and other special co-branded promotions, alongside display advertising campaigns across the Evening Standard’s print and digital platforms.
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08:32 EDTESIBofA/Merrill education/prof svcs analyst has analyst/industry conference call
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10:29 EDTBKSBarnes & Noble says third parties see value in NOOK assets
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10:18 EDTBKSBarnes & Noble says won't launch new bn.com in time for holiday season
Says "extremely happy" with Retail's Q1 performance, sees moderation of physical booksales decline. Says sees sales lift due to dispute between Amazon (AMZN) and Hachette. Regarding the launch of bn.com says making progress on development, but completion taking longer than expected. The company plans to launch the new site later this FY, but not in time for holiday season. Comments made on the Q1 earnings conference call.
08:37 EDTBKSBarnes & Noble's NOOK launched first co-branded tablet with Samsung
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08:33 EDTBKSBarnes & Noble sees FY15 college SSS to decline low-single digits
For FY15 the company continues to expect both Retail comparable bookstore sales and Retail Core comparable bookstore sales to decline in the low-single digits. College comparable store sales are also expected to decline in the low-single digits. The company expects full fiscal year EBITDA losses in the NOOK segment to decline versus the prior year.
08:32 EDTBKSBarnes & Noble says making progress on separation of Retail and NOOK Media
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08:32 EDTBKSBarnes & Noble reports Q1 EPS (56c), consensus (63c)
Reports Q1 revenue $1.2B, consensus $1.26B. “Core” comparable bookstore sales, which exclude sales of NOOK products, decreased 0.4% for the quarter. Comparable College store sales decreased 2.0% for the quarter, primarily impacted by the timing of the start of the back-to-school rush season as compared to last year. Comparable College store sales reflect the retail selling price of new or used textbooks when rented, rather than solely the rental fees received and amortized over the rental period. The NOOK segment had revenues of $70 million for the quarter, decreasing 54.3% from a year ago.
06:29 EDTBKSBarnes & Noble results likely to highlight retail business strength, WSJ says
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