The following video is from Thursday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Jeff Fischer and Joe Magyer, discuss the top business and investing stories.
In this segment, the good news and bad news for Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS). On the upside, the company did report a profit, as well as growth in sales of its Nook e-reader tablet. However, sales for its core business, the bricks-and-mortar bookstores, were down, as were same-store sales, with the stock price down about 10% as a result. Here the guys discuss why the in-store sales numbers we saw last quarter weren't a continuing trend, and what the future looks like for another ailing retailer.
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