The Next Big Company to Go Private

The following video is from Monday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Jason Moser and Tim Hanson discuss the top business and investing stories of the day.

Shares of Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS  )  were up around 10% this morning after reports that Chairman and Founder Len Riggio says he wants to buy the company and take it private. Riggio's proposal would involve the stores and the online business, not Nook Media. Is going private a good move? Would Nook Media be an attractive stand-alone investment? Should Barnes & Noble follow Dell's (NASDAQ: DELL  ) example? In this installment of MarketFoolery, our analysts discuss Barnes & Noble's future?

One of the biggest reasons that Barnes & Noble is struggling is because of massive amounts of pressure from the big dog on the block, Amazon.com. Amazon may be the king of the retail world right now, but at its sky-high valuation, most investors are worried it's the company's share price that will get knocked down instead of its competitors'. We'll tell you what's driving the company's growth, and fill you in on reasons to buy and reasons to sell Amazon in our Motley Fool premium report. We'll also be providing a full year of free analyst updates to keep you informed as the company's story changes, so click here now to read more.

The relevant video segment can be found between 5:42 and 10:52.

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