Ask a Fool: Can Barnes & Noble Become Profitable Again?

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  • Report this Comment On October 04, 2013, at 11:26 PM, dw12345 wrote:

    The future positives for B&N start and end with the return of Len Riggio to the helm of the company. Just as Steve Jobs and Howard Schultz restarted Apple and Starbucks, Riggio looks to restore B&N's legacy as the world's largest bookseller. Leaving aside the question of Microsoft buying the Nook assets and potential buyers for the college textbook stores, the retail stores offer Riggio the challenge he needs to bring out his unique retailing genius. I expect him to expand the number of store locations with branch stores in neighborhoods and towns with no B&N store, and continue emphasizing the use store space for projects like collaboration with MOOC's and local non-profits. The guy is a retailing machine.

  • Report this Comment On October 05, 2013, at 12:30 AM, gWood777 wrote:

    As a long-time devotee of bookstores and, on balance, more of a technical than a fundamental investor, I am bullish for at least the next four months (should be great quarters)...the BKS analysis at ideamechanic.blogspot.com should provide some comfort to those concerned with fundamentals.

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