Barnes & Noble (bks) Stock Research
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Company Description: Barnes & Noble, Inc. is a United States bookseller which specializes in general interest hardcovers, paperbacks, and mass market books, both fiction and nonfiction, as well as childrens books, bargain books, magazines, gift items, and CDs and DVDs. Barnes & Noble sells books at almost 800 retail locations under the brand names Barnes & Noble Booksellers and B. Dalton Bookseller (as of 2008), as well as online. It also sells publishes its own branded line of non-fiction books and books for various brands. Update
Discretionary Industry Analysis: The consumer discretionary industry includes companies whose sales come from consumer discretionary income purchases. Discretionary income = gross income less taxes and necessities such as rent, mortgage and food. Discretionary Trading Strategy: The consumer discretionary industry tends to be very sensitive to economic cycles. Look for undervalued discretionary investments during economic recessions when stock prices are low and sell discretionary investments during the late stages of a bull markets when stock prices are high. The global economy is currently in a recession, therefore, it is the perfect time to purchase consumer discretionary investments. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.
Industry Sub Sector: . Barnes & Noble is a dominant industry leader due to its personnel, experience and financial strengths. Industry leaders are difficult to compete against, which decreases business and investor risks.
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Barnes & Noble possesses significant barriers to entry that slows competitive threats and increases profits.
Strategy: Barnes & Noble has a narrow focus that serves a particular customer niche with either a unique product or with a low cost advantage over competitors. (read more). Competitive Advantages:
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