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Friday, May 20, 2011

Excellent Takeover Candidate (NYSE: BKS)

Shares of BKS traded higher by 30.9% or $4.36/share to $18.47. Barnes & Noble, Inc. is trading at a price to book ratio of 0.92. This indicates that the value of the company's underlying assets exceeds today's market price. The PEG is 0.89 suggesting that the shares are trading at an excellent value relative to firm's growth rate. The price to sales ratio came in at 0.12. Hence, the firm is extremely cheap relative to its top line sales figures. On average, 1313520 shares of BKS exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 760902. These factors combined make this company a prime takeover candidate. Lookout for any takeover chatter or takeover news regarding this stock as one of the bigger players may have an eye on this one.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (Barnes & Noble) is a bookseller.