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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Barnes & Noble, Microsoft end Nook Media pact, (NYSE: BKS)

Barnes & Noble Inc struck a deal to purchase Microsoft Corp's stake in Nook Media LLC, ending a two-year partnership and clearing the way for the bookseller to spin off its loss-making e-reader and digital content division.Barnes & Noble shares closed down 5.4 percent on the New York Stock Exchange after the company also reported a much-weaker-than-expected quarterly profit, due to lower sales of Nook devices.The company estimated the value of the cash and share deal at about $125 million.Nook, launched in 2009, enjoyed initial success but has ended up costing Barnes & Noble hundreds of millions of dollars as it was unable to keep pace with Inc's Kindle and Apple Inc's iPad.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (Barnes & Noble) is a bookseller. Shares of BKS fell by 5.44% or $-1.21/share to $21.03. In the past year, the shares have traded as low as $13.02 and as high as $24.62. On average, 683047 shares of BKS exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 3995928.