Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED) Forms $7.70 Double Bottom; Schweitzer-mauduit International (SWM) Shorts Lowered By 55.13%

Schweitzer-mauduit International Incorporated (NYSE:SWM) had a decrease of 55.13% in short interest. SWM’s SI was 96,700 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 55.13% from 215,500 shares previously. With 152,000 avg volume, 1 days are for Schweitzer-mauduit International Incorporated (NYSE:SWM)’s short sellers to cover SWM’s short positions. The SI to Schweitzer-mauduit International Incorporated’s float is 0.32%. The stock increased 1.94% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $46.77. About 158,744 shares traded. Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) has risen 12.52% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.18% the S&P500.

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED) formed double bottom with $7.01 target or 9.00% below today’s $7.70 share price. Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED) has $361.24M valuation. The stock increased 3.36% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $7.7. About 393,305 shares traded. Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED) has risen 5.18% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.52% the S&P500.

Analysts await Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $0.12 EPS, up 33.33% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.09 per share. BNED’s profit will be $5.63 million for 16.04 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.03 actual EPS reported by Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -88.35% negative EPS growth.

Among 4 analysts covering Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE:BNED), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Barnes & Noble Education has $25 highest and $10.0 lowest target. $12’s average target is 55.84% above currents $7.7 stock price. Barnes & Noble Education had 6 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 31 by Craig Hallum. The stock of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED) has “Strong Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 11 by BWS Financial. Sidoti initiated Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED) on Monday, May 9 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum given on Monday, July 27. As per Wednesday, October 7, the company rating was initiated by Cantor Fitzgerald.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides engineered solutions and advanced materials for various industries worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.44 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Engineered Papers and Advanced Materials & Structures. It has a 18.24 P/E ratio. The Engineered Papers segment produces and sells cigarette papers, reconstituted tobacco leaf, and wrapper and binder products to cigarette and cigar manufacturers; and other non-tobacco commercial and industrial paper products.