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He is not expected to ride his flying broomstick into bookstores for 100 more days, but already British boy wizard Harry Potter is whipping up some magic at bookstore chain Barnes & Noble.
Barnes & Noble said a special committee found "numerous" instances of improperly dated stock option grants and that the bookseller would need to make an adjustment decreasing its retained earnings by $22.8 million.
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Bookseller Borders Group, in a significant strategy shift, said on Thursday that it would close nearly half of its Waldenbooks stores, weigh options for its international units, and start selling books through its own Web site.
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Top U.S. book retailer Barnes & Noble on Monday forecast fiscal 2007 earnings well below the average Wall Street estimate, sending its shares down nearly 10%.
There is a big, giant bullseye painted in bright red over the entire retail sector. Private equity firms are sniffing around targets like the Gap (which, according to Women's Wear Daily, may have a bidder in Eddie Lampert), Barnes and Noble, and Home Depot.
Shares of Barnes & Noble rose after Credit Suisse raised its rating on the stock and called the bookstore chain a strong candidate for a leveraged buyout.
How hot is the leveraged buyout (LBO) craze? Credit Suisse just put out a report upgrading bookseller Barnes and Noble. Is business improving? The main reason for the upgrade is that the company is "one of the best-positioned LBO type candidates in our universe." They note the company has consistent cash flow and a cheap valuation.