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Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 21, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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Prepared Remarks:


[Operator instructions] Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Good day and welcome to this Barnes & Noble fiscal 2018 year-end earnings conference call. Today’s call is being recorded. At this time, for opening remarks and introductions, I would like to turn the call over to Vice President of Investor Relations Mr. Andy Milevoj. Please go ahead, sir.

Andy Milevoj — Vice President, Investor Relations

Good morning and thank you for joining us on our fiscal 2018 fourth-quarter and year-end earnings conference call. With us today are Demos Parneros, Allen Lindstrom, and other members of our senior management team. Before we begin, I’d like to remind you that this call is covered by the safe harbor disclaimer contained in our press release and public documents and is the property of Barnes & Noble. It is not for rebroadcast or use by any other party without the prior written consent of Barnes & Noble.

Best Oil Stocks To Buy For 2021: Diana Shipping inc.(DSX)

Diana Shipping Inc. provides shipping transportation services. The company transports a range of dry bulk cargoes, including commodities, such as iron ore, coal, grain, and other materials in shipping routes through its ownership of dry bulk vessels worldwide. As of May 11, 2016, it operated a fleet of 46 dry bulk vessels comprising 2 Newcastlemax, 14 Capesize, 3 Post-Panamax, 4 Kamsarmax, and 23 Panamax vessels. The company was formerly known as Diana Shipping Investments Corp. and changed its name to Diana Shipping Inc. in February 2005. Diana Shipping Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Athens, Greece.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Over the past year, dry bulk vessel owner Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) has seen its stock fall around 3%. Meanwhile, shipping peer DryShips Inc.’s (NASDAQ:DRYS) stock has rocketed higher, more than doubling in price over the span. There are good reasons for that advance, but it doesn’t make DryShips the better investment option. Here’s why Diana Shipping is the better company if you are interested in the volatile shipping space.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Oil Stocks To Buy For 2021: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Macatawa Bank Corporation operates as the holding company for Macatawa Bank that provides various commercial and personal banking services. It offers various deposit products, which comprise checking accounts, savings accounts, time deposits, transaction accounts, savings and time certificates, non-interest bearing and interest bearing demand deposits, and money market accounts. The company?s loan portfolio comprises commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate loans, construction and development loans, and multi-family and other non-residential real estate loans; residential mortgage loans; and consumer loans, including automobile loans, home equity lines of credit, installment loans, home improvement loans, deposit account loans, and other loans for household and personal purposes. It also provides cash management services, safe deposit boxes, travelers checks, money orders, and trust services; ATMs, Internet banking, telephone banking, and debit cards; and b rokerage services, including discount brokerage, personal financial planning, and consultation regarding mutual funds. In addition, the company offers personal trust services, such as financial planning, investment management services, trust and estate administration, and custodial services; and retirement plan services, including provision of various qualified retirement plans, such as profit sharing, 401(k)s, and pension plans. It operated a network of 26 branches and a lending and operation service facility in Kent, Ottawa, and northern Allegan counties of Michigan. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Holland, Michigan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Associated Banc (NYSE:ASB) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

Best Oil Stocks To Buy For 2021: Discover Financial Services(DFS)

Discover Financial Services, a bank holding company, offers direct banking and payment services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover card-branded credit cards to individuals and small businesses that are accepted on the Discover Network. This segment also provides other consumer banking products and services, including personal loans, student loans, and prepaid cards, as well as other consumer lending and deposit products, such as certificates of deposit, money market accounts, online savings accounts, and individual retirement account. The Payment Services segment operates the PULSE network, an automated teller machine, debit, and electronic funds transfer network; the Diners Club International network, a global payments network; and third-party issuing business, which includes credit, debit, and prepaid cards issued on the Discover Network by third parties. The company was found ed in 1986 and is based in Riverwoods, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Generally speaking, when a retailer decides not to accept a certain type of credit card because of high interchange fees, American Express (NYSE:AXP) or Discover (NYSE:DFS) are the most likely to go. However, in a surprise move, some Kroger-owned (NYSE:KR) stores are no longer accepting Visa (NYSE:V) for that exact reason.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP]

    In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Motley Fool contributor Matt Frankel look over the biggest news in the sector this week. Grocery giant Kroger (NYSE:KR) put some pressure on Visa (NYSE:V) to lower its fees in much the same way that so many retailers used to refuse AmEx (NYSE:AXP) cards. What does this mean for the future of fintech companies like Visa, Discover (NYSE:DFS), and MasterCard (NYSE:MA)? Green Dot (NYSE:GDOT) and Square (NYSE:SQ) reported earnings, and the market seems to be missing the bright long-term future for both. MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) saw new highs as its changing business model delivers even more potential. And, as always, the hosts share some stocks on their radar.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The credit card industry has come a long way over the long run, and both Mastercard (NYSE:MA) and Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) have survived to become major players in the payments space. Mastercard’s payment network spans the globe, with billions of cards issued and the company participating fully in international growth. Discover has a more limited audience, but it also profits from the interest and fees it collects by offering its own cards — even though that also introduces an additional risk to its business model.