It's been a rough few days for Barnes & Noble. First the rumors of a big announcement around Microsoft's partnership with the Nook were dashed Monday, and then we received at Tuesday morning's painful quarterly report.
Here are a few things that will shape the week ahead on Wall Street: Microsoft will show off Windows 8 tablets; Tesla's hot Model S will reach buyers; Cricket gets the iPhone; Barnes & Noble opens its books; and Bed Bath & Beyond turns back the covers on earnings.
Shares of the Barnes and Noble rose nearly 15% last week, after the bookseller posted healthy growth for its Nook e-reader. But the quarter itself was a mess: The company posted a steep loss, and non-digital sales fell by 11%. If only there were a company with a stronger e-book business that could run an online store profitably...
Netflix's massively controversial rate hike will finally go into effect, and new waves of earnings will wash ashore, including fashion brands, retail outlets, Barnes and Noble, and a curious company whose fortune might well represent the health of the gaming industry.