barnes and noble proxy fight

Barnes & Noble's Earnings Rise, but Profits Fall

It has been a tumultuous year for Barnes & Noble, the country's largest bookseller, and its quarterly earnings report reflects that. Total sales for the quarter were $1.9 billion, a bit less of a gain than analysts had predicted, while earnings were a net loss of $12.6 million, also worse than expected.

B&N's Proxy Fight Grows Even More Divisive

The 33% of independent shareholders are relying on proxy advisory firms to recommend which slate of directors to vote for. But those firms are as split as the main adversaries, B&N Chairman Len Riggio and dissident shareholder Ron Burkle.

Barnes & Noble Stock Gets Downgraded as Proxy Battle Looms

With less than two weeks to go in the bitter proxy contest between Barnes & Noble founder Leonard Riggio and billionaire Ron Burkle, one key analyst has changed his outlook on the company's stock for the worse and a leading proxy advisory firm has sided with the Riggio camp.