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Shares of Barnes & Noble Rank the Lowest in Terms of Current Ratio in the Specialty Stores Industry (BKS, BAMM, BBW, SPLS, ODP)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Specialty Stores industry with the lowest current ratios. Current ratio is useful to get an idea of how quickly a company can repay its short-term liabilities with its short-term assets. The higher the current ratio, the more capable the company is of paying its obligations.

Barnes & Noble ranks lowest with a a current ratio of 1.1. Books-A-Million is next with a a current ratio of 1.2. Build-A-Bear Workshop ranks third lowest with a a current ratio of 1.4.

Staples follows with a a current ratio of 1.4, and Office Depot rounds out the bottom five with a a current ratio of 1.5.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Barnes & Noble on February 11th, 2014 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $16.00. Since that recommendation, shares of Barnes & Noble have risen 28.0%. We continue to monitor Barnes & Noble for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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