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Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY) is a leading specialty retail business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$31.96 after a previous close of US$31.53. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD31.43 to a high of USD32.99. The latest price was USD31.91 (25 minute delay). Bed Bath-and-Beyond is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Bed Bath-and-Beyond
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Bed Bath-and-Beyond. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BBBY. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Bed Bath-and-Beyond reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$31.71, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Bed Bath-and-Beyond, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Bed Bath-and-Beyond. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Bed Bath-and-Beyond key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Bed Bath-and-Beyond stock a buy or sell?
- Bed Bath-and-Beyond performance over time
- Can I short Bed Bath-and-Beyond shares?
- Is Bed Bath-and-Beyond suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Bed Bath-and-Beyond shares over-valued?
- Bed Bath-and-Beyond's financials
- How volatile are Bed Bath-and-Beyond shares?
- Does Bed Bath-and-Beyond pay a dividend?
- Have Bed Bath-and-Beyond shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Bed Bath-and-Beyond share priceUse our graph to track the performance of BBBY stocks over time.
Bed Bath-and-Beyond shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$7.39 - US$53.9|
|50-day moving average||US$27.0863|
|200-day moving average||US$26.0226|
|Dividend yield||US$0.17 (0.5%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$-5.723|
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Is it a good time to buy Bed Bath-and-Beyond stock?
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Bed Bath-and-Beyond price performance over time
|1 month (2021-05-12)||34.87%|
|3 months (2021-03-12)||5.80%|
|6 months (2020-12-11)||66.46%|
|1 year (2020-06-12)||293.95%|
|2 years (2019-06-12)||161.56%|
|3 years (2018-06-12)||56.50%|
|5 years (2016-06-10)||-26.69%|
Is Bed Bath-and-Beyond under- or over-valued?
Valuing Bed Bath-and-Beyond stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Bed Bath-and-Beyond's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Bed Bath-and-Beyond's PEG ratio
Bed Bath-and-Beyond's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6092. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Bed Bath-and-Beyond's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Bed Bath-and-Beyond's EBITDA
Bed Bath-and-Beyond's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$376.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Bed Bath-and-Beyond's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Bed Bath-and-Beyond financials
|Revenue TTM||US$9.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||0.39%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$3.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.32%|
|Return on equity TTM||-9.91%|
|Market capitalisation||US$3.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Bed Bath-and-Beyond shares
There are currently 33.3 million Bed Bath-and-Beyond shares held short by investors – that's known as Bed Bath-and-Beyond's "short interest". This figure is 1.4% up from 32.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Bed Bath-and-Beyond shares can be evaluated.
Bed Bath-and-Beyond's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Bed Bath-and-Beyond's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Bed Bath-and-Beyond shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Bed Bath-and-Beyond shares traded daily (recently around 4.6 million). Bed Bath-and-Beyond's SIR currently stands at 7.23. In other words for every 100,000 Bed Bath-and-Beyond shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7230 shares are currently held short.
However Bed Bath-and-Beyond's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Bed Bath-and-Beyond shares, or, against the total number of tradable Bed Bath-and-Beyond shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Bed Bath-and-Beyond's short interest could be expressed as 0.31% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Bed Bath-and-Beyond shares in existence, roughly 310 shares are currently held short) or 0.6438% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Bed Bath-and-Beyond shares, roughly 644 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Bed Bath-and-Beyond.
Find out more about how you can short Bed Bath-and-Beyond stock.
Bed Bath-and-Beyond's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Bed Bath-and-Beyond.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Bed Bath-and-Beyond's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 25.71
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Bed Bath-and-Beyond's overall score of 25.71 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 23rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Bed Bath-and-Beyond is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Bed Bath-and-Beyond's environmental score
Environmental score: 8/100
Bed Bath-and-Beyond's environmental score of 8 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Bed Bath-and-Beyond is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Bed Bath-and-Beyond's social score
Social score: 8/100
Bed Bath-and-Beyond's social score of 8 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Bed Bath-and-Beyond is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Bed Bath-and-Beyond's governance score
Governance score: 8/100
Bed Bath-and-Beyond's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Bed Bath-and-Beyond is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Bed Bath-and-Beyond's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Bed Bath-and-Beyond scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Bed Bath-and-Beyond has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||25.71|
|Total ESG percentile||22.76|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||2|
Bed Bath-and-Beyond share dividends
We're not expecting Bed Bath-and-Beyond to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Bed Bath-and-Beyond's shares ever split?
Bed Bath-and-Beyond's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 13 August 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Bed Bath-and-Beyond shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Bed Bath-and-Beyond shares which in turn could have impacted Bed Bath-and-Beyond's share price.
Bed Bath-and-Beyond share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Bed Bath-and-Beyond's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$7.39 up to US$53.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Bed Bath-and-Beyond's is 1.8603. This would suggest that Bed Bath-and-Beyond's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Bed Bath-and-Beyond overview
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail stores. It operates through two segments, North American Retail and Institutional Sales. The company sells a range of domestics merchandise, including bed linens and related items, bath items, and kitchen textiles; and home furnishings, such as kitchen and tabletop items, fine tabletop, basic housewares, general home furnishings, consumables, and various juvenile products. As of February 27, 2021, the company had 1,020 stores, including 834 Bed Bath & Beyond stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada; 132 buybuy BABY stores; and 54 stores under the names Harmon, Harmon Face Values or Face Values. It also offers products through various Websites and applications, such as bedbathandbeyond.com, bedbathandbeyond.ca, harmondiscount.com, facevalues.com, buybuybaby.com, buybuybaby.ca and decorist.com. In addition, it operates Decorist, an online interior design platform that provides personalized home design services. The company was incorporated in 1971 and is headquartered in Union, New Jersey.
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