Book Stock Watch: Noble Rumors

By Jason Boog Comment

barnes-noble-logo.jpgRumors that Barnes & Noble will sell a digital reader alongside Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader dominated bookselling headlines this week. Since the bookseller purchased e-book retailer Fictionwise, this hypothetical e-reader could sell plenty of e-books.

GalleyCat has been tracking the stock performance of the major companies that influence the bookselling business. We created this chart with eight publicly-traded publishing stocks hand-picked by GalleyCat readers–including company name, symbol, current stock price, and price increase or decrease at week’s close.

The McGraw-Hill Co. MHP 24.6 1.18
Books-A-Million, Inc. BAMM 4.64 0.1
Borders Group, Inc. BGP 1.16 0.14, Inc. AMZN 79.77 2.79
Barnes & Noble, Inc. BKS 23.13 0.68
Wiley John & Sons Inc. JW.A 33.24 1.29
Scholastic Corporation SCHL 17.96 1.31
News Corporation NWS 8.73 0.5