Build-A-Bear Expects Capital Expenditures of $18M and 3 Stocks Dipping to 52-Week Lows
Apollo Group (NASDAQ:APOL): ITT Educational (NYSE:ESI) said, during their earnings call, that they can not predict when new student enrollment growth will resume. Peers, including American Public (NASDAQ:APEI), DeVry (NYSE:DV), and Apollo Group (NASDAQ:APOL) also moved lower during this call. Their shares closed at $19.62, down $0.24 or 1.21% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $19.41 to $58.29.
Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW): The Build-A-Bear Company will open five new stores across various geographies, one will include their new design. Depreciation and amortization is expected to be approximately $21 million. The company expects capital expenditures to be approximately $18 million in fiscal year 2012. This will help to support the update, and repositioning of stores, as well as investment in their infrastructure. Their shares closed at $3.28, down $0.94 or 22.27% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $3.68 to $8.80.
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Best Buy Co. (NYSE:BBY): After the leading firm in the sector, Best Buy Co., warned that their third quarter earnings per share would drop significantly compared with the same period in 2011, electronics retailer Hhgregg (NYSE:HGG) is sinking. Best Buy added that their comparable sales, in the third quarter, would drop by an amount similar to the first and second quarters of this year. Best Buy’s comparative sales fell 5.3% in the first quarter and 3.2% in the second quarter. In mid-morning trading, Best Buy dropped $1.53, or 9.04%, to $15.39, while hhgregg gave back 54c, or 7.45%, to $6.71. Their shares closed at $15.17, down $1.75 or 10.34% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $16.25 to $28.53.
International Rectifier Corporation(NYSE:IRF): International Rectifier Corporation has entered into a four year, senior, unsecured credit facility with a group of lenders led by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, and also includes JP Morgan Chase Bank NA, HSBC Bank USA, National Association and Bank of the West. The facility will enable the Company to borrow up to $100 million on a revolving basis at an interest rate of LIBOR plus 1.25% for working capital, acquisitions, stock repurchases and other general corporate purposes. There is a commitment fee payable of 0.25% annually on undrawn amounts in the facility. Their shares closed at $15.28, up $0.59 or 4.02% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $14.65 to $25.07.