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NEW YORK (
Bed Bath & Beyond(BBBY - Get Report) was the best-performing stock in the
S&P 500 Thursday morning.
The S&P was down 1.55 points, or 0.11%, to 1,397.41.
Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond rose 7.17% to $70.98. The retailer's fiscal fourth-quarter earnings beat
Bed Bath & Beyond reported earnings of $351 million, or $1.48 a share, up from year-earlier earnings of $283.5 million, or $1.12 a share. Analysts were anticipating profit of $1.33 a share..
Bed Bath & Beyond has an estimated price-to-earnings ratio for next year of 13.91 times; the average for specialty retailers is 16.43. For comparison,
Mattress Firm Holdings(MFRM) have higher forward P/Es of 14.01 and 28.62, respectively.
Sixteen of the 29 analysts who cover Bed Bath & Beyond rated it buy. Twelve analysts gave the stock a hold rating and one rated it sell.
TheStreet Ratings gives Bed Bath & Beyond an A grade with a buy rating and a
$81.80 price target. The stock has risen 22.43% year to date.