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Description: Barnes & Noble Inc.’s shares fell as much as 16% on Thursday after John Malone’s Liberty Media said it’s slashing its holdings in Barnes & Noble to about 1.7% from the 17% stake it held in 2011.

Source: Marketwatch.com

Date: Apr 03, 2014

Link: http://blogs.marketwatch.com/behindthestorefront/2014/04/03/liberty-medias-smaller-stake-in-barnes-noble-may-actually-be-a-good-thing-analysts/

Questions for discussion:

  • Why did the stock price fall dramatically upon the announcement?
  • Why is this announcement considered “good” from some points of view?
  • What is your assessment of the situation?

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