Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) Receiving Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News coverage about Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) has trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Buffalo Wild Wings earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.5116629862213 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently commented on BWLD shares. Dougherty & Co cut Buffalo Wild Wings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday. Robert W. Baird set a $157.00 price objective on Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Mizuho set a $157.00 price objective on Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Stifel Nicolaus set a $157.00 price target on Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $157.00 price target on Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $144.67.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ BWLD) traded down $0.45 during trading on Friday, reaching $155.50. The company had a trading volume of 3,156,235 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,122,371. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a current ratio of 0.70. Buffalo Wild Wings has a 12-month low of $95.00 and a 12-month high of $175.10. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,421.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.88.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The restaurant operator reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.57. Buffalo Wild Wings had a return on equity of 21.39% and a net margin of 3.17%. The company had revenue of $496.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $500.97 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.23 earnings per share. Buffalo Wild Wings’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Buffalo Wild Wings will post 4.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Marcato Capital Management Lp sold 200,094 shares of Buffalo Wild Wings stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.54, for a total transaction of $31,122,620.76. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director International Master F. Marcato sold 987,284 shares of Buffalo Wild Wings stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.57, for a total value of $153,591,771.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.19% of the company’s stock.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Company Profile

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc is the owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants. As of December 25, 2016, the Company’s made-to-order menu items included 16 sauces and five seasonings, ranging from Sweet BBQ to Blazin. The Company’s restaurants offer 20 to 40 domestic and imported beers on tap, including craft brews, and a selection of bottled beers, wines and liquor.

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