Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW) Stock Price

News stories about Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Build-A-Bear Workshop earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.8696299579708 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW) opened at $8.40 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $131.32, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.90 and a beta of -0.17. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a one year low of $7.25 and a one year high of $15.85.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The specialty retailer reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $82.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $85.61 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a net margin of 0.83% and a return on equity of 6.33%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.11 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post 0.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Build-A-Bear Workshop announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Monday, August 21st that authorizes the company to repurchase $20.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the specialty retailer to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on BBW. Zacks Investment Research cut Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Jefferies Group began coverage on Build-A-Bear Workshop in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $12.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Dougherty & Co cut Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.67.

In related news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. bought 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $8.43 per share, for a total transaction of $84,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Braden Michael Leonard sold 27,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.21, for a total value of $248,670.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 142,043 shares in the company, valued at $1,308,216.03. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders acquired 40,300 shares of company stock worth $320,408 and sold 177,000 shares worth $1,599,746. Company insiders own 17.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Build-A-Bear Workshop

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc is primarily a specialty retailer offering a make your own stuffed animal interactive retail-entertainment experience. The Company’s segments include direct-to-consumer (DTC), international franchising and commercial. The DTC segment includes the activities of Company-owned stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark, and other retail delivery operations, including its e-commerce sites and temporary stores.

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