Media stories about Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Buffalo Wild Wings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.1895152875831 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ BWLD) opened at $156.75 on Friday. Buffalo Wild Wings has a 12 month low of $95.00 and a 12 month high of $165.70. The stock has a market cap of $2,430.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.82, a PEG ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a current ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60.
Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The restaurant operator reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.57. Buffalo Wild Wings had a net margin of 3.17% and a return on equity of 21.39%. The company had revenue of $496.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $500.97 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.23 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Buffalo Wild Wings will post 4.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several research analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Buffalo Wild Wings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Barclays cut their price target on Buffalo Wild Wings from $144.00 to $128.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Buffalo Wild Wings from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Cowen reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $110.00 price target on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $157.00 price target on Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Buffalo Wild Wings presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $144.67.
In related news, Director International Master F. Marcato sold 987,284 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $155.57, for a total transaction of $153,591,771.88. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director International Master F. Marcato purchased 950,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $156.60 per share, with a total value of $148,770,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.19% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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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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