Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (BBW) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (NYSE:BBW) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the five research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $10.50.

A number of equities analysts have commented on BBW shares. Dougherty & Co downgraded shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th.

In other Build-A-Bear Workshop news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. acquired 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 8th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $8.70 per share, with a total value of $435,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. In the last ninety days, insiders acquired 418,849 shares of company stock valued at $3,800,842. 17.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in BBW. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its holdings in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 2.6% during the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 16,259 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $170,000 after acquiring an additional 415 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the second quarter valued at $224,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its holdings in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 102.9% during the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 24,472 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $256,000 after acquiring an additional 12,410 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 6.3% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 177,134 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,850,000 after acquiring an additional 10,472 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 3.8% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 638,580 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $6,673,000 after acquiring an additional 23,600 shares during the period. 69.97% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW) traded down $0.05 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $9.10. 255,887 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 134,007. The firm has a market capitalization of $144.84, a P/E ratio of 18.57, a PEG ratio of 0.89 and a beta of -0.30. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 1 year low of $7.25 and a 1 year high of $11.90.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. The specialty retailer reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $107.58 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $104.00 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a net margin of 2.21% and a return on equity of 7.98%. The firm’s revenue was down 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.31 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post 0.57 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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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