Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW) Downgraded by ValuEngine to “Sell”

ValuEngine downgraded shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Saturday.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Build-A-Bear Workshop from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th.

Shares of BBW stock opened at $8.85 on Friday. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 52 week low of $8.65 and a 52 week high of $8.80. The firm has a market capitalization of $140.07 million, a P/E ratio of 16.70 and a beta of -0.33.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The specialty retailer reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.09. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 7.91% and a net margin of 2.21%. The company had revenue of $107.58 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $104.00 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.31 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post 0.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Build-A-Bear Workshop news, COO J. Christopher Hurt sold 4,788 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, April 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.73, for a total value of $46,587.24. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 41,435 shares in the company, valued at $403,162.55. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 8.40% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Perritt Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 4.8% in the fourth quarter. Perritt Capital Management Inc. now owns 125,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,150,000 after purchasing an additional 5,700 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 876,475 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $8,063,000 after purchasing an additional 6,679 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 46.2% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 21,253 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $195,000 after purchasing an additional 6,712 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 8.5% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 107,910 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $993,000 after purchasing an additional 8,416 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC boosted its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC now owns 484,885 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,461,000 after purchasing an additional 10,130 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 75.27% of the company’s stock.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Company Profile

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc operates as a specialty retailer of plush animals and related products. The company operates through three segments: Direct-to-Consumer, International Franchising, and Commercial. Its merchandise comprises a range of styles of stuffed animals; clothing, shoes, and accessories for the stuffed animals; and other toy and novelty items.

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