Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. (NYSE:BBW)’s share price reached a new 52-week low on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $10.03 and last traded at $10.04, with a volume of 22,304 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $10.26.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on BBW shares. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 price target on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a research note on Tuesday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.00.

The company’s 50-day moving average price is $11.71 and its 200 day moving average price is $12.97. The firm has a market cap of $155.76 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.01 and a beta of 0.53.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported ($0.28) earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of ($0.28). The business had revenue of $75.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $79.09 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a net margin of 5.45% and a return on equity of 11.53%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.05) earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. will post $0.83 earnings per share for the current year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY purchased a new position in Build-A-Bear Workshop during the first quarter valued at $147,000. HighTower Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 33.6% in the second quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 13,969 shares of the company’s stock worth $187,000 after buying an additional 3,514 shares during the last quarter. KBC Group NV increased its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 127.8% in the second quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 27,747 shares of the company’s stock worth $372,000 after buying an additional 15,568 shares during the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 2.5% in the second quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 28,433 shares of the company’s stock worth $382,000 after buying an additional 686 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada increased its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 4.8% in the first quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 38,370 shares of the company’s stock worth $498,000 after buying an additional 1,744 shares during the last quarter. 66.52% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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