Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $12.25.

Several analysts recently commented on BBW shares. Dougherty & Co increased their price objective on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from $13.50 to $14.50 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 1st.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) traded up 4.31% on Monday, hitting $10.90. 8,402 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $10.73 and a 200-day moving average price of $10.85. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 52 week low of $8.05 and a 52 week high of $15.85. The stock has a market capitalization of $170.08 million, a P/E ratio of 279.49 and a beta of -0.11.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. The specialty retailer reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.13. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a net margin of 0.17% and a return on equity of 5.28%. The company had revenue of $90.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $87.48 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.22 EPS. Build-A-Bear Workshop’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post $0.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. bought 39,204 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 23rd. The shares were acquired at an average price of $10.76 per share, for a total transaction of $421,835.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders have acquired a total of 142,197 shares of company stock worth $1,515,178 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 17.50% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the fourth quarter valued at $2,393,000. State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 5.2% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 203,083 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $2,794,000 after buying an additional 10,000 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,331,738 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $18,312,000 after buying an additional 23,009 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA boosted its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 5.0% in the fourth quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 18,484 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $254,000 after buying an additional 872 shares during the period. Finally, Two Sigma Investments LP acquired a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the fourth quarter valued at $164,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 71.55% 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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