Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $12.00.

BBW has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Dougherty & Co lifted their target price on 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.

In related news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 24th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $10.70 per share, with a total value of $107,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Insiders have acquired a total of 142,197 shares of company stock worth $1,515,178 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 17.50% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of BBW. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the first quarter valued at approximately $108,000. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the first quarter valued at approximately $129,000. Two Sigma Investments LP acquired a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $164,000. KBC Group NV increased its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 43.0% in the first quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 29,332 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $260,000 after buying an additional 8,814 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan increased its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 43.2% in the second quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 30,140 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $315,000 after buying an additional 9,090 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 71.38% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) traded up 1.04% during trading on Friday, hitting $9.75. The stock had a trading volume of 39,292 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $10.46 and a 200 day moving average of $10.30. The company has a market capitalization of $152.14 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 250.00 and a beta of -0.11. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 1-year low of $8.05 and a 1-year high of $15.85.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.15) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.20) by $0.05. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 5.28% and a net margin of 0.17%. The business had revenue of $77.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $78.58 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.28) EPS. Build-A-Bear Workshop’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post $0.54 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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