Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group issued their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for Build-A-Bear Workshop in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst S. Wissink expects that the specialty retailer will earn $0.11 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating and a $12.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Build-A-Bear Workshop’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.35 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $0.54 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.23 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at ($0.09) EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.18 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.42 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.74 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.04) EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.96 EPS.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.20) by $0.05. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a net margin of 0.94% and a return on equity of 7.20%. The business had revenue of $77.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $78.58 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.28) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis.

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Several other research firms have also recently issued reports on BBW. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Dougherty & Co lowered their target price on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from $14.50 to $13.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Build-A-Bear Workshop currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $12.00.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) opened at 8.95 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $9.06 and its 200 day moving average is $9.67. The firm has a market capitalization of $140.19 million, a P/E ratio of 41.44 and a beta of -0.09. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 12 month low of $8.05 and a 12 month high of $15.85.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Point72 Asset Management L.P. purchased a new position in Build-A-Bear Workshop in the 1st quarter worth $20,722,000. Signia Capital Management LLC raised its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 66.2% in the 1st quarter. Signia Capital Management LLC now owns 492,584 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,359,000 after purchasing an additional 196,131 shares during the period. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC raised its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 66.4% in the 1st quarter. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC now owns 405,925 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,592,000 after purchasing an additional 162,024 shares during the period. Tahithromos L.L.C. purchased a new position in Build-A-Bear Workshop in the 1st quarter worth $729,000. Finally, Pacifica Capital Investments LLC raised its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 20.3% in the 2nd quarter. Pacifica Capital Investments LLC now owns 327,789 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,425,000 after purchasing an additional 55,299 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 68.40% of the company’s stock.

In related news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. acquired 19,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 28th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $8.90 per share, for a total transaction of $169,100.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. In the last 90 days, insiders have bought 61,000 shares of company stock worth $537,110. Corporate insiders own 17.50% of the company’s stock.

Build-A-Bear Workshop declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program on Monday, August 21st that allows the company to repurchase $20.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the specialty retailer to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Company Profile

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW)

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