Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) Director Braden Michael Leonard sold 22,381 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.02, for a total value of $201,876.62. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Braden Michael Leonard also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, September 18th, Braden Michael Leonard sold 80,000 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.99, for a total value of $719,200.00.

Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE BBW) traded down 0.56% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $8.90. 57,939 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a market capitalization of $139.41 million, a PE ratio of 41.20 and a beta of -0.09. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $9.00 and its 200 day moving average price is $9.68. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. has a 12-month low of $8.05 and a 12-month high of $15.85.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.15) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.20) by $0.05. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 7.20% and a net margin of 0.94%. 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 prior year, the business earned ($0.28) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. will post $0.53 EPS for the current year.

Build-A-Bear Workshop announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase plan on Monday, August 21st that allows the company to repurchase $20.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the specialty retailer to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

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A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Trexquant Investment LP raised its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 14,704 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $154,000 after acquiring an additional 155 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 2.6% in the 2nd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 16,259 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $170,000 after acquiring an additional 415 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 1.4% in the 1st quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 36,500 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $323,000 after acquiring an additional 488 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 15.4% in the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 14,805 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $155,000 after acquiring an additional 1,978 shares during the period. Finally, Strs Ohio raised its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 6.1% in the 2nd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 39,900 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $416,000 after acquiring an additional 2,300 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 68.40% of the company’s stock.

BBW has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded 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 price objective 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. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC initiated coverage on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $12.00 price objective on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $11.67.

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.

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