A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD):

  • 10/11/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings was given a new $140.00 price target on by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/11/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its price target lowered by analysts at Stephens from $120.00 to $105.00. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 10/11/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.. They now have a $135.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/10/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Buffalo Wild Wings’ shares underperformed the industry year to date. Its earnings and revenues have been mostly missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate in the trailing 11 quarters. Moreover, comps have been under pressure due to the choppy restaurant sales environment. Notably, the menu price increases made by the company might affect traffic trends in the near term, thereby further weighing on traffic. Nevertheless, various innovative initiatives undertaken like menu innovation, promotional and value offerings, roll-out of loyalty program and delivery, enhancement of digital capabilities along with international expansion should aid in sales growth. The move to try small, fast food style stores given consumers inclination toward to-go and in-home dining experiences also bodes well. Still, higher traditional chicken wing prices along with other rising costs are anticipated to keep profits under pressure.”
  • 10/6/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings was given a new $130.00 price target on by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 10/2/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings is now covered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They set a “hold” rating and a $115.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/26/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Buffalo Wild Wings expects to gain from its sales-boosting initiatives like menu innovation, promotional and value offerings, loyalty program, digital enhancements and cost-containment efforts. Focus on take-out and delivery services as well as its entry into international markets is expected to further drive sales. The move to try small, fast food style stores given consumers inclination toward to-go and in-home dining also bodes well. The company’s alliance with beverage chains and major sporting events has been increasing its brand awareness too. Yet, constant earnings and revenue miss in the past few quarters raise concerns. The company’s comps have been under pressure lately due to the choppy restaurant sales environment. Higher traditional chicken wing prices along with other rising costs are likely to keep profits under pressure too. Notably, Buffalo Wild Wings shares have underperformed the industry year to date.”
  • 9/20/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $110.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/19/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group. They now have a $145.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $160.00. They wrote, “We maintain our Buy rating on Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD), though lower our price target to $145, from $160, following a company investor presentation yesterday.””
  • 9/15/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.. They now have a $135.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/8/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush.
  • 9/1/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $110.00 price target on the stock.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ BWLD) opened at 102.20 on Thursday. Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $95.00 and a 12-month high of $175.10. The company has a market capitalization of $1.58 billion, a PE ratio of 25.89 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $103.68 and a 200-day moving average price of $129.31.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The restaurant operator reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.01 by ($0.35). The business had revenue of $500.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $512.68 million. Buffalo Wild Wings had a net margin of 3.39% and a return on equity of 17.14%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.27 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. will post $4.47 EPS for the current year.

In other Buffalo Wild Wings news, Director International Master F. Marcato acquired 9,100 shares of Buffalo Wild Wings stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $109.71 per share, with a total value of $998,361.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Company insiders own 1.19% of the company’s stock.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc is the owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants. As of December 25, 2016, the Company’s made-to-order menu items included 16 sauces and five seasonings, ranging from Sweet BBQ to Blazin. The Company’s restaurants offer 20 to 40 domestic and imported beers on tap, including craft brews, and a selection of bottled beers, wines and liquor.

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