Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (NYSE:BBW) is set to issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, October 25th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.19 per share for the quarter.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.20) by $0.05. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a negative net margin of 1.99% and a negative return on equity of 5.94%. The business had revenue of $77.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $78.58 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.28) EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect Build-A-Bear Workshop to post $0.53 EPS for the current fiscal year and $0.67 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (BBW) opened at 8.25 on Wednesday. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc has a 52-week low of $8.05 and a 52-week high of $15.85. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $9.05 and a 200-day moving average of $9.73. The company has a market cap of $129.23 million, a P/E ratio of 38.19 and a beta of -0.06.

Build-A-Bear Workshop declared that its board has initiated a share buyback program on Monday, August 21st that authorizes the company to repurchase $20.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the specialty retailer to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

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In other Build-A-Bear Workshop news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. bought 17,000 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 24th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $8.48 per share, with a total value of $144,160.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Braden Michael Leonard sold 22,381 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.02, for a total transaction of $201,876.62. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have purchased 61,000 shares of company stock valued at $537,110 and have sold 177,000 shares valued at $1,599,746. Company insiders own 17.50% of the company’s stock.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop stock. State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (NYSE:BBW) by 7.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 219,059 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 14,942 shares during the quarter. State Street Corp owned approximately 1.40% of Build-A-Bear Workshop worth $2,288,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Institutional investors own 69.36% of the company’s stock.

BBW has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, September 15th. Dougherty & Co decreased their price target on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from $14.50 to $13.50 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC initiated coverage on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $12.00 price target for the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Build-A-Bear Workshop has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target 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.

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

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