Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 10/27/2017 – 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’ third-quarter 2017 adjusted earnings of $1.36 beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 74.4% and grew 5.4% year over year. Revenues increased 0.5% from the year-ago quarter but missed the consensus mark by 0.7%. The company also raised its 2017 EPS outlook. The promotion shift from half-price traditional wings to boneless BOGOs is expected to improve cost of sales going forward, though it might hamper traffic. Initiatives like menu innovation, enhancing digital capabilities, cost-saving efforts, international growth plans, along with its successful loyalty program and delivery services, bode well. However, shares of the company underperformed its industry year-to-date. Further, wage inflation, commodity cost increases, investment in initiatives along with a soft industry backdrop remain potent headwinds.”
  • 10/27/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Mizuho. They now have a $120.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/26/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its price target raised by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group from $120.00 to $125.00. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • 10/26/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its price target raised by analysts at Maxim Group from $145.00 to $160.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/26/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings was upgraded by analysts at Dougherty & Co from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $150.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/26/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its “in-line” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. They now have a $115.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $110.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 10/26/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from $130.00 to $135.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/26/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $112.00 to $124.00. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 10/26/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings was given a new $115.00 price target on by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 10/26/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings was given a new $120.00 price target on by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 10/26/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its price target raised by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from $120.00 to $125.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 10/26/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from $128.00 to $133.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 10/26/2017 – 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.
  • 10/18/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its price target lowered by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company from $115.00 to $100.00. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • 10/18/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its price target lowered by analysts at Barclays PLC from $144.00 to $128.00. They now have an “overweight” 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.
  • 10/11/2017 – 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.
  • 10/10/2017 – 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.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The restaurant operator reported $1.36 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.57. The firm had revenue of $496.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $500.97 million. Buffalo Wild Wings had a net margin of 3.17% and a return on equity of 21.39%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.23 EPS.

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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