Research Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates for Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD)

Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD):

  • 12/1/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings was downgraded by analysts at Dougherty & Co from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 11/29/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings was downgraded by analysts at Guggenheim from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • 11/29/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They now have a $157.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $120.00.
  • 11/29/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings was given a new $157.00 price target on by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 11/29/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings was given a new $157.00 price target on by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 11/28/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings was given a new $157.00 price target on by analysts at Mizuho. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 11/28/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings was given a new $157.00 price target on by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 11/28/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. They now have a $157.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/28/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings was downgraded by analysts at Maxim Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/27/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings was downgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $148.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $140.00.
  • 11/23/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings was downgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $148.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $140.00.
  • 11/17/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $135.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $140.90.
  • 11/14/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a $124.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/14/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG.
  • 11/14/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. They now have a $130.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/14/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/14/2017 – Buffalo Wild Wings had its price target raised by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company from $110.00 to $150.00. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • 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 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 $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 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 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 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 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 was given a new $140.00 price target on by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a “buy” 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 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.
  • 10/18/2017 – 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.
  • 10/18/2017 – 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.
  • 10/11/2017 – 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 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 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.

Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) traded up $0.30 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $155.95. 2,771,800 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 561,985. Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. has a one year low of $95.00 and a one year high of $175.10. The stock has a market cap of $2,410.00, a PE ratio of 35.94, a P/E/G ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a current ratio of 0.70.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The restaurant operator reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.79 by $0.57. Buffalo Wild Wings had a net margin of 3.17% and a return on equity of 21.39%. The company had revenue of $496.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $500.97 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.23 EPS. Buffalo Wild Wings’s revenue was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. will post 4.97 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Buffalo Wild Wings news, Director Marcato Capital Management Lp sold 200,094 shares of Buffalo Wild Wings stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $155.54, for a total value of $31,122,620.76. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director International Master F. Marcato sold 987,284 shares of Buffalo Wild Wings stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.57, for a total transaction of $153,591,771.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.19% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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