Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-nine research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, twenty-three have given a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $144.40.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on BWLD. Dougherty & Co downgraded shares of Buffalo Wild Wings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Robert W. Baird set a $157.00 price target on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th. Mizuho set a $157.00 price target on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $157.00 price target on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $157.00 price target on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th.

Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) opened at $155.85 on Thursday. Buffalo Wild Wings has a 1-year low of $95.00 and a 1-year high of $175.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60, a current ratio of 0.70 and a quick ratio of 0.61. The company has a market cap of $2,414.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.91, a PEG ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.90.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The restaurant operator reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate 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 firm had revenue of $496.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $500.97 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.23 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Buffalo Wild Wings will post 4.98 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Buffalo Wild Wings news, Director International Master F. Marcato sold 987,284 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $155.57, for a total transaction of $153,591,771.88. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Marcato Capital Management Lp sold 200,094 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $155.54, for a total transaction of $31,122,620.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.19% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. 3G Capital Partners LP bought a new position in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in the third quarter worth about $30,290,000. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 13.3% in the third quarter. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. now owns 3,939 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $416,000 after purchasing an additional 463 shares during the last quarter. Prospector Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 8.8% in the third quarter. Prospector Partners LLC now owns 78,420 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $8,289,000 after purchasing an additional 6,310 shares during the last quarter. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC grew its holdings in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 4.2% in the third quarter. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC now owns 106,500 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $11,257,000 after purchasing an additional 4,282 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Envestnet Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 23.1% in the third quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 35,966 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $3,802,000 after purchasing an additional 6,749 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.51% of the company’s stock.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Company Profile

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.

Analyst Recommendations for Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD)

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