Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (NYSE:BBW) – Equities researchers at Dougherty & Co increased their FY2018 earnings estimates for Build-A-Bear Workshop in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. Dougherty & Co analyst J. Hamblin now anticipates that the specialty retailer will post earnings per share of $0.53 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $0.51. Dougherty & Co has a “Neutral” rating on the stock.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.67.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE BBW) traded up $0.15 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $8.30. The stock had a trading volume of 301,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 231,387. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 1 year low of $7.25 and a 1 year high of $13.56. The company has a market cap of $132.11, a price-to-earnings ratio of 43.68, a PEG ratio of 0.90 and a beta of -0.17.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The specialty retailer reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by ($0.01). Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 6.33% and a net margin of 0.83%. The business had revenue of $82.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $85.61 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.11 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 980.8% during the 3rd quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 151,306 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,384,000 after purchasing an additional 137,306 shares during the last quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. lifted its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 2.1% during the 3rd quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 2,534,676 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $23,192,000 after buying an additional 51,000 shares in the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $361,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $291,000. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd raised its holdings in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 200.2% in the 2nd quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 36,342 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $380,000 after purchasing an additional 24,235 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 70.60% of the company’s stock.

In other news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. bought 10,000 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $7.70 per share, for a total transaction of $77,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Over the last 90 days, insiders bought 424,149 shares of company stock valued at $3,829,450. 17.50% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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 and Estimates for Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW)

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