FY2018 EPS Estimates for Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (BBW) Lifted by Dougherty & Co

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (NYSE:BBW) – Research analysts at Dougherty & Co raised their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a report released on Wednesday. Dougherty & Co analyst J. Hamblin now forecasts 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 currently has a “Neutral” rating on the stock.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The specialty retailer reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $82.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $85.61 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a net margin of 0.83% and a return on equity of 6.33%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.11 EPS.

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

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE BBW) opened at $8.25 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $131.32, a PE ratio of 20.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.80 and a beta of -0.17. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a twelve month low of $7.25 and a twelve month high of $13.50.

In related news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. bought 50,000 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock in a transaction on Friday, December 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of $9.70 per share, with a total value of $485,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders have acquired a total of 424,149 shares of company stock valued at $3,829,450 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 17.50% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL bought a new stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 2nd quarter valued at about $129,000. PEAK6 Investments L.P. bought a new stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 3rd quarter valued at about $134,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 15.4% during the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 14,805 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $155,000 after acquiring an additional 1,978 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 16,259 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $170,000 after acquiring an additional 415 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 2nd quarter valued at about $224,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 70.60% of the company’s stock.

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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.

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