Vetr upgraded shares of Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Monday. The firm currently has $145.00 price target on the stock.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Buffalo Wild Wings from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $157.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 4th. BMO Capital Markets restated a buy rating and set a $165.00 price target on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Monday, June 20th. Guggenheim upgraded Buffalo Wild Wings from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $190.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, June 24th. Robert W. Baird restated an outperform rating on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Thursday, September 8th. Finally, Maxim Group downgraded Buffalo Wild Wings from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $170.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $162.85.

Analyst Recommendations for Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD)

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) opened at 137.435 on Monday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $154.61 and a 200 day moving average of $148.21. Buffalo Wild Wings has a 52-week low of $122.25 and a 52-week high of $193.41. The company has a market capitalization of $2.51 billion, a PE ratio of 25.863 and a beta of 0.93.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 26th. The company reported $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.26 by $0.01. The business earned $490.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $498.86 million. Buffalo Wild Wings had a return on equity of 15.57% and a net margin of 5.19%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 15.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.12 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Buffalo Wild Wings will post $5.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director J Oliver Maggard sold 300 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $169.36, for a total transaction of $50,808.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 3,522 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $596,485.92. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Sally J. Smith sold 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $136.55, for a total value of $204,825.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.19% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc boosted its position in Buffalo Wild Wings by 5.0% in the first quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc now owns 1,963 shares of the company’s stock valued at $291,000 after buying an additional 93 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC boosted its position in Buffalo Wild Wings by 10.6% in the first quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 2,030 shares of the company’s stock valued at $301,000 after buying an additional 194 shares during the last quarter. Virginia Retirement System bought a new position in Buffalo Wild Wings during the first quarter valued at approximately $267,000. Teachers Advisors Inc. boosted its position in Buffalo Wild Wings by 5.9% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors Inc. now owns 31,463 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,660,000 after buying an additional 1,743 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Franklin Resources Inc. boosted its position in Buffalo Wild Wings by 6.4% in the first quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 600,737 shares of the company’s stock valued at $88,983,000 after buying an additional 36,310 shares during the last quarter. 94.76% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc (Buffalo Wild Wings) is an owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants featuring various menu items. The Company’s restaurants feature a bar, which offers a selection of 20 to 30 domestic, imported and craft beers on tap, as well as bottled beers, wine and liquor. The Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants feature various menu items, including its Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings spun in one of its signature sauces from sweet to screamin’ hot, which includes Sweet barbeque (BBQ), Teriyaki, Bourbon Honey Mustard, Mild, Parmesan Garlic, Medium, Honey BBQ, Spicy Garlic, Asian Zing, Caribbean Jerk, Thai Curry, Hot BBQ, Hot, Mango Habanero, Wild and Blazin’, or signature seasonings, Buffalo, Desert Heat, Chipotle BBQ, Lemon Pepper, and Salt & Vinegar.

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