Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. (NYSE:BBW) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the firm. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $15.00.

BBW has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 price target on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, TheStreet lowered Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 18th.

Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) traded up 0.47% on Wednesday, hitting $10.60. The stock had a trading volume of 31,243 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $164.61 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.47 and a beta of 0.40. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 52 week low of $10.01 and a 52 week high of $18.88. The company has a 50-day moving average of $10.93 and a 200 day moving average of $12.69.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported ($0.28) EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of ($0.28). Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 11.53% and a net margin of 5.45%. The company had revenue of $75.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $79.09 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.05) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post $0.83 EPS for the current year.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of BBW. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY bought a new stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the first quarter valued at approximately $147,000. HighTower Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 33.6% in the second quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 13,969 shares of the company’s stock valued at $187,000 after buying an additional 3,514 shares during the period. KBC Group NV increased its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 127.8% in the second quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 27,747 shares of the company’s stock valued at $372,000 after buying an additional 15,568 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 2.5% in the second quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 28,433 shares of the company’s stock valued at $382,000 after buying an additional 686 shares during the period. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada increased its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 4.8% in the first quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 38,370 shares of the company’s stock valued at $498,000 after buying an additional 1,744 shares during the period. 66.52% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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