Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. (NYSE:BBW) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are covering the stock. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $15.00.

BBW has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. TheStreet raised shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 10th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 target price on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a research report on Friday, August 5th.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) opened at 14.35 on Thursday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $11.47 and a 200 day moving average of $12.58. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 52 week low of $10.01 and a 52 week high of $14.74. The company has a market cap of $222.91 million, a P/E ratio of 10.93 and a beta of -0.19.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 27th. The company reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11. The firm had revenue of $83.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $86.55 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a net margin of 5.69% and a return on equity of 11.51%. The company’s revenue was down 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.06 EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post $0.77 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in BBW. 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. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. boosted its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 50.6% in the third quarter. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. now owns 20,990 shares of the company’s stock valued at $217,000 after buying an additional 7,052 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 9.9% in the third quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 28,625 shares of the company’s stock valued at $297,000 after buying an additional 2,571 shares in the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 1.1% in the third quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 28,733 shares of the company’s stock valued at $298,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Finally, KBC Group NV boosted its position in 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 in the last quarter. 66.93% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Build-A-Bear Workshop

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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