Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-nine research firms that are currently covering the company. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, fourteen have given a hold recommendation and twelve have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $161.52.

A number of equities analysts have commented on BWLD shares. Vetr lowered Buffalo Wild Wings from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $162.50 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, July 25th. BMO Capital Markets set a $165.00 target price on Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Buffalo Wild Wings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $157.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 4th. Finally, Wedbush restated a “buy” rating and set a $180.00 target price on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research report on Thursday, October 27th.

In other news, CEO Sally J. Smith sold 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $141.43, for a total transaction of $212,145.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 51,243 shares in the company, valued at $7,247,297.49. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, COO James M. Schmidt sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $163.33, for a total value of $816,650.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.19% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc raised its position in Buffalo Wild Wings by 1.5% in the second quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc now owns 1,993 shares of the company’s stock worth $277,000 after buying an additional 30 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc raised its position in Buffalo Wild Wings by 0.6% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 4,921 shares of the company’s stock worth $687,000 after buying an additional 30 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in Buffalo Wild Wings by 3.4% in the third quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,209 shares of the company’s stock worth $170,000 after buying an additional 40 shares during the period. Advisor Group Inc. raised its position in Buffalo Wild Wings by 2.3% in the third quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 1,799 shares of the company’s stock worth $243,000 after buying an additional 40 shares during the period. Finally, Profund Advisors LLC raised its position in Buffalo Wild Wings by 3.2% in the second quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 2,388 shares of the company’s stock worth $332,000 after buying an additional 74 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.89% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) opened at 169.15 on Thursday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $146.97 and its 200-day moving average price is $149.39. Buffalo Wild Wings has a 12 month low of $122.25 and a 12 month high of $172.91. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.43 and a beta of 0.90.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $1.23 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.23. The company had revenue of $494.17 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $502.24 million. Buffalo Wild Wings had a return on equity of 16.25% and a net margin of 5.26%. The business’s revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.00 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Buffalo Wild Wings will post $5.58 earnings per share for the current year.

Buffalo Wild Wings Company Profile

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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