Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) traded down 4% on Friday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $8.05 and last traded at $9.73, with a volume of 594,378 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $9.35.

The company reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.40. The business earned $110.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $126.20 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 11.51% and a net margin of 5.69%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.62 EPS.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the stock. Craig Hallum set a $15.00 price objective on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Dougherty & Co cut their price objective on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from $20.00 to $13.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday. Piper Jaffray Companies lowered shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $18.00 to $10.50 in a research report on Friday. TheStreet raised shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.40.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Diker Management LLC raised its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 59.7% in the third quarter. Diker Management LLC now owns 104,929 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,087,000 after buying an additional 39,243 shares during the period. Hodges Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 59.3% in the fourth quarter. Hodges Capital Management Inc. now owns 200,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,760,000 after buying an additional 74,700 shares during the period. Cannell Capital LLC raised its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 4.7% in the third quarter. Cannell Capital LLC now owns 609,415 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,314,000 after buying an additional 27,089 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 75.6% in the third quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 83,309 shares of the company’s stock valued at $863,000 after buying an additional 35,860 shares during the period. Finally, Signia Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 53.9% in the fourth quarter. Signia Capital Management LLC now owns 296,453 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,076,000 after buying an additional 103,846 shares during the period. 68.47% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

The stock has a market cap of $148.35 million, a PE ratio of 7.27 and a beta of -0.11. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $12.46 and a 200-day moving average of $12.50.

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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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