Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (NYSE:BBW) major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. bought 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $8.78 per share, with a total value of $439,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Point72 Asset Management, L.P. also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, December 12th, Point72 Asset Management, L.P. bought 50,000 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock. The shares were acquired at an average price of $8.66 per share, with a total value of $433,000.00.
  • On Friday, December 8th, Point72 Asset Management, L.P. bought 50,000 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock. The shares were acquired at an average price of $8.70 per share, with a total value of $435,000.00.
  • On Tuesday, November 28th, Point72 Asset Management, L.P. bought 10,000 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock. The shares were acquired at an average price of $8.43 per share, with a total value of $84,300.00.
  • On Friday, November 17th, Point72 Asset Management, L.P. bought 10,000 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock. The shares were acquired at an average price of $8.33 per share, with a total value of $83,300.00.
  • On Wednesday, November 8th, Point72 Asset Management, L.P. bought 10,300 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock. The shares were acquired at an average price of $7.36 per share, with a total value of $75,808.00.
  • On Monday, November 6th, Point72 Asset Management, L.P. bought 10,000 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock. The shares were acquired at an average price of $7.70 per share, with a total value of $77,000.00.

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (NYSE:BBW) opened at $9.15 on Friday. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc has a 1-year low of $7.25 and a 1-year high of $15.45. The firm has a market cap of $145.64, a P/E ratio of 22.87, a P/E/G ratio of 1.00 and a beta of -0.17.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The specialty retailer reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by ($0.01). Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 6.33% and a net margin of 0.83%. The firm had revenue of $82.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $85.61 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.11 earnings per share. Build-A-Bear Workshop’s revenue was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc will post 0.51 EPS for the current year.

Build-A-Bear Workshop declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program on Monday, August 21st that permits the company to repurchase $20.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the specialty retailer to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in BBW. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 1.4% in the 1st quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 36,500 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $323,000 after acquiring an additional 488 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 3.6% in the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 99,140 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $877,000 after acquiring an additional 3,422 shares during the last quarter. Strs Ohio raised its holdings in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 6.1% in the 2nd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 39,900 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $416,000 after acquiring an additional 2,300 shares during the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan grew its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 43.2% in the 2nd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 30,140 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $315,000 after purchasing an additional 9,090 shares during the period. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP grew its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 14,704 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $154,000 after purchasing an additional 155 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 70.60% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Jefferies Group assumed coverage on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $12.00 target price for the company. Finally, Dougherty & Co lowered shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.67.

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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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