BidaskClub upgraded shares of Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning.

Other equities analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. UBS Group set a $140.00 target price on Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Maxim Group upped their price objective on Buffalo Wild Wings from $145.00 to $160.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Telsey Advisory Group increased their target price on Buffalo Wild Wings from $120.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock a market perform rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Robert W. Baird set a $157.00 target price on Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $157.00 price target on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Buffalo Wild Wings has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $146.09.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ BWLD) opened at $156.95 on Monday. Buffalo Wild Wings has a 12 month low of $95.00 and a 12 month high of $165.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,430.00, a P/E ratio of 40.87, a PEG ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a quick ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60.

In other news, Director International Master F. Marcato bought 950,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $156.60 per share, for a total transaction of $148,770,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Marcato Capital Management Lp sold 200,094 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.54, for a total transaction of $31,122,620.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.19% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of BWLD. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its holdings in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 10.1% during the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 842 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $107,000 after purchasing an additional 77 shares during the period. Strs Ohio purchased a new stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings during the fourth quarter worth about $109,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings during the third quarter worth about $148,000. Flinton Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 73.5% during the second quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 1,652 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $209,000 after purchasing an additional 700 shares during the period. Finally, Commonwealth Equity Services Inc boosted its holdings in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 54.4% during the third quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc now owns 2,481 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $262,000 after purchasing an additional 874 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 92.32% of the company’s stock.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Company Profile

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc is the owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants. As of December 25, 2016, the Company’s made-to-order menu items included 16 sauces and five seasonings, ranging from Sweet BBQ to Blazin. The Company’s restaurants offer 20 to 40 domestic and imported beers on tap, including craft brews, and a selection of bottled beers, wines and liquor.

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