Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The specialty retailer reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.09, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $107.58 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $104.00 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 6.33% and a net margin of 0.83%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.31 EPS. Build-A-Bear Workshop updated its FY18 guidance to $0.53-0.57 EPS.

Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE BBW) traded up $1.35 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $9.15. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 232,282 shares, compared to its average volume of 147,551. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 12-month low of $7.25 and a 12-month high of $11.90. The firm has a market cap of $125.75, a price-to-earnings ratio of 43.34, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.77 and a beta of -0.30.

A number of research firms recently commented on BBW. Zacks Investment Research cut Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Dougherty & Co cut Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Build-A-Bear Workshop currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.67.

In other Build-A-Bear Workshop news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. purchased 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $8.43 per share, with a total value of $84,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Over the last three months, insiders acquired 428,849 shares of company stock worth $3,884,142. 17.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 15.4% in the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 14,805 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $155,000 after purchasing an additional 1,978 shares in the last quarter. Perritt Capital Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 4.8% in the 4th quarter. Perritt Capital Management Inc. now owns 125,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,150,000 after purchasing an additional 5,700 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 0.8% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 876,475 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $8,063,000 after purchasing an additional 6,679 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 46.2% in the 4th quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 21,253 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $195,000 after purchasing an additional 6,712 shares in the last quarter. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 8.5% in the 4th quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 107,910 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $993,000 after purchasing an additional 8,416 shares in the last quarter. 69.97% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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