Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) Getting Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows
News coverage about Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) has been trending positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Build-A-Bear Workshop earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 84 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Several brokerages recently weighed in on BBW. Zacks Investment Research cut Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Dougherty & Co upped their price target on Build-A-Bear Workshop from $13.50 to $14.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.20.
Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW) opened at 10.10 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $157.60 million, a PE ratio of 258.97 and a beta of -0.11. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 1-year low of $8.05 and a 1-year high of $15.85. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $10.73 and a 200-day moving average price of $10.85.
Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The specialty retailer reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $90.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $87.48 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 5.28% and a net margin of 0.17%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.22 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post $0.54 earnings per share for the current year.
In related news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. purchased 10,000 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 24th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $10.70 per share, with a total value of $107,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Over the last three months, insiders bought 142,197 shares of company stock valued at $1,515,178. Corporate insiders own 17.50% of the company’s stock.
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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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