Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD)‘s stock had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at BMO Capital Markets in a research note issued on Thursday. They presently have a $130.00 price target on the restaurant operator’s stock, down from their previous price target of $150.00. BMO Capital Markets’ target price suggests a potential upside of 19.21% from the stock’s previous close.

BWLD has been the topic of several other reports. UBS AG raised Buffalo Wild Wings to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Maxim Group raised Buffalo Wild Wings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $175.00 to $180.00 in a research note on Friday, May 19th. TheStreet cut Buffalo Wild Wings from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Telsey Advisory Group raised their target price on Buffalo Wild Wings from $162.00 to $175.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Finally, Wedbush cut Buffalo Wild Wings from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $150.00 to $155.00 in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Buffalo Wild Wings currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $141.78.

Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) traded down 11.09% during trading on Thursday, reaching $109.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,399,190 shares. The stock has a market cap of $1.76 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.61 and a beta of 0.88. Buffalo Wild Wings has a 52-week low of $106.65 and a 52-week high of $175.10. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $128.64 and a 200-day moving average of $147.21.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The restaurant operator reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.35. The business had revenue of $500 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $512.68 million. Buffalo Wild Wings had a return on equity of 16.55% and a net margin of 4.14%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.27 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Buffalo Wild Wings will post $5.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in BWLD. Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS raised its position in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 0.6% in the first quarter. Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS now owns 38,990 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $5,956,000 after buying an additional 240 shares during the last quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board bought a new stake in Buffalo Wild Wings during the first quarter worth approximately $1,833,000. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 1.6% in the first quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 6,423 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $981,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Greenwich Wealth Management LLC increased its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 1.1% in the first quarter. Greenwich Wealth Management LLC now owns 7,429 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $1,135,000 after buying an additional 82 shares during the period. Finally, First Midwest Bank Trust Division increased its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 11.7% in the first quarter. First Midwest Bank Trust Division now owns 8,108 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $1,238,000 after buying an additional 847 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 90.69% of the company’s stock.

About Buffalo Wild Wings

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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