Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The specialty retailer reported ($0.15) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.20) by $0.05, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $77.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $78.58 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 5.28% and a net margin of 0.17%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.28) earnings per share.

Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW) traded up 2.07% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $9.85. The company had a trading volume of 29,452 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $153.70 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 252.56 and a beta of -0.11. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 12-month low of $8.05 and a 12-month high of $15.85. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $10.46 and its 200 day moving average price is $10.30.

In other Build-A-Bear Workshop news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. acquired 36,196 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 15th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $10.65 per share, with a total value of $385,487.40. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Over the last ninety days, insiders purchased 142,197 shares of company stock valued at $1,515,178. 17.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BBW. Point72 Asset Management L.P. purchased a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the first quarter valued at approximately $20,722,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,331,738 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $18,312,000 after buying an additional 23,009 shares during the last quarter. Cannell Capital LLC increased its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 3.5% in the first quarter. Cannell Capital LLC now owns 793,261 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $7,020,000 after buying an additional 26,533 shares during the last quarter. potrero capital research llc increased its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 9.8% in the first quarter. potrero capital research llc now owns 495,835 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $4,388,000 after buying an additional 44,164 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Signia Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 66.2% in the first quarter. Signia Capital Management LLC now owns 492,584 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $4,359,000 after buying an additional 196,131 shares during the last quarter. 71.38% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on BBW shares. Dougherty & Co boosted their price target on Build-A-Bear Workshop from $13.50 to $14.50 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.20.

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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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