Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) – Research analysts at Craig Hallum cut their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. Craig Hallum analyst A. Fuhrman now anticipates that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $0.09 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.17. Craig Hallum also issued estimates for Build-A-Bear Workshop’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.34 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $0.51 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.17 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.37 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $0.59 EPS.

A number of other research firms have also weighed in on BBW. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Dougherty & Co dropped their price objective on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from $14.50 to $13.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Build-A-Bear Workshop has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.00.

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Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) opened at 9.65 on Thursday. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 52 week low of $8.05 and a 52 week high of $15.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $150.80 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.47 and a beta of -0.13. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $10.35 and a 200 day moving average of $10.17.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.15) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.20) by $0.05. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a net margin of 0.94% and a return on equity of 7.25%. The firm had revenue of $77.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $78.58 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.28) EPS. The company’s revenue was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Point72 Asset Management L.P. purchased a new position in Build-A-Bear Workshop during the first quarter worth $20,722,000. Pacifica Capital Investments LLC purchased a new position in Build-A-Bear Workshop during the first quarter worth $2,412,000. Signia Capital Management LLC raised its position in 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 worth $4,359,000 after buying an additional 196,131 shares during the last quarter. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC raised its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 66.4% in the first quarter. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC now owns 405,925 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,592,000 after buying an additional 162,024 shares during the last quarter. Finally, North Star Investment Management Corp. raised its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 63.0% in the first quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. now owns 232,850 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $2,061,000 after buying an additional 90,000 shares during the last quarter. 71.00% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In other news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. purchased 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 24th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $10.70 per share, with a total value of $107,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders have purchased 142,197 shares of company stock worth $1,515,178 over the last three months. 17.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW)

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