LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) by 9.1% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 1,577 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after buying an additional 131 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Buffalo Wild Wings were worth $200,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board bought a new position in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings during the first quarter worth $1,833,000. Greenwich Wealth Management LLC raised its position in shares of 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 in the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp raised its position in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 15.2% in the first quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 3,749 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $574,000 after buying an additional 495 shares in the last quarter. Alambic Investment Management L.P. bought a new position in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings during the first quarter worth $458,000. Finally, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its position in shares of 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 in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.48% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) traded up 1.11% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $113.80. 71,238 shares of the stock traded hands. Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $105.10 and a 12-month high of $175.10. The stock has a market cap of $1.76 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.82 and a beta of 0.86. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $125.52 and its 200-day moving average price is $146.18.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The restaurant operator reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.35. The firm had revenue of $500 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $512.68 million. Buffalo Wild Wings had a net margin of 3.39% and a return on equity of 17.14%. The company’s revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.27 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. will post $4.54 EPS for the current year.

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A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on BWLD shares. Deutsche Bank AG upgraded shares of Buffalo Wild Wings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $155.00 to $180.00 in a research report on Monday, May 15th. UBS AG upgraded shares of Buffalo Wild Wings to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Finally, Maxim Group upgraded shares of Buffalo Wild Wings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $175.00 to $180.00 in a research report on Friday, May 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $141.78.

In other news, Director International Master F. Marcato purchased 9,100 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $109.71 per share, with a total value of $998,361.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.19% of the company’s stock.

Buffalo Wild Wings Company Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD)

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