American Century Companies Inc. grew its position in Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) by 6.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 13,060 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 800 shares during the quarter. American Century Companies Inc. owned approximately 0.08% of Buffalo Wild Wings worth $1,655,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in BWLD. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 80.3% in the 1st quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 9,248 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $1,413,000 after purchasing an additional 4,118 shares in the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its holdings in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 1.6% in the 1st quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 6,423 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $981,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board acquired a new stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in the 1st quarter valued at $1,833,000. Tyers Asset Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 6.3% in the 1st quarter. Tyers Asset Management LLC now owns 748 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $114,000 after purchasing an additional 44 shares in the last quarter. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 31.0% in the 1st quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 16,737 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $2,557,000 after purchasing an additional 3,963 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.21% of the company’s stock.

In other news, Director International Master F. Marcato acquired 9,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $109.71 per share, with a total value of $998,361.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.19% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. UBS AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a $175.00 price objective (down from $185.00) on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a report on Monday, June 12th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a report on Friday. Deutsche Bank AG set a $180.00 price objective on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, May 28th. Mizuho assumed coverage on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a report on Thursday, June 8th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $150.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Barclays PLC reduced their price objective on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings from $165.00 to $144.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $141.67.

Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (BWLD) opened at 107.125 on Friday. Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. has a one year low of $95.00 and a one year high of $175.10. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $106.68 and a 200 day moving average of $135.43. The stock has a market cap of $1.66 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.134 and a beta of 0.86.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The restaurant operator reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by ($0.35). Buffalo Wild Wings had a return on equity of 17.14% and a net margin of 3.39%. The firm had revenue of $500.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $512.68 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.27 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. will post $4.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Buffalo Wild Wings 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.

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

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