Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) Director Braden Michael Leonard sold 47,619 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.03, for a total transaction of $429,999.57. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 142,043 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,282,648.29. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Braden Michael Leonard also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, September 20th, Braden Michael Leonard sold 22,381 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.02, for a total transaction of $201,876.62.
  • On Monday, September 18th, Braden Michael Leonard sold 80,000 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.99, for a total transaction of $719,200.00.

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (BBW) opened at 9.00 on Wednesday. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. has a 52 week low of $8.05 and a 52 week high of $15.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $140.98 million, a PE ratio of 41.67 and a beta of -0.09. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $9.00 and a 200 day moving average of $9.68.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.15) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.20) by $0.05. The company had revenue of $77.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $78.58 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 7.20% and a net margin of 0.94%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.28) earnings per share. Analysts predict that Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. will post $0.53 earnings per share for the current year.

Build-A-Bear Workshop announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Monday, August 21st that authorizes the company to repurchase $20.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the specialty retailer to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

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Several analysts recently commented on BBW shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Dougherty & Co reduced their price target on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from $14.50 to $13.50 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC initiated coverage on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $12.00 price objective on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $11.67.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of BBW. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 4.8% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 70,023 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $620,000 after buying an additional 3,229 shares during the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop in the first quarter valued at $129,000. KBC Group NV lifted its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 43.0% in the first quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 29,332 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $260,000 after buying an additional 8,814 shares during the last quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop in the first quarter valued at $108,000. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 1.4% in the first quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 36,500 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $323,000 after buying an additional 488 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 68.40% of the company’s stock.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Company Profile

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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