Brokerages expect Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) to announce earnings per share (EPS) of $1.54 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Eight analysts have provided estimates for Buffalo Wild Wings’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $1.38 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.65. Buffalo Wild Wings reported earnings per share of $0.87 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 77%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings report on Tuesday, February 6th.

On average, analysts expect that Buffalo Wild Wings will report full-year earnings of $4.93 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.47 to $5.11. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $5.54 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.80 to $6.23. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Buffalo Wild Wings.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The restaurant operator reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.57. Buffalo Wild Wings had a return on equity of 21.39% and a net margin of 3.17%. The business had revenue of $496.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $500.97 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.23 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on BWLD. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price target on Buffalo Wild Wings from $130.00 to $135.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Stephens restated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $145.00 price target on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Buffalo Wild Wings from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Cowen and Company restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $110.00 price target on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price target on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Buffalo Wild Wings presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $134.67.

Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) opened at $145.95 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60. Buffalo Wild Wings has a 52-week low of $95.00 and a 52-week high of $175.10. The company has a market capitalization of $2,260.00, a PE ratio of 32.17, a PEG ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 0.79.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of BWLD. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 3.6% in the 1st quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 48,169 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $7,358,000 after buying an additional 1,695 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 10.9% in the 1st quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 765 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $117,000 after buying an additional 75 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning lifted its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 17.8% in the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 4,968 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $629,000 after buying an additional 750 shares in the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund lifted its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 4.0% in the 2nd quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 6,677 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $846,000 after buying an additional 254 shares in the last quarter. Finally, LS Investment Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 9.1% in the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,577 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $200,000 after buying an additional 131 shares in the last quarter. 87.37% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Buffalo Wild Wings

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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