Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (NYSE:BBW) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their FY2017 EPS estimates for shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a report issued on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst S. Wissink now expects that the specialty retailer will post earnings per share of $0.54 for the year, down from their prior forecast of $0.56. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Build-A-Bear Workshop’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.37 EPS.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The specialty retailer reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by ($0.01). Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 6.33% and a net margin of 0.83%. The firm had revenue of $82.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $85.61 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.11 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis.

BBW has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Dougherty & Co lowered Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.67.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE BBW) opened at $8.25 on Friday. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 52 week low of $7.25 and a 52 week high of $13.50. The company has a market capitalization of $131.32, a price-to-earnings ratio of 43.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.90 and a beta of -0.17.

In other news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. acquired 10,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were bought at an average price of $7.36 per share, with a total value of $75,808.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. In the last ninety days, insiders have acquired 424,149 shares of company stock worth $3,829,450. Corporate insiders own 17.50% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of BBW. Point72 Asset Management L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 2.1% during the third quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 2,534,676 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $23,192,000 after buying an additional 51,000 shares during the period. PEAK6 Investments L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the third quarter worth about $134,000. Trexquant Investment LP boosted its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 72.5% during the third quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 25,366 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $232,000 after buying an additional 10,662 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the third quarter worth about $291,000. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 980.8% during the third quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 151,306 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,384,000 after buying an additional 137,306 shares during the period. 70.60% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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.

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