Media coverage about Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Buffalo Wild Wings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.1895152875831 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

BWLD has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $145.00 target price (down previously from $160.00) on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Cowen restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $110.00 target price on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Buffalo Wild Wings from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. They issued a “hold” rating and a $115.00 target price on the stock. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $130.00 target price on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-three have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Buffalo Wild Wings currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $144.67.

Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) opened at $156.75 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $2,430.00, a PE ratio of 40.82, a P/E/G ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.90. Buffalo Wild Wings has a 12 month low of $95.00 and a 12 month high of $165.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a current ratio of 0.70.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The restaurant operator reported $1.36 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.57. Buffalo Wild Wings had a net margin of 3.17% and a return on equity of 21.39%. The firm had revenue of $496.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $500.97 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.23 earnings per share. Buffalo Wild Wings’s quarterly revenue was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Buffalo Wild Wings will post 4.99 EPS for the current year.

In other Buffalo Wild Wings news, Director Marcato Capital Management Lp sold 200,094 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $155.54, for a total value of $31,122,620.76. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director International Master F. Marcato sold 987,284 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $155.57, for a total transaction of $153,591,771.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.19% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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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