ValuEngine lowered shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Friday.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Build-A-Bear Workshop from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, July 31st.

Shares of NYSE:BBW opened at $7.48 on Friday. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 12-month low of $7.26 and a 12-month high of $10.45. The company has a market capitalization of $112.29 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.11, a P/E/G ratio of 1.77 and a beta of -0.46.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 30th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a net margin of 1.47% and a return on equity of 5.90%. The company had revenue of $83.18 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $72.40 million. Equities research analysts predict that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post 0.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Build-A-Bear Workshop news, CAO Eric R. Fencl sold 19,596 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.21, for a total value of $180,479.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 172,858 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,592,022.18. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 8.40% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $110,000. LSV Asset Management acquired a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $131,000. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC acquired a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $171,000. 22NW LP acquired a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $173,000. Finally, NJ State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan acquired a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $181,000. 83.49% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Build-A-Bear Workshop

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc operates as a specialty retailer of plush animals and related products. The company operates through three segments: Direct-to-Consumer, International Franchising, and Commercial. Its merchandise comprises a range of styles of stuffed animals; clothing, shoes, and accessories for the stuffed animals; and other toy and novelty items.

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