Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) – Jefferies Group issued their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for Build-A-Bear Workshop in a report released on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst S. Wissink forecasts that the specialty retailer will earn $0.11 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $12.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Build-A-Bear Workshop’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.35 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $0.54 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.23 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at ($0.09) EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.18 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.42 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.74 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.04) EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.96 EPS.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.15) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.20) by $0.05. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a net margin of 0.94% and a return on equity of 7.20%. The company had revenue of $77.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $78.58 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($0.28) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis.

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A number of other brokerages have also issued reports on BBW. Zacks Investment Research lowered Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Dougherty & Co cut their target price on Build-A-Bear Workshop from $14.50 to $13.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Build-A-Bear Workshop has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $11.67.

Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) opened at 8.95 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $140.19 million, a PE ratio of 41.44 and a beta of -0.09. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $9.04 and its 200-day moving average is $9.67. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 12-month low of $8.05 and a 12-month high of $15.85.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Strs Ohio raised its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 6.1% during the 2nd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 39,900 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $416,000 after acquiring an additional 2,300 shares in the last quarter. Signia Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 3.2% during the 2nd quarter. Signia Capital Management LLC now owns 508,291 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,312,000 after acquiring an additional 15,707 shares in the last quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $20,722,000. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 66.4% during the 1st quarter. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC now owns 405,925 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $3,592,000 after acquiring an additional 162,024 shares in the last quarter. Finally, KBC Group NV raised its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 43.0% during the 1st quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 29,332 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $260,000 after acquiring an additional 8,814 shares in the last quarter. 68.40% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Build-A-Bear Workshop news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. bought 17,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 24th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $8.48 per share, with a total value of $144,160.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Over the last ninety days, insiders acquired 61,000 shares of company stock worth $537,110. 17.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Build-A-Bear Workshop announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan on Monday, August 21st that permits the company to buyback $20.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the specialty retailer to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often an indication that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW)

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