Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) – Equities research analysts at Dougherty & Co issued their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a note issued to investors on Monday. Dougherty & Co analyst J. Hamblin anticipates that the specialty retailer will post earnings per share of $0.46 for the year. Dougherty & Co has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Dougherty & Co also issued estimates for Build-A-Bear Workshop’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.34 EPS.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The specialty retailer reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by ($0.01). Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 6.38% and a net margin of 0.83%. The firm had revenue of $82.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $85.61 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.11 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This piece of content was first published by Watch List News and is the sole property of of Watch List News. If you are reading this piece of content on another site, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US & international trademark & copyright legislation. The legal version of this piece of content can be viewed at https://www.watchlistnews.com/analysts-set-expectations-for-build-a-bear-workshop-inc-s-fy2017-earnings-bbw/1677681.html.

Other analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Jefferies Group LLC started coverage on Build-A-Bear Workshop in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $12.00 target price for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.67.

Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE BBW) opened at $7.90 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $129.87 million, a PE ratio of 20.25, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.89 and a beta of -0.18.

Build-A-Bear Workshop announced that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Monday, August 21st that authorizes the company to repurchase $20.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the specialty retailer to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

In other Build-A-Bear Workshop news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. bought 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 29th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $9.25 per share, for a total transaction of $138,750.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Braden Michael Leonard sold 27,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.21, for a total value of $248,670.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 142,043 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,308,216.03. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have acquired 61,000 shares of company stock valued at $537,110 and have sold 177,000 shares valued at $1,599,746. 17.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Trexquant Investment LP boosted its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 14,704 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $154,000 after buying an additional 155 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers raised its holdings in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 2.6% in the 2nd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 16,259 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $170,000 after purchasing an additional 415 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 1.4% in the 1st quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 36,500 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $323,000 after purchasing an additional 488 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its holdings in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 15.4% in the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 14,805 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $155,000 after purchasing an additional 1,978 shares during the period. Finally, Strs Ohio raised its holdings in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 6.1% in the 2nd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 39,900 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $416,000 after purchasing an additional 2,300 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 69.44% of the company’s stock.

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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