BidaskClub upgraded shares of Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Monday.

Other analysts have also issued reports about the stock. UBS Group set a $140.00 price objective on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Maxim Group boosted their price objective on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings from $145.00 to $160.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Telsey Advisory Group boosted their price objective on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings from $120.00 to $125.00 and gave the company a market perform rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Robert W. Baird set a $157.00 price objective on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $157.00 price objective on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-three have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $146.09.

Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) opened at $156.95 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $2,430.00, a PE ratio of 40.87, a P/E/G ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.88. Buffalo Wild Wings has a fifty-two week low of $95.00 and a fifty-two week high of $165.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60, a current ratio of 0.70 and a quick ratio of 0.61.

In related news, Director International Master F. Marcato acquired 950,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $156.60 per share, with a total value of $148,770,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director International Master F. Marcato sold 987,284 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.57, for a total value of $153,591,771.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.19% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. 3G Capital Partners LP acquired a new position in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings during the third quarter worth about $30,290,000. Koch Industries Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings during the second quarter worth about $618,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 3.1% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 458,640 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $58,111,000 after buying an additional 13,689 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its position in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 1.5% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 355,668 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $37,594,000 after buying an additional 5,399 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Gotham Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings during the second quarter worth about $5,092,000. 92.32% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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