News stories about Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Buffalo Wild Wings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.8715799822592 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) traded down 0.27% during trading on Friday, hitting $111.85. The stock had a trading volume of 251,090 shares. Buffalo Wild Wings has a 1-year low of $105.10 and a 1-year high of $175.10. The company has a market cap of $1.73 billion, a PE ratio of 28.33 and a beta of 0.86. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $120.04 and its 200 day moving average is $144.17.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The restaurant operator reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.35. The firm had revenue of $500 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $512.68 million. Buffalo Wild Wings had a return on equity of 17.14% and a net margin of 3.39%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.27 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that Buffalo Wild Wings will post $4.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on BWLD shares. Deutsche Bank AG set a $180.00 price target on Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, May 28th. KeyCorp cut their price target on Buffalo Wild Wings from $180.00 to $170.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. UBS AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $175.00 price target on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Stephens reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $145.00 price target on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Maxim Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $170.00 price target (up previously from $145.00) on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Thursday, April 20th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $141.78.

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In related news, Director International Master F. Marcato acquired 9,100 shares of Buffalo Wild Wings stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $109.71 per share, with a total value of $998,361.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 1.19% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

About Buffalo Wild Wings

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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