Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.22
News articles about Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. 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 news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.4787532506596 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- NASDAQ:BWLD Shareholder Alert: Investigation of Takeover of Buffalo Wild Wings (sbwire.com)
- Robbins Arroyo LLP: Acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. (BWLD) by Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. May Not Be in … – Business Wire (press release) (businesswire.com)
- Arby’s Buying Buffalo Wild Wings Won’t Be Last Restaurant Deal: P.F. Chang’s CEO (finance.yahoo.com)
- Outgoing Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich: We went private bec… (finance.yahoo.com)
- Outgoing Panera CEO Shaich: We're private because I'm wor… (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) traded up $0.25 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $156.30. The stock had a trading volume of 1,045,858 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,444,224. Buffalo Wild Wings has a 12-month low of $95.00 and a 12-month high of $175.10. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,423.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.04, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a quick ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60.
Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The restaurant operator reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.57. Buffalo Wild Wings had a return on equity of 21.39% and a net margin of 3.17%. The firm had revenue of $496.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $500.97 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.23 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Buffalo Wild Wings will post 4.99 EPS for the current year.
A number of research analysts recently commented on BWLD shares. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $145.00 price target (down previously from $160.00) on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price target on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research report on Friday, September 15th. UBS set a $140.00 price target on Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Dougherty & Co upgraded Buffalo Wild Wings from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Deutsche Bank raised their price target on Buffalo Wild Wings from $130.00 to $135.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Buffalo Wild Wings has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $144.67.
In other news, Director International Master F. Marcato sold 987,284 shares of Buffalo Wild Wings stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.57, for a total transaction of $153,591,771.88. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Marcato Capital Management Lp sold 200,094 shares of Buffalo Wild Wings stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $155.54, for a total value of $31,122,620.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.19% of the company’s stock.
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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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