Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer issued their Q1 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a report released on Thursday. Oppenheimer analyst B. Bittner forecasts that the restaurant operator will post earnings of $1.55 per share for the quarter. Oppenheimer currently has a “Buy” rating and a $135.00 price target on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Buffalo Wild Wings’ Q2 2018 earnings at $1.03 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.42 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $1.40 EPS.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The restaurant operator reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.57. The firm had revenue of $496.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $500.97 million. Buffalo Wild Wings had a return on equity of 21.39% and a net margin of 3.17%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.23 EPS.

Several other research firms have also recently commented on BWLD. Wells Fargo & Co upped their price target on Buffalo Wild Wings from $110.00 to $150.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Maxim Group cut Buffalo Wild Wings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $160.00 price target for the company. in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Wedbush reiterated an “in-line” rating and issued a $115.00 price objective (up from $110.00) on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research lowered Buffalo Wild Wings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, UBS Group lowered Buffalo Wild Wings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $140.00 to $148.00 in a research note on Monday, November 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $144.67.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ BWLD) opened at $156.75 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60. The company has a market capitalization of $2,432.39, a P/E ratio of 40.82, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 0.90. Buffalo Wild Wings has a twelve month low of $95.00 and a twelve month high of $165.70.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 12.4% in the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 10,391 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $1,317,000 after purchasing an additional 1,143 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 37.9% in the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 131,290 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $16,635,000 after purchasing an additional 36,078 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc lifted its stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 15.1% in the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 12,818 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $1,629,000 after purchasing an additional 1,685 shares during the period. Marshall Wace North America L.P. acquired a new position in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in the 2nd quarter valued at $328,000. Finally, State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lifted its stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 4.0% in the 2nd quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 10,775 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $1,365,000 after purchasing an additional 414 shares during the period. 91.92% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other Buffalo Wild Wings news, Director International Master F. Marcato sold 987,284 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.57, for a total transaction of $153,591,771.88. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director Marcato Capital Management Lp sold 200,094 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was 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. 1.19% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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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