Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) was downgraded by stock analysts at UBS AG from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Monday, www.briefing.com reports. They currently have a $148.00 price objective on the restaurant operator’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $140.00. UBS AG’s price target points to a potential upside of 1.47% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other research analysts have also issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank AG lowered Buffalo Wild Wings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $140.90 to $135.00 in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Morgan Stanley restated a “hold” rating and set a $124.00 price objective on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Wedbush restated a “hold” rating and set a $130.00 price objective on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $160.00 price objective on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company boosted their price objective on Buffalo Wild Wings from $110.00 to $150.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Buffalo Wild Wings currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $135.05.

Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) opened at $145.85 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $2,262.43, a P/E ratio of 33.68, a PEG ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60, a current ratio of 0.70 and a quick ratio of 0.61. Buffalo Wild Wings has a 12-month low of $95.00 and a 12-month high of $175.10.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The restaurant operator reported $1.36 earnings per share (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 business had revenue of $496.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $500.97 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.23 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Buffalo Wild Wings will post 4.97 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio raised its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 10.1% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 842 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $107,000 after acquiring an additional 77 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new stake in Buffalo Wild Wings during the 3rd quarter valued at $148,000. Riverhead Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 95.6% during the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 1,565 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $198,000 after acquiring an additional 765 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 9.1% during the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,577 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $200,000 after acquiring an additional 131 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Flinton Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 73.5% in the 2nd quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 1,652 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $209,000 after buying an additional 700 shares in the last quarter. 87.37% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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