Stephens reaffirmed their equal weight rating on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) in a research report released on Wednesday. The firm currently has a $145.00 price objective on the restaurant operator’s stock.

Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on BWLD. BTIG Research reissued a neutral rating on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Monday, April 17th. Maxim Group reissued a hold rating and set a $170.00 price objective (up previously from $145.00) on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Thursday, April 20th. UBS AG lifted their price objective on Buffalo Wild Wings from $170.00 to $185.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Friday, April 21st. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a market perform rating and set a $145.00 price objective (up previously from $134.50) on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Saturday, April 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Buffalo Wild Wings from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, April 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $141.78.

Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) opened at 108.475 on Wednesday. Buffalo Wild Wings has a 12 month low of $106.65 and a 12 month high of $175.10. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $127.57 and its 200 day moving average price is $146.90. The company has a market capitalization of $1.68 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.476 and a beta of 0.88.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The restaurant operator reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.35. The business had revenue of $500 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $512.68 million. Buffalo Wild Wings had a net margin of 3.39% and a return on equity of 17.14%. Buffalo Wild Wings’s quarterly revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.27 EPS. Analysts expect that Buffalo Wild Wings will post $4.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Tyers Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 6.3% in the first quarter. Tyers Asset Management LLC now owns 748 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 44 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its position in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 10.9% in the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 765 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 75 shares in the last quarter. FNY Managed Accounts LLC acquired a new position in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings during the first quarter worth about $130,000. Flinton Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 6.3% in the first quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 952 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $146,000 after buying an additional 56 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Neuburgh Advisers LLC increased its position in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 6.3% in the first quarter. Neuburgh Advisers LLC now owns 1,156 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $177,000 after buying an additional 68 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 90.69% of the company’s stock.

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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