Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twenty-eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $134.40.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on BWLD. Wells Fargo & Company lifted their price target on Buffalo Wild Wings from $110.00 to $150.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday. UBS AG reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research report on Tuesday. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $160.00 price target on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research report on Tuesday. Morgan Stanley restated a “hold” rating and set a $124.00 target price on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, Barclays PLC reduced their target price on Buffalo Wild Wings from $165.00 to $144.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 27th.

Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) traded down $1.10 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $144.25. The stock had a trading volume of 839,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 521,938. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,818.81, a PE ratio of 27.08, a PEG ratio of 1.44 and a beta of 0.79. Buffalo Wild Wings has a one year low of $95.00 and a one year high of $175.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a current ratio of 0.70.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The restaurant operator reported $1.36 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.57. The company 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 firm’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.23 earnings per share. analysts predict that Buffalo Wild Wings will post 4.98 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 10.9% in the 1st quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 765 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $117,000 after acquiring an additional 75 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in the 3rd quarter valued at about $148,000. Riverhead Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 95.6% in 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 during the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 9.1% in 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 during the last quarter. Finally, Flinton Capital Management LLC lifted 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 valued at $209,000 after acquiring an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. 89.14% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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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