Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) by 10.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 765 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after buying an additional 75 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio’s holdings in Buffalo Wild Wings were worth $117,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of BWLD. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 35.8% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 46,474 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $7,176,000 after buying an additional 12,260 shares in the last quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings during the first quarter valued at approximately $367,000. Legato Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 15,175.0% in the first quarter. Legato Capital Management LLC now owns 94,247 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $617,000 after buying an additional 93,630 shares in the last quarter. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. increased its stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings by 15.3% in the first quarter. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. now owns 6,111 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $933,000 after buying an additional 810 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings during the first quarter valued at approximately $1,190,000. Institutional investors own 95.39% of the company’s stock.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (BWLD) traded down 0.67% during trading on Monday, hitting $111.10. The stock had a trading volume of 123,719 shares. Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $105.10 and a 52 week high of $175.10. The company has a market cap of $1.72 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.14 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a 50-day moving average of $120.04 and a 200 day moving average of $144.17.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The restaurant operator reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.35. Buffalo Wild Wings had a net margin of 3.39% and a return on equity of 17.14%. The firm had revenue of $500 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $512.68 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.27 earnings per share. Buffalo Wild Wings’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. will post $4.54 EPS for the current year.

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BWLD has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BTIG Research restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Monday, April 17th. Maxim Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $170.00 target price (up previously from $145.00) on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Thursday, April 20th. UBS AG boosted their target price on shares of 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 restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $145.00 target price (up previously from $134.50) on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Saturday, April 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of 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 assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Buffalo Wild Wings currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $141.78.

In related news, Director International Master F. Marcato acquired 9,100 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was bought at an average cost of $109.71 per share, for a total transaction of $998,361.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.19% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD)

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