Media stories about Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Build-A-Bear Workshop earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.7030601676863 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Dougherty & Co downgraded Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.67.

Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE BBW) remained flat at $$8.40 during midday trading on Thursday. The company had a trading volume of 157,746 shares, compared to its average volume of 205,325. The stock has a market cap of $133.71, a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.21, a P/E/G ratio of 0.81 and a beta of -0.17. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a fifty-two week low of $7.25 and a fifty-two week high of $13.30.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The specialty retailer reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $82.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $85.61 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 6.33% and a net margin of 0.83%. Build-A-Bear Workshop’s quarterly revenue was down 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.11 EPS. analysts predict that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post 0.5 EPS for the current year.

In other news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. bought 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 22nd. The shares were bought at an average price of $9.70 per share, with a total value of $485,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders bought 449,149 shares of company stock worth $4,036,950 in the last ninety days. 17.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Build-A-Bear Workshop

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc is primarily a specialty retailer offering a make your own stuffed animal interactive retail-entertainment experience. The Company’s segments include direct-to-consumer (DTC), international franchising and commercial. The DTC segment includes the activities of Company-owned stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark, and other retail delivery operations, including its e-commerce sites and temporary stores.

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