Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (NYSE:BBW) hit a new 52-week low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $5.51 and last traded at $5.56, with a volume of 171620 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.88.

Several analysts recently commented on BBW shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, September 3rd.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 29th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.42) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by ($0.30). The business had revenue of $68.69 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $73.60 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a negative net margin of 0.66% and a negative return on equity of 0.68%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.10) EPS. Equities analysts predict that Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc will post -0.02 earnings per share for the current year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 9.6% in the 2nd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 75,581 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $574,000 after buying an additional 6,608 shares in the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 27.8% in the 3rd quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 32,745 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $296,000 after buying an additional 7,128 shares in the last quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 35.8% in the 2nd quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC now owns 31,500 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $239,000 after buying an additional 8,300 shares in the last quarter. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 2.3% in the 3rd quarter. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC now owns 533,333 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $4,827,000 after buying an additional 11,785 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $110,000. 79.00% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW)

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc operates as a specialty retailer of plush animals and related products. The company operates through three segments: Direct-to-Consumer, International Franchising, and Commercial. Its merchandise comprises a range of styles of stuffed animals; clothing, shoes, and accessories for the stuffed animals; and other toy and novelty items.

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