News articles about Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Build-A-Bear Workshop earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44.0378178871831 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

BBW has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Dougherty & Co dropped their price target on Build-A-Bear Workshop from $14.50 to $13.50 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC initiated coverage on Build-A-Bear Workshop in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $12.00 price target for the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $11.67.

Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE BBW) traded up 0.53% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $9.50. The stock had a trading volume of 59,036 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $8.99 and its 200 day moving average is $9.71. The company has a market cap of $148.81 million, a PE ratio of 43.98 and a beta of -0.06. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 12 month low of $8.05 and a 12 month high of $15.85.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.15) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.20) by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $77.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $78.58 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 7.20% and a net margin of 0.94%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.28) earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post $0.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Build-A-Bear Workshop declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Monday, August 21st that allows the company to repurchase $20.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization allows the specialty retailer to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

In other news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. purchased 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 23rd. The stock was bought at an average cost of $8.51 per share, with a total value of $85,100.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Braden Michael Leonard sold 80,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.99, for a total value of $719,200.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 149,520 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,344,184.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders bought 61,000 shares of company stock valued at $537,110 and sold 177,000 shares valued at $1,599,746. Corporate insiders own 17.50% of the company’s stock.

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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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