Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (NYSE:BBW) shares were up 11.3% on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $5.91 and last traded at $5.80. Approximately 592,735 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 315% from the average daily volume of 142,903 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.21.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on BBW shares. ValuEngine cut Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $6.25 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, March 18th. Finally, TheStreet cut Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “c+” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Friday.

The stock has a market cap of $78.88 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -14.50 and a beta of 0.57.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.15 by ($0.07). Build-A-Bear Workshop had a negative net margin of 5.06% and a negative return on equity of 7.25%. The business had revenue of $84.36 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $86.60 million.

In other Build-A-Bear Workshop news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. sold 2,050,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.11, for a total value of $10,475,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 9.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of BBW. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $45,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP grew its holdings in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 40.0% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 16,800 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $66,000 after purchasing an additional 4,800 shares during the period. Squarepoint Ops LLC acquired a new stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $71,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 23.3% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 18,158 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $110,000 after purchasing an additional 3,431 shares during the period. Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan acquired a new stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $184,000. 62.39% of the stock is currently owned by 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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