Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) Director Braden Michael Leonard sold 22,381 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.02, for a total transaction of $201,876.62. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Braden Michael Leonard also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, September 18th, Braden Michael Leonard sold 80,000 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.99, for a total transaction of $719,200.00.

Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) opened at 9.05 on Friday. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $9.00 and its 200-day moving average is $9.68. The firm has a market capitalization of $141.76 million, a PE ratio of 41.90 and a beta of -0.09. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. has a 12 month low of $8.05 and a 12 month high of $15.85.

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

Build-A-Bear Workshop declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Monday, August 21st that authorizes the company to buyback $20.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the specialty retailer to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

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A number of brokerages have weighed in on BBW. Jefferies Group LLC began coverage on shares of 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. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Dougherty & Co dropped their price target on shares of 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. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $11.67.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 1st quarter worth about $108,000. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 1st quarter worth about $129,000. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL purchased a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 2nd quarter worth about $129,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 15.4% during the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 14,805 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $155,000 after acquiring an additional 1,978 shares during the period. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers lifted its holdings in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 16,259 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $170,000 after acquiring an additional 415 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 68.40% of the company’s stock.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Company Profile

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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