Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) – Research analysts at Dougherty & Co boosted their FY2017 EPS estimates for Buffalo Wild Wings in a research report issued on Monday. Dougherty & Co analyst J. Hamblin now expects that the restaurant operator will earn $4.90 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $4.37. Dougherty & Co has a “Buy” rating and a $150.00 price objective on the stock. Dougherty & Co also issued estimates for Buffalo Wild Wings’ Q4 2017 earnings at $1.63 EPS.

Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Wedbush reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $110.00 target price on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a report on Friday, September 1st. Barclays PLC dropped their price objective on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings from $177.00 to $165.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $165.00 price objective (down previously from $180.00) on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $130.00 target price on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $131.57.

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Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The restaurant operator reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.57. The firm had revenue of $496.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $500.97 million. Buffalo Wild Wings had a net margin of 3.17% and a return on equity of 21.39%. Buffalo Wild Wings’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.23 earnings per share.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 10.9% during the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 765 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $117,000 after acquiring an additional 75 shares in the last quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 4.1% during the second quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 2,552 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $323,000 after acquiring an additional 101 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 9.1% during the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,577 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $200,000 after acquiring an additional 131 shares in the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans boosted its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 5.4% during the first quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 3,290 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $503,000 after acquiring an additional 170 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC boosted its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 8.4% during the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 3,249 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $451,000 after acquiring an additional 252 shares in the last quarter. 88.48% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc is the owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants. As of December 25, 2016, the Company’s made-to-order menu items included 16 sauces and five seasonings, ranging from Sweet BBQ to Blazin. The Company’s restaurants offer 20 to 40 domestic and imported beers on tap, including craft brews, and a selection of bottled beers, wines and liquor.

Earnings History and Estimates for Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD)

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