New York State Common Retirement Fund trimmed its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (NYSE:BBW) by 16.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 290,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 58,306 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund’s holdings in Build-A-Bear Workshop were worth $1,769,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Cannell Capital LLC increased its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 10.4% during the fourth quarter. Cannell Capital LLC now owns 856,453 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $3,383,000 after acquiring an additional 80,481 shares during the period. Pacifica Capital Investments LLC increased its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 20.9% during the fourth quarter. Pacifica Capital Investments LLC now owns 834,530 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $3,296,000 after acquiring an additional 144,497 shares during the period. B. Riley Financial Inc. bought a new position in Build-A-Bear Workshop during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,185,000. 22NW LP increased its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 53.2% during the fourth quarter. 22NW LP now owns 255,399 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,009,000 after acquiring an additional 88,681 shares during the period. Finally, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC increased its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 20.9% during the first quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 167,334 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,021,000 after acquiring an additional 28,932 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 62.39% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.75 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, June 4th. TheStreet lowered Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “c+” rating to a “d” rating in a research note on Friday, May 31st. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 1st.

BBW stock opened at $6.06 on Friday. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc has a 1-year low of $3.75 and a 1-year high of $9.35.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.08 earnings per share 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 company had revenue of $84.36 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $86.60 million.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Company Profile

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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