Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) in a research report sent to investors on Friday. They currently have a $135.00 price target on the restaurant operator’s stock. Oppenheimer Holdings also issued estimates for Buffalo Wild Wings’ Q3 2017 earnings at $0.70 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $1.35 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $4.18 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $5.29 EPS.

Several other equities analysts have also commented on BWLD. Maxim Group upgraded shares of Buffalo Wild Wings from a hold rating to a buy rating and increased their price target for the company from $175.00 to $180.00 in a research note on Friday, May 19th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a buy rating and issued a $180.00 price target on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Monday, May 22nd. Wedbush lowered shares of Buffalo Wild Wings from a neutral rating to an underperform rating and increased their price target for the company from $150.00 to $155.00 in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a hold rating and issued a $160.00 price target (up from $145.00) on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a market perform rating and issued a $150.00 price target (down from $155.00) on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Buffalo Wild Wings presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $141.67.

Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ BWLD) opened at 107.125 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $106.68 and its 200 day moving average is $135.43. The stock has a market cap of $1.66 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.134 and a beta of 0.86. Buffalo Wild Wings has a 52-week low of $95.00 and a 52-week high of $175.10.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The restaurant operator reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by ($0.35). The firm had revenue of $500.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $512.68 million. Buffalo Wild Wings had a net margin of 3.39% and a return on equity of 17.14%. The firm’s revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.27 EPS. Analysts forecast that Buffalo Wild Wings will post $4.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other Buffalo Wild Wings news, Director International Master F. Marcato bought 9,100 shares of Buffalo Wild Wings stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was bought at an average price of $109.71 per share, with a total value of $998,361.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 1.19% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Suntrust Banks Inc. lifted its holdings in Buffalo Wild Wings by 0.5% in the first quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 2,451 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $374,000 after acquiring an additional 12 shares during the period. Tyers Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in Buffalo Wild Wings by 6.3% in the first quarter. Tyers Asset Management LLC now owns 748 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $114,000 after acquiring an additional 44 shares during the period. Flinton Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Buffalo Wild Wings by 6.3% in the first quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 952 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $146,000 after acquiring an additional 56 shares during the period. Neuburgh Advisers LLC lifted its holdings in Buffalo Wild Wings by 6.3% in the first quarter. Neuburgh Advisers LLC now owns 1,156 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $177,000 after acquiring an additional 68 shares during the period. Finally, Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its holdings in Buffalo Wild Wings by 10.9% in the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 765 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $117,000 after acquiring an additional 75 shares during the period. 88.52% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Buffalo Wild Wings Company Profile

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.

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