Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in shares of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWLD) by 628.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 80,365 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 69,334 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. owned approximately 0.52% of Buffalo Wild Wings worth $8,495,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its holdings in Buffalo Wild Wings by 10.9% during the 1st quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 765 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $117,000 after purchasing an additional 75 shares during the last quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Buffalo Wild Wings by 95.6% during the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 1,565 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $198,000 after purchasing an additional 765 shares during the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Buffalo Wild Wings by 9.1% during the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,577 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $200,000 after purchasing an additional 131 shares during the last quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Buffalo Wild Wings by 73.5% during the 2nd quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 1,652 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $209,000 after purchasing an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. Finally, ING Groep NV acquired a new stake in Buffalo Wild Wings during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $236,000. 87.37% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (BWLD) opened at $145.85 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,264.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a quick ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60. Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $95.00 and a fifty-two week high of $175.10.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The restaurant operator reported $1.36 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ 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 return on equity of 21.39% and a net margin of 3.17%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.23 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. will post 4.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts recently weighed in on BWLD shares. Cowen Inc reissued a “hold” rating and set a $110.00 price target on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a report on Friday, September 1st. Wedbush reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a report on Friday, September 8th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $135.00 price target on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a report on Friday, September 15th. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $145.00 price target (down from $160.00) on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Buffalo Wild Wings from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Buffalo Wild Wings has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $134.67.

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Buffalo Wild Wings 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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