Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine

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ValuEngine upgraded shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning, ValuEngine reports.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, October 29th.

Shares of NYSE:BBW opened at $3.01 on Wednesday. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 1 year low of $2.31 and a 1 year high of $6.50. The company has a market capitalization of $45.81 million, a PE ratio of -7.53 and a beta of 0.50. The business has a fifty day moving average price of $3.25 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $4.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.50, a current ratio of 1.23 and a quick ratio of 0.41.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last released its earnings results on Thursday, December 5th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.40) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.28) by ($0.12). The business had revenue of $70.38 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $70.30 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a negative return on equity of 7.31% and a negative net margin of 4.95%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.42) earnings per share. Sell-side analysts anticipate that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post -0.05 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director David Kanen purchased 9,800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 24th. The stock was bought at an average price of $2.89 per share, for a total transaction of $28,322.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 52,584 shares in the company, valued at approximately $151,967.76. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. In the last 90 days, insiders have bought 20,700 shares of company stock valued at $63,724. 9.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Raging Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 28.3% during the 3rd quarter. Raging Capital Management LLC now owns 946,959 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $2,983,000 after acquiring an additional 208,996 shares during the period. Virtu Financial LLC purchased a new stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop in the 3rd quarter worth about $76,000. Hudson Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop in the 3rd quarter worth about $35,000. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. bought a new stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop in the 3rd quarter valued at about $58,000. Finally, Citadel Advisors LLC raised its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 697.9% in the 2nd quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 80,114 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $448,000 after acquiring an additional 93,514 shares during the period. 53.19% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Build-A-Bear Workshop

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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