Media stories about Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. Alpha One, a division of Accern, ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Buffalo Wild Wings earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 89 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Buffalo Wild Wings intends to sell over 80 restaurants to franchisees (bizjournals.com)
- Instant Analysis: Buffalo Wild Wings Refranchising 83 Restaurants (finance.yahoo.com)
- Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) Offering Certain Company-Owned Restaurants for Sale (streetinsider.com)
- Buffalo Wild Wings Launches Company Refranchising Program (finance.yahoo.com)
- Buffalo Wild Wings : Class action lawsuit filed against Buffalo Wild Wings (4-traders.com)
Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) traded down 0.86% during trading on Monday, reaching $137.60. The company had a trading volume of 621,779 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average is $151.69 and its 200-day moving average is $155.04. Buffalo Wild Wings has a 1-year low of $133.34 and a 1-year high of $175.10. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.79 and a beta of 0.85.
Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The restaurant operator reported $1.44 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.68 by $0.24. The firm had revenue of $534.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $536.10 million. Buffalo Wild Wings had a net margin of 4.14% and a return on equity of 16.55%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.73 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Buffalo Wild Wings will post $5.46 earnings per share for the current year.
BWLD has been the subject of a number of research reports. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $160.00 price objective on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a report on Friday, February 24th. Citigroup Inc. lowered their target price on Buffalo Wild Wings from $178.00 to $162.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, March 20th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $185.00 target price on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research note on Friday, March 24th. BTIG Research reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research report on Monday, April 17th. Finally, Maxim Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $170.00 price target (up previously from $145.00) on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $160.90.
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.
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