Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

News stories about Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Build-A-Bear Workshop earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.741112992824 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on BBW. Jefferies Group LLC began coverage on Build-A-Bear Workshop in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $12.00 price objective on the stock. Dougherty & Co lowered their price objective on Build-A-Bear Workshop from $14.50 to $13.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.67.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) opened at $7.65 on Tuesday. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a twelve month low of $7.25 and a twelve month high of $15.85. The company has a market capitalization of $124.16, a P/E ratio of 19.50, a P/E/G ratio of 0.86 and a beta of -0.18.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The specialty retailer reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by ($0.01). Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 6.33% and a net margin of 0.83%. The business had revenue of $82.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $85.61 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.11 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post 0.51 EPS for the current year.

Build-A-Bear Workshop declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Monday, August 21st that allows the company to repurchase $20.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the specialty retailer to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

In other Build-A-Bear Workshop news, Director Braden Michael Leonard sold 27,000 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.21, for a total value of $248,670.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 142,043 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,308,216.03. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. acquired 10,300 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $7.36 per share, for a total transaction of $75,808.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders purchased 81,300 shares of company stock worth $689,918 and sold 177,000 shares worth $1,599,746. 17.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Company Profile

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc is primarily a specialty retailer offering a make your own stuffed animal interactive retail-entertainment experience. The Company’s segments include direct-to-consumer (DTC), international franchising and commercial. The DTC segment includes the activities of Company-owned stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark, and other retail delivery operations, including its e-commerce sites and temporary stores.

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