Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

Media stories about Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Build-A-Bear Workshop earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.7030601676863 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of brokerages have recently commented on BBW. Zacks Investment Research lowered Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Dougherty & Co lowered Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.67.

Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE BBW) remained flat at $$8.40 during trading on Thursday. 157,746 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 205,325. The company has a market capitalization of $133.71, a P/E ratio of 44.21, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.81 and a beta of -0.17. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 52-week low of $7.25 and a 52-week high of $13.30.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The specialty retailer reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $82.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $85.61 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a net margin of 0.83% and a return on equity of 6.33%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.11 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post 0.5 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. purchased 10,300 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $7.36 per share, for a total transaction of $75,808.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Over the last 90 days, insiders bought 449,149 shares of company stock worth $4,036,950. Corporate insiders own 17.50% of the company’s stock.

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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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