Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.31

News articles about Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) have trended positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Build-A-Bear Workshop earned a coverage optimism score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 100 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on BBW. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Dougherty & Co raised their target price on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from $13.50 to $14.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.20.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE BBW) traded up 3.94% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $10.55. 309,413 shares of the stock were exchanged. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 1-year low of $8.05 and a 1-year high of $15.85. The company has a market capitalization of $168.82 million, a PE ratio of 263.75 and a beta of -0.11. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $10.51 and a 200 day moving average price of $10.33.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The specialty retailer reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.04 by $0.13. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 5.28% and a net margin of 0.17%. The company had revenue of $90.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $87.48 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.22 earnings per share. Build-A-Bear Workshop’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post $0.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. bought 33,603 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 18th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $10.53 per share, with a total value of $353,839.59. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders have bought 142,197 shares of company stock worth $1,515,178 over the last ninety days. 17.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Build-A-Bear Workshop

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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