Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

According to Zacks, “Build-A-Bear Workshop is the leading and only national company providing a make your own stuffed animal interactive retail-entertainment experience. “

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th.

NYSE:BBW opened at $5.24 on Wednesday. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 12-month low of $5.17 and a 12-month high of $10.45. The firm has a market capitalization of $83.24 million, a PE ratio of 9.89, a P/E/G ratio of 1.31 and a beta of -0.61.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 29th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.42) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by ($0.30). Build-A-Bear Workshop had a negative return on equity of 0.68% and a negative net margin of 0.66%. The company had revenue of $68.69 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $73.60 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($0.10) earnings per share. On average, research analysts anticipate that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post -0.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Lombard Odier Asset Management USA Corp bought a new position in Build-A-Bear Workshop during the third quarter worth about $1,544,000. Man Group plc bought a new position in Build-A-Bear Workshop during the third quarter worth about $215,000. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC lifted its holdings in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 2.3% during the third quarter. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC now owns 533,333 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,827,000 after acquiring an additional 11,785 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 23.7% during the third quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 736,800 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $6,668,000 after acquiring an additional 141,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Royce & Associates LP lifted its holdings in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 8.8% during the third quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 489,400 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,429,000 after acquiring an additional 39,600 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 79.00% of the company’s stock.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Company Profile

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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