Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) Cut to Sell at ValuEngine

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, February 4th.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 5th.

Shares of BBW traded up $0.25 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $5.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 44,819 shares, compared to its average volume of 52,628. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a fifty-two week low of $3.75 and a fifty-two week high of $10.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $76.87 million, a P/E ratio of 10.19 and a beta of 0.47.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 29th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.42) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.12) by ($0.30). Build-A-Bear Workshop had a negative return on equity of 0.69% and a negative net margin of 0.66%. The firm had revenue of $68.69 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $73.60 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.10) earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post -0.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 3.8% during the fourth quarter. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. now owns 100,248 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $396,000 after purchasing an additional 3,653 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP lifted its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 40.0% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 16,800 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $66,000 after acquiring an additional 4,800 shares during the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 27.8% in the third quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 32,745 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $296,000 after acquiring an additional 7,128 shares during the last quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $45,000. Finally, Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC lifted its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 2.3% in the third quarter. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC now owns 533,333 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $4,827,000 after acquiring an additional 11,785 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.77% 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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