Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Build-A-Bear Workshop earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 48.2457666768889 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) remained flat at $9.40 during midday trading on Tuesday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 14,821 shares. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 52 week low of $8.05 and a 52 week high of $15.85. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $10.35 and a 200-day moving average price of $10.17. The stock has a market cap of $146.89 million, a PE ratio of 43.32 and a beta of -0.13.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.15) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.20) by $0.05. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a net margin of 0.94% and a return on equity of 7.25%. The company had revenue of $77.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $78.58 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.28) EPS. Build-A-Bear Workshop’s revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post $0.48 EPS for the current year.

BBW has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Dougherty & Co lifted their price objective on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from $13.50 to $14.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.00.

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In other Build-A-Bear Workshop news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. purchased 36,196 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 15th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $10.65 per share, with a total value of $385,487.40. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders acquired a total of 142,197 shares of company stock valued at $1,515,178 over the last three months. 17.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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