Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW) Receives News Impact Score of 0.16

News articles about Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44.0475045613273 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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, topping 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 7.20%. The company had revenue of $77.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $78.58 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.28) EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis.

Build-A-Bear Workshop declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Monday, August 21st that authorizes the company to repurchase $20.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the specialty retailer to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on BBW shares. Dougherty & Co lowered their price target on Build-A-Bear Workshop from $14.50 to $13.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC began coverage on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $12.00 target price for the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $11.67.

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In related news, Director Braden Michael Leonard sold 80,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.99, for a total value of $719,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 149,520 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,344,184.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. acquired 17,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 24th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $8.48 per share, with a total value of $144,160.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders purchased 61,000 shares of company stock valued at $537,110 and sold 177,000 shares valued at $1,599,746. 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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