Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (BBW) Shares Sold by Teachers Advisors LLC

Teachers Advisors LLC lowered its stake in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) by 6.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 26,754 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 1,871 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC owned 0.17% of Build-A-Bear Workshop worth $280,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of BBW. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its holdings in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 4.8% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 70,023 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $620,000 after buying an additional 3,229 shares during the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 1.4% in the first quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 36,500 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $323,000 after acquiring an additional 488 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 15.5% in the first quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 97,100 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $859,000 after acquiring an additional 13,000 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 3.6% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 99,140 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $877,000 after acquiring an additional 3,422 shares during the period. Finally, Strs Ohio increased its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 6.1% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 39,900 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $416,000 after acquiring an additional 2,300 shares during the period. 72.54% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Build-A-Bear Workshop news, Director Braden Michael Leonard sold 22,381 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.02, for a total transaction of $201,876.62. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. purchased 10,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were bought at an average price of $7.36 per share, with a total value of $75,808.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders bought 81,300 shares of company stock worth $689,918 and sold 177,000 shares worth $1,599,746. Company insiders own 17.50% of the company’s stock.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE BBW) opened at $8.35 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $132.91, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.92 and a beta of -0.18. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. has a twelve month low of $7.25 and a twelve month high of $15.85.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The specialty retailer reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $82.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $85.61 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 6.33% and a net margin of 0.83%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.11 earnings per share. analysts predict that Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. will post 0.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Build-A-Bear Workshop declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Monday, August 21st that allows the company to repurchase $20.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization allows the specialty retailer to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

BBW has been the topic of a number of research reports. Dougherty & Co cut their price objective on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from $14.50 to $13.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC started coverage on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $12.00 price target on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Build-A-Bear Workshop currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.67.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW)

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