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

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, Dougherty & Co downgraded Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.67.

Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW) traded down $0.15 during trading on Monday, reaching $8.20. The company had a trading volume of 100,348 shares, compared to its average volume of 145,264. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 1-year low of $7.25 and a 1-year high of $12.05. The company has a market capitalization of $132.91, a P/E ratio of 45.56, a P/E/G ratio of 0.81 and a beta of -0.30.

In other Build-A-Bear Workshop news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. acquired 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $8.43 per share, with a total value of $84,300.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. In the last three months, insiders acquired 428,849 shares of company stock worth $3,884,142. Insiders own 17.50% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of BBW. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 2.6% in the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 16,259 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $170,000 after purchasing an additional 415 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. purchased a new position in Build-A-Bear Workshop in the second quarter worth $224,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 102.9% in the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 24,472 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $256,000 after purchasing an additional 12,410 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 6.3% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 177,134 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,850,000 after purchasing an additional 10,472 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 3.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 638,580 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $6,673,000 after purchasing an additional 23,600 shares during the last quarter. 69.97% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Company 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.

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