Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (NYSE:BBW) were down 11% during trading on Thursday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $5.00 and last traded at $5.24. Approximately 1,337,060 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 1,301% from the average daily volume of 95,469 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.89.

The specialty retailer reported ($0.05) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by ($0.40). 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 $101.53 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $99.90 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.09 EPS.

Several research firms recently commented on BBW. ValuEngine downgraded Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 16th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 5th.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 4th quarter worth approximately $45,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP lifted its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 40.0% during the 4th quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 16,800 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $66,000 after buying an additional 4,800 shares during the period. Squarepoint Ops LLC bought a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 4th quarter worth approximately $71,000. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC bought a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $171,000. Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan bought a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 4th quarter worth approximately $184,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.52% of the company’s stock.

The stock has a market cap of $87.94 million, a PE ratio of 9.89 and a beta of 0.57.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Company Profile (NYSE:BBW)

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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