Sharon Price John Sells 27,225 Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) Stock

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBWGet Rating) CEO Sharon Price John sold 27,225 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.54, for a total transaction of $640,876.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 518,432 shares in the company, valued at $12,203,889.28. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Price Performance

NYSE BBW opened at $23.13 on Friday. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. has a 12 month low of $12.47 and a 12 month high of $26.87. The company has a 50-day moving average of $22.81 and a 200-day moving average of $18.16. The company has a market cap of $341.17 million, a P/E ratio of 7.10 and a beta of 1.84.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBWGet Rating) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $104.48 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $102.62 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a net margin of 11.40% and a return on equity of 45.22%. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. will post 2.88 EPS for the current year.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Build-A-Bear Workshop

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Captrust Financial Advisors purchased a new stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the 1st quarter worth about $37,000. Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new position in Build-A-Bear Workshop during the first quarter valued at approximately $39,000. UBS Group AG lifted its position in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 313.1% during the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 2,545 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $46,000 after buying an additional 1,929 shares in the last quarter. New Century Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 55.8% in the 2nd quarter. New Century Advisors LLC now owns 2,603 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $43,000 after acquiring an additional 932 shares during the period. Finally, Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in the 3rd quarter valued at $39,000.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Separately, StockNews.com initiated coverage on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a research note on Wednesday, October 12th. They issued a “hold” rating for the company.

About Build-A-Bear Workshop

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Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc operates as a multi-channel retailer, which offers interactive retail-entertainment experiences. It operates through following segments: Direct-To-Consumer, Commercial, and International Franchising. The Direct-To-Consumer segment offers company-owned retail stores located in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, China, and e-commerce sites.

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