Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (BBW) COO J. Christopher Hurt Sells 4,788 Shares of Stock

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (NYSE:BBW) COO J. Christopher Hurt sold 4,788 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, April 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.73, for a total transaction of $46,587.24. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 41,435 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $403,162.55. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of BBW traded down $0.45 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $9.35. 6,675 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 133,626. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc has a fifty-two week low of $7.25 and a fifty-two week high of $11.90. The company has a market capitalization of $155.20, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.75 and a beta of -0.35.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The specialty retailer reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $107.58 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $104.00 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a net margin of 2.21% and a return on equity of 7.91%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.31 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc will post 0.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.



Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Pacifica Capital Investments LLC raised its holdings in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 16.1% during the fourth quarter. Pacifica Capital Investments LLC now owns 719,275 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $6,617,000 after purchasing an additional 99,602 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. purchased a new position in Build-A-Bear Workshop during the third quarter worth about $291,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its holdings in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 473.5% during the fourth quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 12,749 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $118,000 after purchasing an additional 10,526 shares in the last quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. raised its holdings in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 2.1% during the third quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 2,534,676 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $23,192,000 after purchasing an additional 51,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its holdings in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 5.8% during the fourth quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 213,155 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,961,000 after purchasing an additional 11,644 shares in the last quarter. 75.79% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Build-A-Bear Workshop

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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