Eric R. Fencl Sells 19,596 Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (BBW) Stock

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Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc (NYSE:BBW) CAO Eric R. Fencl sold 19,596 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.21, for a total transaction of $180,479.16. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now owns 172,858 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,592,022.18. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of NYSE:BBW opened at $8.80 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $133.70 million, a P/E ratio of 16.60, a PEG ratio of 2.10 and a beta of -0.56. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc has a 52 week low of $7.25 and a 52 week high of $10.45.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 30th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.12) EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $83.18 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $72.40 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a net margin of 1.47% and a return on equity of 5.92%. research analysts forecast that Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc will post 0.47 earnings per share for the current year.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of BBW. Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $110,000. LSV Asset Management purchased a new stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $131,000. Millennium Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $156,000. 22NW LP purchased a new stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $173,000. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 677.0% in the 2nd quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 25,617 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $195,000 after acquiring an additional 22,320 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.35% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages recently commented on BBW. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 1st.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Company Profile

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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