Russell Investments Group Ltd. Acquires 4,100 Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW)

Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBWFree Report) by 7.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 58,607 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 4,100 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned about 0.39% of Build-A-Bear Workshop worth $1,362,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of BBW. Captrust Financial Advisors purchased a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the first quarter valued at about $37,000. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new stake in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop during the first quarter valued at approximately $39,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 190.9% during the third quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 3,200 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $43,000 after purchasing an additional 2,100 shares in the last quarter. UBS Group AG boosted its position in shares of 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 purchasing an additional 1,929 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop by 309,300.0% during the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 3,094 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $51,000 after purchasing an additional 3,093 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 72.73% of the company’s stock.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Stock Up 1.3 %

BBW stock opened at $26.39 on Wednesday. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. has a twelve month low of $12.47 and a twelve month high of $30.49. The firm has a market cap of $383.45 million, a PE ratio of 7.65 and a beta of 1.97. The business has a 50 day moving average of $23.33 and a 200 day moving average of $22.66.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBWGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 24th. The specialty retailer reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by $0.16. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 45.71% and a net margin of 10.63%. The company had revenue of $109.23 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $101.89 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.38 EPS. On average, research analysts expect that Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. will post 3.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Activity at Build-A-Bear Workshop

In related news, Director George Carrara sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.54, for a total transaction of $61,620.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 24,073 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $494,459.42. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. In other Build-A-Bear Workshop news, CEO Sharon Price John sold 16,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.25, for a total value of $324,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 602,781 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,206,315.25. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director George Carrara sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.54, for a total value of $61,620.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 24,073 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $494,459.42. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 79,556 shares of company stock valued at $1,803,306. 11.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Separately, StockNews.com initiated coverage on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. They set a “buy” rating for the company.

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About Build-A-Bear Workshop

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Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc operates as a multi-channel retailer of plush animals and related products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Direct-to-Consumer, Commercial, and International Franchising. Its merchandise comprises various styles of plush products to be stuffed, pre-stuffed plush products, and sounds and scents that can be added to the stuffed animals, as well as range of clothing, shoes and accessories, and other toy and novelty items, including family sleepwear.

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