Quest Partners LLC Invests $700,000 in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW)

Quest Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBWFree Report) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The firm bought 30,466 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $700,000.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 5.3% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 937,140 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $27,561,000 after buying an additional 47,210 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. lifted its holdings in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 13.7% in the third quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 210,247 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $6,183,000 after buying an additional 25,302 shares during the period. Wellington Management Group LLP lifted its holdings in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 59.4% in the third quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 198,629 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,842,000 after buying an additional 74,029 shares during the period. Qube Research & Technologies Ltd lifted its holdings in Build-A-Bear Workshop by 49.3% in the third quarter. Qube Research & Technologies Ltd now owns 174,730 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,139,000 after buying an additional 57,708 shares during the period. Finally, Pacifica Capital Investments LLC acquired a new position in Build-A-Bear Workshop in the third quarter valued at approximately $4,093,000. 79.30% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. StockNews.com upgraded shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. DA Davidson reissued a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop in a research report on Friday, March 15th.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Stock Down 0.6 %

Shares of BBW stock opened at $29.40 on Thursday. The firm has a fifty day moving average of $29.09 and a 200-day moving average of $25.48. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. has a 12-month low of $17.85 and a 12-month high of $30.86. The company has a market capitalization of $414.83 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.05 and a beta of 1.70.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBWGet Free Report) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 14th. The specialty retailer reported $1.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.32 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $149.28 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $150.02 million. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a net margin of 10.86% and a return on equity of 43.26%. On average, equities analysts expect that Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. will post 3.57 EPS for the current year.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 28th were given a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 27th. Build-A-Bear Workshop’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 21.92%.

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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