Company shares last traded at $7.80 which is well below the 50 day moving average which is $8.77 and impressively lower than the 200 day moving average of $9.68. The 50 day moving average went down by -11.08% whereas the 200 day moving average was down $-1.88 or -19.45%. Trading volume for Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. was 133K in the last trading session. Overall, volume was up 25.37% over the stocks normal daily volume.
Investors are feeling more bearish on the company recently if you take note of the motion in short interest. The company recorded a rise in short interest of 2.12% between September 29, 2017 and October 13, 2017. Short interest increased 32,286 over that timeframe. Days to cover increased from 16.0 to 29.0 and the short interest percentage is 0.10% as of October 13.
Here are a few substantial investment firms who have updated their positions. Trexquant Investment Lp expanded its investment by buying 155 shares an increase of 1.1% from 03/31/2017 to 06/30/2017. Trexquant Investment Lp now controls 14,704 shares worth $154,000. The value of the position overall is up by 19.4%. As of the end of the quarter Point72 Asset Management, L.p. had acquired 142,197 shares growing its stake by 6.1%. The value of the investment in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. went from $20,722,000 to $25,954,000 a change of 25.2% since the last quarter.
As of quarter end North Star Investment Management Corp. had bought a total of 153,100 shares growing its position 75.1%. The value of the investment in (BBW) increased from $2,130,000 to $3,266,000 increasing 53.3% quarter over quarter. Simplex Trading, LLC cut its position by selling 1,331 shares a decrease of 56.6% in the quarter. Simplex Trading, LLC claims 1,019 shares with a value of $9,000. The total value of its holdings decreased 62.5%.
On September 13 analysts at Jefferies started coverage with an initial rating of “Buy”.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. currently has a P/E ratio of 36.11 and the market cap is 122.18M. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $0.22 and is projected to be $0.53 for the current year with 15,664,000 shares presently outstanding. Next quarter’s EPS is expected be $0.19 with next year’s EPS projected to be $0.57.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., launched on March 31, 2000, is primarily a specialty retailer offering a make your own stuffed animal interactive retail-entertainment experience. The Business’s segments include direct-to-consumer (DTC), international franchising and commercial. The DTC segment includes the operating activities of Company-owned stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark, and other retail delivery operations, including the Business’s e-commerce sites and temporary stores. The international franchising segment includes the licensing activities of the Business’s franchise agreements with store locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Mexico. The commercial segment markets the naming and branding rights of the Business’s intellectual properties for third-party use..