Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW) Share Price

News coverage about Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Build-A-Bear Workshop earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.1640668199936 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th.

BBW remained flat at $$9.70 on Wednesday. 31,887 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 130,378. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 52-week low of $7.25 and a 52-week high of $11.90. The stock has a market capitalization of $155.20, a PE ratio of 18.11 and a beta of -0.35.

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

In other Build-A-Bear Workshop news, COO J. Christopher Hurt sold 4,788 shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop stock in a transaction on Wednesday, April 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.73, for a total value of $46,587.24. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 41,435 shares in the company, valued at $403,162.55. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 8.40% of the company’s stock.

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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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