Press coverage about Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Buffalo Wild Wings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 44.3907197472171 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Buffalo Wild Wings from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Barclays dropped their price objective on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings from $144.00 to $128.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. BMO Capital Markets set a $157.00 price objective on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings from $112.00 to $124.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $115.00 target price on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $146.09.
Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) opened at $156.95 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60. Buffalo Wild Wings has a fifty-two week low of $95.00 and a fifty-two week high of $165.70. The company has a market cap of $2,430.00, a P/E ratio of 40.87, a PEG ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.88.
In other news, Director International Master F. Marcato sold 987,284 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $155.57, for a total value of $153,591,771.88. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Marcato Capital Management Lp sold 200,094 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.54, for a total transaction of $31,122,620.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.19% of the company’s stock.
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About Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc is the owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants. As of December 25, 2016, the Company’s made-to-order menu items included 16 sauces and five seasonings, ranging from Sweet BBQ to Blazin. The Company’s restaurants offer 20 to 40 domestic and imported beers on tap, including craft brews, and a selection of bottled beers, wines and liquor.
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