Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $145.35.

Several research firms have weighed in on BWLD. Zacks Investment Research raised Buffalo Wild Wings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $176.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, February 5th. BidaskClub raised Buffalo Wild Wings from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Buffalo Wild Wings in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Dougherty & Co lowered Buffalo Wild Wings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $157.00 target price on Buffalo Wild Wings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 28th.

In other Buffalo Wild Wings news, Director International Master F. Marcato purchased 950,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $156.60 per share, with a total value of $148,770,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director International Master F. Marcato sold 987,284 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.57, for a total value of $153,591,771.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.19% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of BWLD. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 7.6% in the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 34,212 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $4,335,000 after buying an additional 2,410 shares during the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 7,730 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $979,000 after buying an additional 283 shares during the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp boosted its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 13.7% in the 2nd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 4,264 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $541,000 after buying an additional 515 shares during the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in Buffalo Wild Wings in the 2nd quarter worth about $367,000. Finally, Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its stake in Buffalo Wild Wings by 10.1% in the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 842 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 77 shares during the last quarter. 92.32% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) opened at $156.95 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,430.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60, a current ratio of 0.70 and a quick ratio of 0.61. Buffalo Wild Wings has a 52-week low of $95.00 and a 52-week high of $165.70.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Company Profile

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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