Is Buying Build-a-bear Workshop Inc (NYSE:BBW), Having Lower Short Interest a Winning Strategy?

May 17, 2018 - By Jeanette Kaplan

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.54 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.67, from 2.21 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 14 investors sold Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. shares while 12 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. 11.14 million shares or 3.60% more from 10.75 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Cannell Capital Limited Liability Company stated it has 1.89% of its portfolio in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW). Strs Ohio owns 39,900 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 0% or 21,451 shares in its portfolio. Point72 Asset Mgmt L P holds 2.95M shares. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag has 30,680 shares. Geode Mgmt Limited Com owns 0% invested in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) for 104,921 shares. Macquarie Group has invested 0% in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW). 12,483 were accumulated by Quinn Opportunity Prtnrs Ltd Com. Millennium Llc has invested 0% in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW). Wells Fargo Co Mn holds 0% or 21,253 shares. Arrowstreet Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW). Ny State Common Retirement Fund reported 156,406 shares. Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 13,736 shares. Pacifica Capital Invs Limited Liability Com reported 719,275 shares stake. Stone Ridge Asset Mngmt Ltd holds 0.04% or 65,652 shares in its portfolio.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 6 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $2.00 million activity. $439,045 worth of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) was bought by Point72 Asset Management – L.P. on Wednesday, December 13.

The stock of Build-a-bear Workshop Inc (NYSE:BBW) registered a decrease of 2.53% in short interest. BBW’s total short interest was 1.15 million shares in May as published by FINRA. Its down 2.53% from 1.18M shares, reported previously. With 51,100 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 23 days to cover their BBW’s short positions. The short interest to Build-a-bear Workshop Inc’s float is 8.74%.

The stock increased 1.92% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $9.27. About 32,901 shares traded. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) has risen 9.58% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.97% the S&P500.

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of plush animals and related products. The company has market cap of $135.95 million. The firm operates through three divisions: Direct-to-Consumer, International Franchising, and Commercial. It has a 18.55 P/E ratio. The Company’s 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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