What’s Next for Build-a-bear Workshop Inc (NYSE:BBW) After Having More Shares Shorted?

April 19, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.54 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.67, from 2.21 in 2017Q3. It dived, 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.
Moreover, Federated Invsts Inc Pa has 0% invested in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) for 599 shares. Ancora Advsr Llc reported 16,100 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. California Public Employees Retirement has invested 0% of its portfolio in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW). D E Shaw Communication accumulated 0% or 85,491 shares. 231,322 are owned by State Street. Macquarie Group holds 3,180 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt reported 25,700 shares. Signia Capital Llc reported 1.69% stake. Northern Corporation holds 0% in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) or 181,200 shares. Citigroup accumulated 9,147 shares or 0% of the stock. United Kingdom-based Legal & General Public Ltd Com has invested 0% in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW). Bartlett Co Ltd Liability owns 3,352 shares. Pacific Ridge Capital Prtn Lc holds 484,885 shares. 17,010 are owned by Millennium Management Ltd Com. Brandywine Glob Invest Management Lc holds 0% or 6,100 shares.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 6 buys, and 1 sale for $2.00 million activity. $46,587 worth of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) was sold by Hurt J. Christopher.

The stock of Build-a-bear Workshop Inc (NYSE:BBW) registered an increase of 4.37% in short interest. BBW’s total short interest was 1.14M shares in April as published by FINRA. Its up 4.37% from 1.09M shares, reported previously. With 90,500 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 13 days to cover their BBW’s short positions. The short interest to Build-a-bear Workshop Inc’s float is 8.66%.

The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $9.65. About 42,949 shares traded. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) has risen 9.58% since April 19, 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 $141.44 million. The firm operates through three divisions: Direct-to-Consumer, International Franchising, and Commercial. It has a 19.3 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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