Notable Ownership Action: Buffalo Wild Wings Inc (NASDAQ:BWLD): Institutional Investors Are Worried

December 1, 2016 - By Richard Conner   ·   0 Comments

Notable Ownership Action: Buffalo Wild Wings Inc (NASDAQ:BWLD): Institutional Investors Are Worried

Sentiment for Buffalo Wild Wings Inc (NASDAQ:BWLD)

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc (NASDAQ:BWLD) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q2 2016. Its down -0.13, from 0.95 in 2016Q1. The ratio is negative, as 117 hedge funds increased or opened new stock positions, while 123 cut down and sold their equity positions in Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. The hedge funds in our partner’s database now hold: 16.95 million shares, down from 17.05 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Buffalo Wild Wings Inc in their top 10 stock positions increased from 0 to 3 for an increase of 3. Sold All: 42 Reduced: 81 Increased: 88 New Position: 29.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. is an owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants featuring various menu items. The company has a market cap of $3.09 billion. The Company’s restaurants feature a bar, which offers a selection of 20 to 30 domestic, imported and craft beers on tap, as well as bottled beers, wine and liquor. It has a 30.36 P/E ratio. The Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants feature various menu items, including its Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings spun in one of its signature sauces from sweet to screamin’ hot, which includes Sweet barbeque (BBQ), Teriyaki, Bourbon Honey Mustard, Mild, Parmesan Garlic, Medium, Honey BBQ, Spicy Garlic, Asian Zing, Caribbean Jerk, Thai Curry, Hot BBQ, Hot, Mango Habanero, Wild and Blazin’, or signature seasonings, Buffalo, Desert Heat, Chipotle BBQ, Lemon Pepper, and Salt & Vinegar.

The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.8 during the last trading session, hitting $168.6. Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) has risen 28.15% since April 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.23% the S&P500.

Analysts await Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $1.33 EPS, up 0.76% or $0.01 from last year’s $1.32 per share. BWLD’s profit will be $24.38M for 31.69 P/E if the $1.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.23 actual EPS reported by Buffalo Wild Wings for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.13% EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Buffalo Wild Wing is an owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants featuring a variety of boldly flavored, made-to-order menu items including Buffalo New York-style chicken wings spun in one of their signature sauces. The widespread appeal of the Company’s concept establishes its restaurants as an inviting, neighborhood destination.”

Tyvor Capital Llc holds 8.2% of its portfolio in Buffalo Wild Wings for 185,531 shares. Cooper Creek Partners Management Llc owns 34,115 shares or 3% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Armistice Capital Llc has 2.96% invested in the company for 56,000 shares. The Minnesota-based Summit Creek Advisors Llc has invested 2.41% in the stock. Roanoke Asset Management Corp Ny, a New York-based fund reported 26,229 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 19 insider sales for $3.08 million net activity.

Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 44% of Buffalo Wild Wings’s analysts are positive. Out of 25 Wall Street analysts rating Buffalo Wild Wings, 11 give it “Buy”, 2 “Sell” rating, while 12 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $130 while the high is $230. The stock’s average target of $169.43 is 0.49% above today’s ($168.6) share price. BWLD was included in 64 notes of analysts from July 23, 2015. On Thursday, October 29 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group on Monday, November 23 with “Buy”. The firm has “Underperform” rating by CLSA given on Thursday, October 29. The stock of Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) earned “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, February 4. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, April 27 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, April 27 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, April 27 by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 27 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, July 27 by Credit Suisse. As per Monday, November 9, the company rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

BWLD Company Profile

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (Buffalo Wild Wings), incorporated on December 19, 1995, is an owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants featuring various menu items, including its Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings. The Company’s restaurants feature a bar, which offers a selection of 20 to 30 domestic, imported and craft beers on tap, as well as bottled beers, wine and liquor. The Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants feature various menu items, including its Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings spun in one of its signature sauces from sweet to screamin’ hot, which includes Sweet barbeque (BBQ), Teriyaki, Bourbon Honey Mustard, Mild, Parmesan Garlic, Medium, Honey BBQ, Spicy Garlic, Asian Zing, Caribbean Jerk, Thai Curry, Hot BBQ, Hot, Mango Habanero, Wild and Blazin’, or signature seasonings, Buffalo, Desert Heat, Chipotle BBQ, Lemon Pepper, and Salt & Vinegar.

More notable recent Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Buffalo Wild Wings Strong on Initiatives; Risks Prevail” on November 30, 2016, also Cnbc.com with their article: “Why Jim Cramer says Buffalo Wild Wings will have better days post-election” published on November 16, 2016, Mlive.com published: “Buffalo Wild Wings coming to former Old Country Buffet site” on November 22, 2016. More interesting news about Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) were released by: Thestreet.com and their article: “Buffalo Wild Wings Is Not Likely to Take Flight” published on November 07, 2016 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Highlights From Buffalo Wild Wings’ Q3 Earnings Report” with publication date: November 08, 2016.

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