Build-A-Bear (BBW) closed at $18.61 last trading session, marking a -0.37% move from the previous day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500’s 1.84% loss on the day. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones lost 1.38% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.38%.

Prior to today’s session, shares of the toy retailer had gained 2.3% over the past month. This outpaced the retail and wholesale sector’s 0.61% loss and the S&P 500’s 1.96% loss during that period.

Wall Street will be looking for positivity from Build-A-Bear as it approaches its next earnings report date. The company is expected to post EPS of $0.92, up 95.74% from the prior year quarter. Our most recent consensus estimate calls for quarterly revenue of $129.88 million, up 38.67% from the prior year period.

Investors might also notice recent changes in analyst estimates for Build-A-Bear. These revisions generally reflect the latest short-term trading trends, which may change frequently. Therefore, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company’s business outlook.

Based on our research, we believe that these estimate revisions are directly related to the team’s close stock movements. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model that takes into account these estimation changes and provides an actionable rating system.

The Zacks ranking system ranges from #1 (strong buy) to #5 (strong sell). It has a remarkable, externally audited track record of success with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has remained stagnant. Build-A-Bear currently has a Zacks rank of #1 (strong buy).

As for its valuation, Build-A-Bear holds a Forward P/E ratio of 7.3. This represents a discount to the average PER of its sector of 10.57.

The Retail – Miscellaneous industry is part of the Retail – Wholesale sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Ranking of 66, which places it in the top 26% of over 250 industries.

The Zacks Industry Ranking assesses the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Ranking of individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% of industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

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