Hodges Capital Management Has Decreased Its Build A Bear Workshop (BBW) Holding by $947,115; Share Price Rose; Transamerica Financial Advisors Holding in Schein Henry (HSIC) Boosted as Share Price Rose

January 14, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Hodges Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Build A Bear Workshop (BBW) by 66.54% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hodges Capital Management Inc sold 105,235 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.00% with the market. The institutional investor held 52,915 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $484,000, down from 158,150 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hodges Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Build A Bear Workshop for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $128.33M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $8.25. About 119,685 shares traded. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) has declined 19.91% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 36.61% the S&P500.

Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc increased its stake in Schein Henry Inc (HSIC) by 94.71% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc bought 7,844 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 16,126 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.32 million, up from 8,282 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc who had been investing in Schein Henry Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.75B market cap company. The stock increased 2.10% or $1.54 during the last trading session, reaching $74.84. About 1.05M shares traded. Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) has risen 4.05% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.65% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Henry Schein Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Henry Schein Inc. had 42 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) on Tuesday, August 8 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, October 20. Piper Jaffray maintained Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) rating on Tuesday, August 8. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $19000 target. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 14 to “Neutral”. On Tuesday, November 7 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. Gabelli upgraded the shares of HSIC in report on Tuesday, January 10 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Jefferies. As per Tuesday, November 7, the company rating was maintained by Leerink Swann. The stock has “Overweight” rating by PiperJaffray on Friday, September 15. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, February 11 report.

Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc, which manages about $4.09 billion and $809.11M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (IEV) by 16,546 shares to 42,587 shares, valued at $2.00M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Powershares Etf Trust (PTF) by 26,707 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 146,988 shares, and cut its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VNQ).

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $366,756 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 7.15 in 2017 Q3. Its up 5.99, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 47 investors sold HSIC shares while 15 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 377 raised stakes. 279.70 million shares or 306.41% more from 68.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Girard Prtnrs Limited accumulated 0.11% or 6,640 shares. Liberty Mutual Group Inc Asset Management Incorporated accumulated 6,424 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Ashfield Ptnrs Ltd Liability Com invested in 0.9% or 81,679 shares. Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands has 0.45% invested in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC). Kistler has 800 shares. Credit Agricole S A stated it has 0.03% in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC). Blackrock owns 11.66 million shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Ajo Lp holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) for 122,322 shares. Nuveen Asset Limited Liability Corp holds 3,864 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Broad Run Invest Management Ltd Liability, a Virginia-based fund reported 678,226 shares. Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 279,233 shares. Td Asset Management has 302,006 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Fdx holds 0.02% or 10,200 shares in its portfolio. Green Valley Invsts Limited Liability Corp holds 652,694 shares. Legal And General Grp Public Lc has invested 0.06% in Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC).

Analysts await Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.35 earnings per share, up 12.90% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.31 per share. BBW’s profit will be $5.44M for 5.89 P/E if the $0.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.07 actual earnings per share reported by Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 400.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.21 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.99, from 1.22 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 6 investors sold BBW shares while 13 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 29 raised stakes. 10.75 million shares or 2.92% more from 10.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Washington-based Signia Mgmt Llc has invested 1.63% in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW). Tiaa Cref Mgmt Lc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW). Landscape Ltd Company holds 17,202 shares. Deutsche Bank Ag has 16,853 shares. California Public Employees Retirement Systems stated it has 99,494 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Strs Ohio stated it has 0% in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW). Pacific Ridge Ptnrs Ltd Liability Corporation reported 474,755 shares. Parametric Port Associates Limited Liability Company has 15,679 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Bridgeway Inc accumulated 65,200 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Blackrock Inc holds 869,796 shares. 21,492 were reported by Ameriprise. Legal General Public Ltd Co holds 0% or 3,283 shares. The Connecticut-based Point72 Asset Mngmt Lp has invested 0.1% in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW). Manufacturers Life Insur Commerce The stated it has 0% in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW). Wells Fargo And Mn owns 0% invested in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) for 14,541 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Build-A-Bear Workshop had 10 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Dougherty & Company on Friday, October 27. Dougherty & Company maintained Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) on Friday, April 28 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company with “Buy” on Friday, February 17. Dougherty & Company maintained it with “Buy” rating and $13.50 target in Friday, July 28 report. The stock of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 31 by Sidoti. The stock of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) earned “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim on Monday, December 14. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, August 25 by Sidoti. The rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Neutral” on Friday, February 17.

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