Pacifica Capital Investments Increases Stake in Build A Bear Workshop (BBW); Halozyme Therapeutics (HALO) Stock Value Rose While Third Security Lowered Stake

February 15, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Third Security Llc decreased its stake in Halozyme Therapeutics Inc (HALO) by 8.99% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Third Security Llc sold 1.74 million shares as the company’s stock rose 2.38% with the market. The hedge fund held 17.59 million shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $305.59M, down from 19.33 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Third Security Llc who had been investing in Halozyme Therapeutics Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.60B market cap company. The stock increased 3.20% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $18.41. About 694,279 shares traded. Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HALO) has risen 44.89% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.19% the S&P500.

Steve Leonard increased its stake in Build A Bear Workshop (BBW) by 89.05% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pacifica Capital Investments Llc bought 291,884 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.00% with the market. The hedge fund run by Steve Leonard held 619,673 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.67M, up from 327,789 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pacifica Capital Investments Llc who had been investing in Build A Bear Workshop for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $118.20 million market cap company. The stock decreased 1.27% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $7.8. About 270,258 shares traded or 112.26% up from the average. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) has declined 19.91% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 36.61% the S&P500.

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 firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 28 by Dougherty & Company. The rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company on Friday, April 28 with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Dougherty & Company on Friday, October 27 to “Neutral”. Sidoti upgraded Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) rating on Tuesday, August 25. Sidoti has “Neutral” rating and $26 target. Guggenheim initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, December 14 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 17 by Dougherty & Company. Piper Jaffray downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, February 17 report. Sidoti initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, December 31 report.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 6 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $651,077 activity. $70,792 worth of stock was bought by Point72 Asset Management – L.P. on Tuesday, January 9.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.21 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.99, from 1.22 in 2017Q2. It is positive, 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. Manufacturers Life The stated it has 201,511 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Renaissance Technologies Lc accumulated 483,138 shares. California Public Employees Retirement reported 99,494 shares stake. Schwab Charles Mgmt Incorporated has 25,700 shares. North Star Inv Mngmt Corporation reported 356,900 shares. 22,333 were accumulated by California State Teachers Retirement Sys. New York State Common Retirement Fund, New York-based fund reported 151,306 shares. Kbc Grp Nv holds 0% or 16,519 shares. Deutsche Savings Bank Ag has invested 0% in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW). Geode Ltd Liability Co holds 103,395 shares. Citigroup Inc invested 0% in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW). Legal & General Group Public Ltd Co holds 0% of its portfolio in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) for 3,283 shares. Blackrock holds 0% in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) or 869,796 shares. Aqr Capital Mgmt Lc reported 19,531 shares. Hodges Mngmt invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW).

Third Security Llc, which manages about $2.60 billion and $1.59 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Precipio Inc by 813,482 shares to 1.36 million shares, valued at $2.94M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Analysts await Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HALO) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $0.67 earnings per share, up 419.05% or $0.88 from last year’s $-0.21 per share. HALO’s profit will be $94.51 million for 6.87 P/E if the $0.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.02 actual earnings per share reported by Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3,250.00% EPS growth.

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