Pacifica Capital Investments Upped Stake in Build A Bear Workshop (BBW); Malvern Bancorp (MLVF) Holder Alliancebernstein LP Lowered Its Stake by $671,346

May 21, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

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Steve Leonard increased its stake in Build A Bear Workshop (BBW) by 16.07% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pacifica Capital Investments Llc bought 99,602 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.58% with the market. The hedge fund run by Steve Leonard held 719,275 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.62M, up from 619,673 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 $134.12 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $9.15. About 32,376 shares traded. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) has risen 9.58% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.97% the S&P500.

Alliancebernstein Lp decreased its stake in Malvern Bancorp Inc (MLVF) by 31.74% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alliancebernstein Lp sold 25,821 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.88% with the market. The hedge fund held 55,543 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.46 million, down from 81,364 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Alliancebernstein Lp who had been investing in Malvern Bancorp Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $162.88 million market cap company. The stock increased 1.00% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $25.25. About 2,725 shares traded. Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) has risen 18.79% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.24% the S&P500.

Another recent and important Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) news was published by Globenewswire.com which published an article titled: “Malvern Bancorp, Inc. Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Results” on April 25, 2018.

Alliancebernstein Lp, which manages about $139.80B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Associated Banc Corp (NYSE:ASB) by 187,460 shares to 4.61 million shares, valued at $117.07 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Corporate Office Pptys Tr (NYSE:OFC) by 16,080 shares in the quarter, for a total of 484,899 shares, and has risen its stake in Graco Inc (NYSE:GGG).

Among 3 analysts covering Malvern Bancorp (NASDAQ:MLVF), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Malvern Bancorp had 9 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, October 3, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Sandler O’Neill upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $26.0 target in Wednesday, February 7 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 3 by Sandler O’Neill. On Monday, March 26 the stock rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.46, from 1.75 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 2 investors sold MLVF shares while 15 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 15 raised stakes. 4.00 million shares or 7.97% less from 4.35 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Royal Savings Bank Of Canada accumulated 0% or 19 shares. Massachusetts-based Geode Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF). Tower Research Capital Lc (Trc) has invested 0% in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF). Seidman Lawrence B accumulated 9.1% or 454,761 shares. Wells Fargo Company Mn owns 16,961 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Vanguard Group Inc Incorporated Inc stated it has 182,897 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And owns 1,390 shares. Clarivest Asset Mngmt Limited invested in 0% or 5,995 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems, California-based fund reported 10,200 shares. Acadian Asset Limited Liability holds 0% or 5,085 shares in its portfolio. 44,781 are owned by Minerva Advsrs Limited Liability Company. Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag, Germany-based fund reported 33,852 shares. Renaissance Techs Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0% or 34,000 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd Partnership holds 0% in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) or 46,279 shares. Banc Funds Lc holds 0.69% of its portfolio in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) for 565,994 shares.

Pacifica Capital Investments Llc, which manages about $329.38 million and $204.28M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) by 1,532 shares to 105,554 shares, valued at $26.89 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) by 29,278 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 28,046 shares, and cut its stake in Five Below Inc (NASDAQ:FIVE).

Since December 7, 2017, it had 6 buys, and 1 sale for $2.00 million activity. Another trade for 4,788 shares valued at $46,587 was sold by Hurt J. Christopher.

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 has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 31 by Sidoti. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Sidoti given on Tuesday, August 25. The stock of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) earned “Neutral” rating by Dougherty & Company on Friday, October 27. Dougherty & Company maintained Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) rating on Friday, February 17. Dougherty & Company has “Buy” rating and $13.50 target. Dougherty & Company maintained Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) on Friday, April 28 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) earned “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim on Monday, December 14. The stock of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 28 by Dougherty & Company. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, February 17.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.54 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.67, from 2.21 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 14 investors sold BBW 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. Bancorp Of Montreal Can holds 0% in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) or 400 shares. Legal General Group Public Ltd Com invested 0% in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW). Macquarie Gp Inc Ltd owns 3,180 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 3,892 shares. Signia Mngmt Limited Liability Co holds 1.69% of its portfolio in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) for 173,405 shares. Deutsche Bancshares Ag has invested 0% in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW). Morgan Stanley accumulated 42,863 shares. Barclays Public Limited Com accumulated 23,570 shares or 0% of the stock. Ameritas Investment Partners owns 0% invested in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) for 1,105 shares. Federated Invsts Pa holds 0% or 599 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund reported 0% of its portfolio in Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW). Millennium Mngmt Lc holds 17,010 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Bancshares Of America Corporation De invested in 0% or 2,281 shares. Royal National Bank Of Canada holds 0% or 54,911 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement, California-based fund reported 107,910 shares.

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