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In a report published Wednesday, Stephens analysts maintained an Overweight rating on Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD), with a price target of $210, after the company announced its 1Q15 results.

Buffalo Wild Wings reported its quarterly results short of expectations, with a slowdown in comps and higher-than-expected store-level costs.

"However, from these levels, we expect to see wing prices ease seasonally and for the Company to begin to show improvement on the labor, operating expense, and G&A lines, which should give a boost to 2Q-4Q earnings growth. We also continue to view the brand and its organic traffic generation as one of the more attractive long-term investments in the restaurant space and would view the likely pullback as an opportunity to own the business," the analysts said.

The company-owned SSS growth estimates for 2Q15 and FY15 have been reduced from +5.0 percent to +3.8 percent and from +5.8 percent to +4.7 percent, respectively. The GAAP EPS estimates for 2Q15 and FY15 have been reduced from $1.38 to $1.21 and from $5.84 to $5.74, respectively, to reflect the current cost headwinds.

Latest Ratings for BWLD

DateFirmActionFromTo
May 2017Maxim GroupUpgradesHoldBuy
May 2017Deutsche BankUpgradesHoldBuy
Apr 2017BairdDowngradesOutperformNeutral

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