4:16 a.m. March 10, 2021
- By Tonya Garcia
Build-A-Bear shares soar after earnings blow past expectationsBuild-A-Bear Workshop Inc. stock soared nearly 19% in Wednesday premarket trading after the toy company reported fourth-quarter earnings that were well above expectations. Net income totaled $8.8 million, or 57 cents per share, up from $6.2 million, or 42 cents per share, last year. Adjusted EPS of 47 cents blew past the FactSet consensus for 16 cents. Revenue of $93.7 million was down from $104.6 million but also ahead of the FactSet consensus for $90.5 million. E-commerce sales more than doubled during the quarter, up 104%. Store closures continued to hurt the business, according to a statement from Chief Executive Sharon Price John. Build-A-Bear will offer a collection based on the Nintendo Switch game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons later this quarter, and a movie based on a Build-A-Bear collection, "Honey Girls," is anticipated for a fall release. Build-A-Bear stock has skyrocketed nearly 135% over the past year while the benchmark S&P 500 index is up 34.5% for the period.
8:01 a.m. May 30, 2020
- By Mike Murphy
Here’s what’s coming to Hulu in June 2020, and what’s leaving Rom-com ‘Love, Victor’ and foodie series ‘Taste the Nation’ among highlightsThe teen rom-com ‘Love, Victor’ and Padma Lakshmi’s foodie series ‘Taste the Nation’ are among the highlights.
4:56 a.m. May 26, 2020
- By David Rompf
New York is reminiscent of the Wild West ghost town of my youth — our city’s future depends on our collective fortitude ‘Ghost towns, I learned long ago, are not done living. They merely await their next incarnations’‘Ghost towns, I learned long ago, are not done living. They merely await their next incarnations.’
4:43 a.m. May 26, 2020
- By Alizah Holstein
I’m a historian who has studied the Black Death. During my coronavirus quarantine, I thought, ‘Will people fear us?’ ‘As an early COVID-19 patient in my area, I have seen firsthand the power of a community poised to help.’‘As an early COVID-19 patient in my area, I have seen firsthand the power of a community poised to help.’