Build-A-Bear Brings Out the Bulls

Shares jumped Thursday on word the stuffed-animal retailer is considering "strategic alternatives"

Will Build-A-Bear Workshop (BBW) trade the vicissitudes of being a public company for the plush existence of a private subsidiary of a big buyout firm? The shares skyrocketed on June 28 after the stuffed-animal retailer said it had retained Lehman Brothers (LEH) to help the company consider "strategic alternatives to enhance long-term shareholder value."

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