Media coverage about Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Habit Restaurants earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.4359378577919 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Several brokerages recently weighed in on HABT. Cowen reduced their price target on Habit Restaurants from $15.00 to $12.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut Habit Restaurants from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday. BidaskClub raised Habit Restaurants from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $10.00 price target on shares of Habit Restaurants in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $12.00 price target (down from $13.00) on shares of Habit Restaurants in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Habit Restaurants currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.86.
HABT stock traded up $0.05 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $9.15. The stock had a trading volume of 232,427 shares, compared to its average volume of 418,608. Habit Restaurants has a 52-week low of $8.10 and a 52-week high of $19.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $235.46, a PE ratio of -65.35, a P/E/G ratio of 11.48 and a beta of 0.66. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a current ratio of 1.19.
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The Habit Restaurants, Inc (Habit Burger Grill) is a fast casual restaurant company. The Company is engaged in preparing made-to-order char-grilled burgers and sandwiches featuring tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it offers sides, shakes and malts.
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