Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Habit Restaurants (HABT) Share Price

News articles about Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Habit Restaurants earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 44.9155076529809 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several brokerages have issued reports on HABT. Zacks Investment Research raised Habit Restaurants from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Habit Restaurants in a report on Monday, October 9th. Stephens lowered their price target on Habit Restaurants from $21.00 to $18.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. ValuEngine cut Habit Restaurants from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, Maxim Group assumed coverage on Habit Restaurants in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $13.00 price target on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Habit Restaurants currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.94.

Shares of Habit Restaurants (HABT) traded down $0.55 during trading on Monday, reaching $8.85. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 450,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 549,267. The company has a market cap of $230.32, a P/E ratio of 38.48, a PEG ratio of 3.64 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a quick ratio of 1.39, a current ratio of 1.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. Habit Restaurants has a 12 month low of $8.75 and a 12 month high of $19.75.

Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The restaurant operator reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $84.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $85.77 million. Habit Restaurants had a net margin of 1.46% and a return on equity of 4.09%. The business’s revenue was up 17.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.05 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Habit Restaurants will post 0.14 EPS for the current year.

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About Habit Restaurants

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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