Media headlines about The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news 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 -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. The Habit Restaurants earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.3554017985335 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ HABT) traded down $0.05 on Friday, reaching $9.20. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 218,239 shares, compared to its average volume of 689,976. The firm has a market cap of $239.42, a P/E ratio of 40.00, a PEG ratio of 2.24 and a beta of 1.05. The Habit Restaurants has a 52-week low of $8.85 and a 52-week high of $19.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a current ratio of 1.43 and a quick ratio of 1.39.

The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The restaurant operator reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.03 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $84.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $85.77 million. The Habit Restaurants had a net margin of 1.46% and a return on equity of 4.09%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.05 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that The Habit Restaurants will post 0.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have commented on the company. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of The Habit Restaurants in a report on Friday, September 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised The Habit Restaurants from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Stephens cut their target price on The Habit Restaurants from $21.00 to $18.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Cowen and Company downgraded The Habit Restaurants from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $22.00 to $16.00 in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded The Habit Restaurants from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.36.

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The Habit Restaurants Company Profile

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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