Habit Restaurants (HABT) Given Daily Media Impact Score of -0.03

Press coverage about Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) has trended somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Habit Restaurants earned a coverage optimism score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.7008607846821 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

NASDAQ HABT traded down $0.20 on Friday, reaching $8.85. 55,291 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 370,183. The company has a market capitalization of $230.53 million, a PE ratio of 55.31, a P/E/G ratio of 16.13 and a beta of 0.58. Habit Restaurants has a fifty-two week low of $8.80 and a fifty-two week high of $8.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12, a current ratio of 1.01 and a quick ratio of 0.96.

Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. 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 $91.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $93.75 million. Habit Restaurants had a negative net margin of 1.16% and a positive return on equity of 1.35%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.09 earnings per share. research analysts expect that Habit Restaurants will post 0.02 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on HABT shares. ValuEngine lowered shares of Habit Restaurants from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Habit Restaurants from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 20th. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price objective (down from $13.00) on shares of Habit Restaurants in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Habit Restaurants in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Wedbush reissued a “hold” rating and set a $10.00 price objective on shares of Habit Restaurants in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.00.

About Habit Restaurants

The Habit Restaurants, Inc, a holding company, operates and franchises fast casual restaurants under The Habit Burger Grill name. It specializes in offering made-to-order char-grilled burgers and sandwiches featuring choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken, and sushi-grade tuna cooked over an open flame; and salads, as well as sides, shakes, and malts.

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