News articles about Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) have trended somewhat negative on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Habit Restaurants earned a news sentiment score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.3901158589067 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on HABT. ValuEngine cut shares of Habit Restaurants from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Stephens cut shares of Habit Restaurants from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $18.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Habit Restaurants from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target on shares of Habit Restaurants in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Habit Restaurants from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, April 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.00.
Shares of Habit Restaurants traded up $0.05, hitting $8.75, on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 11,189 shares, compared to its average volume of 376,457. Habit Restaurants has a 52-week low of $8.10 and a 52-week high of $19.65. The company has a quick ratio of 0.96, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12. The firm has a market capitalization of $229.23 million, a PE ratio of 54.69, a P/E/G ratio of 16.04 and a beta of 0.58.
Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 2nd. The restaurant operator reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.03 by ($0.02). Habit Restaurants had a positive return on equity of 1.35% and a negative net margin of 1.16%. The business had revenue of $91.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $93.75 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.09 earnings per share. Habit Restaurants’s quarterly revenue was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Habit Restaurants will post 0.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Habit Restaurants Company Profile
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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