Media headlines about Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Habit Restaurants earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 44.9986196880368 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
Several research firms have commented on HABT. ValuEngine lowered Habit Restaurants from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Habit Restaurants from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Maxim Group started coverage on Habit Restaurants in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $13.00 price objective on the stock. TheStreet raised Habit Restaurants from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Finally, Raymond James Financial reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Habit Restaurants in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. 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’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.94.
Habit Restaurants (HABT) traded down $0.10 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $8.45. The company had a trading volume of 152,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 394,852. Habit Restaurants has a 1 year low of $8.10 and a 1 year high of $19.75. The firm has a market cap of $222.51, a P/E ratio of 37.17, a P/E/G ratio of 3.42 and a beta of 0.73. The company has a current ratio of 1.43, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08.
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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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