Press coverage about The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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 closest to one being the most favorable. The Habit Restaurants earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.2032460488628 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub raised The Habit Restaurants from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Wedbush reissued a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on shares of The Habit Restaurants in a report on Sunday, July 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating on shares of The Habit Restaurants in a report on Friday, July 14th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on shares of The Habit Restaurants in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded The Habit Restaurants from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.92.

The Habit Restaurants (HABT) opened at 13.65 on Tuesday. The Habit Restaurants has a one year low of $13.20 and a one year high of $19.75. The firm has a market capitalization of $275.53 million, a P/E ratio of 52.91 and a beta of 1.04. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $16.39 and its 200 day moving average price is $16.57.

The Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The restaurant operator reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.06. The Habit Restaurants had a net margin of 1.64% and a return on equity of 5.02%. The business had revenue of $83.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $84.15 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.09 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 17.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that The Habit Restaurants will post $0.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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