Media headlines about Zoe's Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Zoe's Kitchen earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.1779177263455 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of brokerages recently commented on ZOES. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Zoe's Kitchen in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. ValuEngine upgraded Zoe's Kitchen from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Zoe's Kitchen from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. Telsey Advisory Group downgraded Zoe's Kitchen from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Zoe's Kitchen from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.06.

Shares of Zoe's Kitchen (ZOES) opened at $14.74 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10, a quick ratio of 0.41 and a current ratio of 0.51. The stock has a market capitalization of $288.73, a price-to-earnings ratio of -134.00 and a beta of 0.29. Zoe's Kitchen has a one year low of $10.77 and a one year high of $18.84.

Zoe's Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The restaurant operator reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of ($0.12). The company had revenue of $71.38 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $71.64 million. Zoe's Kitchen had a negative return on equity of 1.46% and a negative net margin of 0.63%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 15.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.07) earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Zoe's Kitchen will post -0.09 EPS for the current year.

In other Zoe's Kitchen news, major shareholder Misada Capital Flagship Fund L bought 360,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The stock was bought at an average price of $15.06 per share, with a total value of $5,421,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 3.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Zoe's Kitchen Company Profile

Zoe’s Kitchen, Inc develops and operates fast-casual restaurants serving a menu of fresh, wholesome, Mediterranean-inspired dishes delivered with Southern hospitality. The Company’s menu offers meals made from scratch using produce, proteins and other ingredients, including its appetizers, soups, salads and kabobs.

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