Habit Restaurants (HABT) Receives News Impact Score of 0.16

News articles about Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Habit Restaurants earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 44.57396566354 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.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on HABT. ValuEngine downgraded Habit Restaurants from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. TheStreet downgraded Habit Restaurants from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. BidaskClub upgraded Habit Restaurants from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. Cowen dropped their target price on Habit Restaurants from $15.00 to $12.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and issued a $10.00 target price on shares of Habit Restaurants in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.00.

Shares of HABT traded up $0.40 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $9.45. 229,256 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 357,834. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a current ratio of 1.19. Habit Restaurants has a 1 year low of $8.10 and a 1 year high of $19.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $235.46, a PE ratio of 58.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 11.48 and a beta of 0.59.

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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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