Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Habit Restaurants (HABT) Share Price

Media coverage about Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Habit Restaurants earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 44.8130339098994 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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HABT stock traded down $0.10 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $8.75. The company had a trading volume of 48,160 shares, compared to its average volume of 374,636. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a current ratio of 1.19 and a quick ratio of 1.14. The firm has a market capitalization of $235.46, a P/E ratio of 54.81, a P/E/G ratio of 11.48 and a beta of 0.60. Habit Restaurants has a fifty-two week low of $8.10 and a fifty-two week high of $19.75.

Several research firms recently issued reports on HABT. BidaskClub raised Habit Restaurants from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Habit Restaurants from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. ValuEngine lowered Habit Restaurants from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. TheStreet lowered Habit Restaurants from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Cowen decreased their target price on Habit Restaurants from $15.00 to $12.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.00.

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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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