NASDAQ:HABT - Habit Restaurants Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $11.38 -0.14 (-1.22 %) (As of 12/10/2018 12:37 PM ET)Previous Close$11.52Today's Range$11.29 - $11.4652-Week Range$8.10 - $18.30Volume4,113 shsAverage Volume333,003 shsMarket Capitalization$300.07 millionP/E Ratio71.38Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.13 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. As of October 30, 2018, the company had 242 restaurants in California, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, Florida, Idaho, Virginia, Nevada, Washington, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, as well as 6 international locations. The Habit Restaurants, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. Receive HABT News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for HABT and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Eating places Sub-IndustryN/A SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNASDAQ:HABT Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A Webwww.habitburger.com Phone949-851-8881 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.12 Current Ratio0.99 Quick Ratio0.94 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio71.38 Forward P/E Ratio87.54 P/E Growth4.57 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$331.70 million Price / Sales0.89 Cash Flow$0.8747 per share Price / Cash Flow13.01 Book Value$5.56 per share Price / Book2.05 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.16 Net Income$-2,800,000.00 Net Margins-1.06% Return on Equity2.54% Return on Assets1.23% Miscellaneous Employees5,358 Outstanding Shares26,050,000Market Cap$300.07 million OptionableOptionable Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) Frequently Asked Questions What is Habit Restaurants' stock symbol? Habit Restaurants trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "HABT." How were Habit Restaurants' earnings last quarter? Habit Restaurants Inc (NASDAQ:HABT) released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November, 2nd. The restaurant operator reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.00 by $0.05. The restaurant operator had revenue of $104.64 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $101.43 million. Habit Restaurants had a negative net margin of 1.06% and a positive return on equity of 2.54%. Habit Restaurants's revenue for the quarter was up 23.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.01 EPS. View Habit Restaurants' Earnings History. When is Habit Restaurants' next earnings date? Habit Restaurants is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 27th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Habit Restaurants. What price target have analysts set for HABT? 6 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Habit Restaurants' stock. Their forecasts range from $10.00 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate Habit Restaurants' share price to reach $15.1429 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 33.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Habit Restaurants. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Habit Restaurants? 6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Habit Restaurants in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Habit Restaurants. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Habit Restaurants stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Habit Restaurants stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "The Habit Restaurants, Inc., operator of The Habit Burger Grill, is a burger-centric fast casual restaurant company. It is engaged in preparing char-grilled burgers, sandwiches and salads. The Company offers tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame; prepared salads and a selection of sides, shakes and malts. It has operations in California, including Bay area, Central California, Greater La, Inland Empire, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego; Arizona; Utah and New Jersey. The Habit Restaurants, Inc. is based in Irvine, California. " (11/1/2018) 2. Maxim Group analysts commented, "We maintain our Buy rating on The Habit Restaurants (HABT) and raise our price target to $15, from $12, following news of HABT’s triple-beat 2Q18 (June) results and increase in 2018 guidance." (8/2/2018) Has Habit Restaurants been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about HABT stock has trended very positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Habit Restaurants earned a media sentiment score of 3.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the restaurant operator a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Are investors shorting Habit Restaurants? Habit Restaurants saw a increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,308,672 shares, an increase of 55.0% from the October 31st total of 1,489,165 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 411,766 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.6 days. Approximately 11.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Habit Restaurants' Current Options Chain. Who are some of Habit Restaurants' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Habit Restaurants include BJ's Restaurants (BJRI), Denny's (DENN), Ruth's Hospitality Group (RUTH), Bojangles (BOJA), El Pollo LoCo (LOCO), Fiesta Restaurant Group (FRGI), Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (RRGB), Del Taco Restaurants (TACO), Carrols Restaurant Group (TAST), Chuy's (CHUY), Noodles & Co (NDLS), Nathan's Famous (NATH), Zoe's Kitchen (ZOES), Del Frisco's Restaurant Group (DFRG) and Potbelly (PBPB). Who are Habit Restaurants' key executives? Habit Restaurants' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Russell W. Bendel, CEO, Pres & Chairman (Age 64)Mr. Ira M. Fils, CFO, Sec. & Director (Age 53)Mr. Anthony Serritella, Chief Operating Officer (Age 58)Mr. Peter Whitwell, Chief Quality Officer (Age 59)Mr. Douglas R. Branigan, Chief Devel. Officer (Age 59) When did Habit Restaurants IPO? (HABT) raised $75 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on Thursday, November 20th 2014. The company issued 5,000,000 shares at $14.00-$16.00 per share. Piper Jaffray, Baird, Wells Fargo Securities and Raymond James served as the underwriters for the IPO and Stephens and Stifel were co-managers. Who are Habit Restaurants' major shareholders? Habit Restaurants' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Morgan Stanley (9.55%), BlackRock Inc. (5.26%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (4.78%), Brown Advisory Inc. (4.21%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.03%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.54%). Company insiders that own Habit Restaurants stock include Anthony Serritella, Joseph John Kadow and Peter Whitwell. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Habit Restaurants. Which major investors are selling Habit Restaurants stock? HABT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Penn Capital Management Co. Inc., BlackRock Inc., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Granite Investment Partners LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., OLD National Bancorp IN, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Habit Restaurants company stock in the last year include Anthony Serritella and Peter Whitwell. View Insider Buying and Selling for Habit Restaurants. Which major investors are buying Habit Restaurants stock? HABT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Jefferies Group LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc., Morgan Stanley, Wasatch Advisors Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Habit Restaurants. How do I buy shares of Habit Restaurants? Shares of HABT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Habit Restaurants' stock price today? One share of HABT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $11.38. How big of a company is Habit Restaurants? Habit Restaurants has a market capitalization of $300.07 million and generates $331.70 million in revenue each year. The restaurant operator earns $-2,800,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $0.16 on an earnings per share basis. Habit Restaurants employs 5,358 workers across the globe. What is Habit Restaurants' official website? The official website for Habit Restaurants is http://www.habitburger.com. How can I contact Habit Restaurants? Habit Restaurants' mailing address is 17320 REDHILL AVENUE SUITE 140, IRVINE CA, 92614. The restaurant operator can be reached via phone at 949-851-8881. MarketBeat Community Rating for Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ HABT)Community Ranking: 2.7 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 252 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 211 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 463MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Habit Restaurants and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe HABT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe HABT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/10/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Hedge Funds - Risk or Reward?