$-0.01 EPS Expected for The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (HABT); Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) Sentiment Is 1.05

February 14, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Analysts expect The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:HABT) to report $-0.01 EPS on March, 1.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 114.29% from last quarter’s $0.07 EPS. After having $0.01 EPS previously, The Habit Restaurants, Inc.’s analysts see -200.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.89% or $0.075 during the last trading session, reaching $8.525. About 34,205 shares traded. The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:HABT) has risen 7.82% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.88% the S&P500.

Grand Canyon Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides postsecondary education services in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $4.38 billion. It offers approximately 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs and certificates across nine colleges online and on ground through campus in Phoenix, Arizona; leased facilities; and facilities owned by third party employers. It has a 23.93 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, it had 81,900 students enrolled in its programs.

The Habit Restaurants, Inc., a holding company, operates fast casual restaurants under The Habit Burger Grill name. The company has market cap of $221.86 million. It specializes in offering fresh 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. It has a 36.59 P/E ratio. As of January 2, 2018, the firm had 195 restaurants in 11 states in California, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, Florida, Idaho, Virginia, Nevada, Washington, Maryland, and Pennsylvania as well as 2 international locations.

Among 10 analysts covering The Habit Restaurants Inc (NASDAQ:HABT), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. The Habit Restaurants Inc had 21 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, August 3. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 23 by Guggenheim. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Thursday, August 3. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $16.0 target in Monday, September 11 report. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Market Perform”. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, August 19 by Raymond James. The stock of The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:HABT) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Wedbush. Wedbush downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, September 26 report. Tigress Financial upgraded the shares of HABT in report on Tuesday, November 17 to “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co upgraded the shares of HABT in report on Wednesday, March 2 to “Outperform” rating.

Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel Llc holds 4.88% of its portfolio in Grand Canyon Education, Inc. for 514,450 shares. Van Berkom & Associates Inc. owns 1.34 million shares or 4.36% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Harvest Capital Strategies Llc has 4.34% invested in the company for 250,000 shares. The Minnesota-based Riverbridge Partners Llc has invested 4.18% in the stock. Lyon Street Capital Llc, a California-based fund reported 88,826 shares.

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