GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new stake in shares of Habit Restaurants Inc (NASDAQ:HABT) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 36,703 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock, valued at approximately $385,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP owned 0.14% of Habit Restaurants as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in Habit Restaurants by 6.9% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 83,760 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $1,336,000 after buying an additional 5,394 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in Habit Restaurants by 15.0% during the 3rd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 41,854 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $668,000 after buying an additional 5,445 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in Habit Restaurants by 43.9% during the 4th quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 29,000 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $304,000 after buying an additional 8,846 shares during the period. Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new stake in Habit Restaurants during the 3rd quarter valued at $187,000. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Habit Restaurants during the 3rd quarter valued at $249,000. 65.47% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of NASDAQ HABT opened at $10.86 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 0.97 and a quick ratio of 0.92. Habit Restaurants Inc has a 12 month low of $8.20 and a 12 month high of $18.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $282.97 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 63.88, a P/E/G ratio of 7.08 and a beta of 1.11.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Habit Restaurants from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, March 6th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Habit Restaurants from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 13th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Habit Restaurants from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. Finally, Wedbush restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Habit Restaurants in a report on Friday, March 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.67.

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Habit Restaurants Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT)

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