Press coverage about Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) has been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Carrols Restaurant Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 48.5922932682009 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) opened at $12.55 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79, a current ratio of 0.95 and a quick ratio of 0.85. The firm has a market cap of $459.22, a PE ratio of 104.58, a PEG ratio of 2.61 and a beta of 0.13. Carrols Restaurant Group has a 52 week low of $9.90 and a 52 week high of $15.35.

Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The restaurant operator reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $283.97 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $274.59 million. Carrols Restaurant Group had a net margin of 0.98% and a return on equity of 5.37%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.04 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Carrols Restaurant Group will post 0.24 EPS for the current year.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, February 19th. Citigroup increased their price objective on shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from $13.00 to $15.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Carrols Restaurant Group presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.00.

In other news, CFO Paul R. Flanders sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.80, for a total value of $32,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Company insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.

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About Carrols Restaurant Group

Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc is a holding company and conducts all of its operations through its subsidiary, Carrols Corporation (Carrols) and Carrols’ subsidiary, Carrols LLC. The Company is a restaurant company and Burger King franchisee in the United States. As of January 1, 2017, the Company had owned and operated 753 Burger King restaurants under the name Burger King in 16 Northeastern, Midwestern and Southeastern states.

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