Media stories about Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Carrols Restaurant Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.9574426125357 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

TAST has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Carrols Restaurant Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Raymond James Financial reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $15.50 price target on shares of Carrols Restaurant Group in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Citigroup upped their price target on Carrols Restaurant Group from $13.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th. UBS downgraded Carrols Restaurant Group from a “strong-buy” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Carrols Restaurant Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $15.25.

Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ TAST) opened at $12.70 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79, a current ratio of 0.95 and a quick ratio of 0.85. Carrols Restaurant Group has a 12-month low of $9.90 and a 12-month high of $17.55. The stock has a market capitalization of $457.41, a price-to-earnings ratio of 105.42, a P/E/G ratio of 4.74 and a beta of 0.18.

Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The restaurant operator reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.11 by ($0.03). Carrols Restaurant Group had a net margin of 3.13% and a return on equity of 4.61%. The firm had revenue of $258.24 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $277.00 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.13 earnings per share. Carrols Restaurant Group’s revenue was up 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Carrols Restaurant Group will post 0.13 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, CFO Paul R. Flanders sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was 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 can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Daniel T. Accordino sold 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.06, for a total transaction of $653,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,147,860 shares in the company, valued at $14,991,051.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 58,900 shares of company stock worth $767,944. 5.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Carrols Restaurant Group Company Profile

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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