Kona Grill (KONA) Getting Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Analysis Finds
News coverage about Kona Grill (NASDAQ:KONA) has been trending somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news 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. Kona Grill earned a news impact score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.0710216446292 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
A number of research analysts recently commented on KONA shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Kona Grill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. ValuEngine cut Kona Grill from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Lake Street Capital lowered their price target on Kona Grill from $5.00 to $3.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 10th. Telsey Advisory Group lowered their price target on Kona Grill from $8.00 to $4.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Kona Grill in a report on Monday, July 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Kona Grill presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.17.
Kona Grill (NASDAQ:KONA) traded up $0.18 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $2.10. The company had a trading volume of 140,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 145,857. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07, a quick ratio of 0.42 and a current ratio of 0.54. Kona Grill has a one year low of $1.50 and a one year high of $13.50.
Kona Grill (NASDAQ:KONA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The restaurant operator reported ($0.33) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.22) by ($0.11). Kona Grill had a negative return on equity of 55.38% and a negative net margin of 15.32%. The business had revenue of $44.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $46.32 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.24) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis.
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Kona Grill Company Profile
Kona Grill, Inc owns and operates upscale casual dining restaurants under the name Kona Grill. The Company owns and operates approximately 40 restaurants in 20 states throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Its high-volume upscale casual restaurants feature a global menu of contemporary American favorites and sushi.
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