The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (HABT) Reaches $8.90 After 9.00% Down Move; Neuralstem (CUR) Shorts Up By 2.45%

April 17, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Neuralstem Inc (NASDAQ:CUR) had an increase of 2.45% in short interest. CUR’s SI was 781,600 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 2.45% from 762,900 shares previously. With 90,500 avg volume, 9 days are for Neuralstem Inc (NASDAQ:CUR)’s short sellers to cover CUR’s short positions. The stock decreased 4.46% or $0.0802 during the last trading session, reaching $1.7198. About 195,845 shares traded. Neuralstem, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUR) has declined 70.05% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 81.60% the S&P500.

The stock of The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:HABT) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 2.20% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $8.9. About 65,896 shares traded. The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:HABT) has declined 47.13% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 58.68% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months negative chart setup for the $231.62M company. It was reported on Apr, 17 by Barchart.com. We have $8.10 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:HABT worth $20.85 million less.

Neuralstem, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the research and development of nervous system therapies based on its proprietary human neuronal stem cells and small molecule compounds. The company has market cap of $26.07 million. The companyÂ’s stem cell based technology enables the isolation and expansion of human neural stem cells from various areas of the developing human brain and spinal cord enabling the generation of physiologically relevant human neurons of various types. It currently has negative earnings. It is developing products include NSI-189, a chemical entity, which is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of major depressive disorder, as well as is in preclinical programs for the MCAO stroke, type 1 and 2 diabetes related neuropathy, irradiation-induced cognition, long-term potentiation enhancement, and angelman syndrome.

The Habit Restaurants, Inc., a holding company, operates fast casual restaurants under The Habit Burger Grill name. The company has market cap of $231.62 million. It specializes in offering fresh made-to-order char-grilled burgers and sandwiches featuring choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken, and sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame; and salads, as well as sides, shakes, and malts. It currently has negative earnings. As of March 2, 2017, the firm operated approximately 170 restaurants in 15 locations in California, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, Florida, Idaho, Virginia, Nevada, Washington, and Maryland, the United States; and the United Arab Emirates.

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 25 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Tuesday, December 1. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Monday, October 9. As per Wednesday, August 19, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. Cowen & Co upgraded The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:HABT) on Wednesday, March 2 to “Outperform” rating. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. The stock of The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:HABT) earned “Buy” rating by Wedbush on Thursday, August 3. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, August 28 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, March 1 by Cowen & Co. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $40 target in Saturday, August 22 report.

Analysts await The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:HABT) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.03 EPS, down 66.67% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.09 per share. HABT’s profit will be $780,752 for 74.17 P/E if the $0.03 EPS becomes a reality.

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