Press coverage about Zoe’s Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES) has trended positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Zoe’s Kitchen earned a daily sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 45.0268232501286 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Zoe’s Kitchen, Inc. (ZOES) has a value of $12.50 per share While Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) is stand at $279.45 – Stocks Gallery (stocksgallery.com)
- Zoe’s Kitchen CEO blames hurricanes for Q3 sales decreases – Fast Casual (fastcasual.com)
- Zoe’s Kitchen, Inc. (ZOES) to Post Q1 2018 Earnings of $0.01 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zoe’s Kitchen, Inc. (ZOES) – Lookout Unusual Volume stock – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Zoe’s Kitchen, Inc. (ZOES) Stock Rating Upgraded by Jefferies Group LLC (americanbankingnews.com)
ZOES has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Zoe’s Kitchen from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Telsey Advisory Group upgraded Zoe’s Kitchen from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $15.00 to $17.00 in a report on Thursday, August 17th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Zoe’s Kitchen in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Credit Suisse Group cut their price target on Zoe’s Kitchen from $13.00 to $12.50 and set an “underperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $15.00 price target on shares of Zoe’s Kitchen in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $17.15.
Shares of Zoe’s Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES) traded up $1.49 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $12.50. 2,794,800 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 489,320. Zoe’s Kitchen has a one year low of $10.77 and a one year high of $27.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a current ratio of 0.63 and a quick ratio of 0.54.
Zoe’s Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The restaurant operator reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Zoe’s Kitchen had a net margin of 0.12% and a negative return on equity of 0.67%. The company had revenue of $77.85 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $78.67 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.04 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 15.7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Zoe’s Kitchen will post -0.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In related news, Director A Alexander Taylor II acquired 3,100 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 22nd. The stock was bought at an average cost of $12.87 per share, with a total value of $39,897.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 7,508 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $96,627.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 3.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.
About Zoe’s Kitchen
Zoe’s Kitchen, Inc develops and operates fast-casual restaurants serving a menu of fresh, wholesome, Mediterranean-inspired dishes delivered with Southern hospitality. The Company’s menu offers meals made from scratch using produce, proteins and other ingredients, including its appetizers, soups, salads and kabobs.
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