Zoe’s Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES) Institutional Investor Sentiment Analysis

June 13, 2018 - By Elnora Patterson

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Sentiment for Zoe’s Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES)

Zoe’s Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES) institutional sentiment increased to 1 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.38, from 0.62 in 2017Q4. The ratio improved, as 37 active investment managers started new or increased equity positions, while 37 sold and reduced their positions in Zoe’s Kitchen. The active investment managers in our partner’s database reported: 17.73 million shares, up from 16.97 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Zoe’s Kitchen in their top 10 equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 11 Reduced: 26 Increased: 23 New Position: 14.

Zoe's Kitchen, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops and operates a chain of fast-casual restaurants. The company has market cap of $176.61 million. It operates a range of restaurant formats, including in-line, end-cap, and free-standing restaurants. It currently has negative earnings. As of May 25, 2017, the firm operated 219 owned and franchised restaurants in 20 states of the United States.

The stock decreased 1.11% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $9.01. About 82,145 shares traded. Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE:ZOES) has declined 46.60% since June 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 59.17% the S&P500.

Analysts await Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE:ZOES) to report earnings on August, 16. After $-0.13 actual EPS reported by Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -61.54 % EPS growth.

Robertson Opportunity Capital Llc holds 2.15% of its portfolio in Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. for 215,611 shares. Brown Capital Management Llc owns 3.28 million shares or 0.54% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Hhr Asset Management Llc has 0.45% invested in the company for 545,448 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Emerald Advisers Inc Pa has invested 0.29% in the stock. Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C., a Oklahoma-based fund reported 79,700 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 selling transactions for $19.37 million activity.

Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE:ZOES) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 20% of Zoe’s Kitchen’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Zoe’s Kitchen, 1 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $15.0 while the high is $20.0. The stock’s average target of $17.33 is 92.34% above today’s ($9.01) share price. ZOES was included in 6 notes of analysts from December 22, 2017. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, February 22. The stock of Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE:ZOES) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 25 by Maxim Group. On Friday, December 22 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE:ZOES) on Tuesday, January 2 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray on Friday, May 25 to “Sell”. William Blair downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, May 25 report.

More important recent Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE:ZOES) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Zoe’s Kitchen warns on delivery disruption” on May 25, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Zoe’s Kitchen: Management Needs To Focus”, Fool.com published: “Should You Buy Zoe’s Kitchen Stock at Its All-Time Lows?” on May 31, 2018. More interesting news about Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE:ZOES) was released by: Fool.com and their article: “Investors Sour on Zoe’s Kitchen” with publication date: May 31, 2018.

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