Passport Capital Ups Habit Restaurants Stake ~ market folly

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Passport Capital Ups Habit Restaurants Stake

John Burbank's hedge fund firm Passport Capital has filed a 13G with the SEC regarding shares of Habit Restaurants (HABT).  Per the filing, Passport now owns 5.6% of HABT with 1 million shares.

This is up from the 429,257 shares they owned at the end of the second quarter.  The filing was made due to activity on August 22nd.

For more from this manager, we've previously posted up notes from Burbank's talk at the SALT Conference.

Per Google Finance, The Habit Restaurant is "a fast casual restaurant company. The Company is engaged in preparing made-to-order char-grilled burgers and sandwiches featuring tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it offers salads, sides, shakes and malts. The Company prepares its burgers with char-grilled preparation, topped with caramelized onions, melted cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. The Company's Char burgers menu includes Double Char burger, Mushroom Char, Teriyaki Char burger, BBQ Bacon Char Burger and Santa Barbara Style. Its Sandwich menu includes Chicken, Tri-tip, Albacore Tuna, Veggie burger, Chicken club and Pastrami. The Company operates at over 140 locations in over 10 markets in approximately nine states. It operates a variety of restaurant formats, including end-cap, free-standing, inline and drive-in, primarily within suburban shopping centers and retail settings."

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