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The Habit Restaurants (HABT) Slides on Post-IPO Euphoria


Shares of Irvine, California based The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (HABT) fell on Tuesday, against the backdrop of a mixed market on Wall Street overall. The stock was down $4.54 per share, falling 13.16% to close at $29.95, on volume of 2,321,576 shares. The decline was a pullback from a strong rise in the stock since
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