CMG : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Bear of the Day: Yum (YUM) - Bear of the Day

    October 21, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Yum (YUM) - Bear of the Day
  2. McDonald's Earnings Preview: Was The Menu Tinkering Worth It? ...

    October 19, 2013
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) is scheduled to report its third-quarter results Monday, October 21, before the markets open. ...
  3. The Many Challenges To McDonald's Growth

    October 4, 2013
    Ever since Don Thompson became Chief Executive of McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) last year, he has had a rough go of it. Wall ...
  4. Five Reasons Not To Bite Into Potbelly's IPO

    September 25, 2013
    Potbelly Corporation set the terms for its IPO September 23. If you include the underwriters over-allotment, the Chicago-based ...
  5. Benzinga Market Primer, Friday July 19

    July 19, 2013
    Futures Slide On Weak Earnings U.S. equity futures slid overnight following weak earnings reports from tech giants Microsoft ...
  6. Earnings Expectations for the Week of July 15

    July 14, 2013
    The earnings season ramps up this week, providing plenty of perspective on how the financial and technology sectors fared ...
  7. Noodles Doubles In IPO Debut: Time To Sell?

    July 3, 2013
    Fast Casual restaurant chain Noodles and Company (Nasdaq:NDLS) priced its IPO June 27 at $18. In its first day of trading ...
  8. Does Obama Care About US Eateries? - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    The Affordable Care Act or Obamacare is indirectly posing a threat to the US restaurant industry.
  9. Restaurant Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 4, 2013
    Restaurant Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  10. Restaurant Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 4, 2013
    Restaurant Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  11. Starbucks' Special Model Is Valuable, But Maybe Not This Valuable

    April 26, 2013
    Starbucks continues to deliver good execution, but the valuation demands greatness.
  12. Sonic Still In A Tricky Spot

    March 27, 2013
    Sonic still can't seem to get back in a sales growth groove.
  13. Chipotle Barely Meets Zacks Estimate - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) has reported fourth-quarter 2012 earnings of $1.95 per share, which were in line with the ...
  14. Restaurant Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    February 5, 2013
    The year 2012 started on a relatively positive note for U.S. restaurants. That scenario changed gradually as sales momentum ...
  15. Restaurant Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Industry Outlook

    February 5, 2013
    The year 2012 started on a relatively positive note for U.S. restaurants. That scenario changed gradually as sales momentum ...
  16. Optimism to Pick Up? - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    The ISM report today will likely give stocks the reason to reverse some of the losses from Monday. But the relative dearth ...
  17. Ahead of Wall Street - February 5, 2013 - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 5, 2013
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 The ISM report today will likely give stocks the reason to reverse some of the losses from Monday. ...
  18. Chipotle to Cater Beyond Stores - Analyst Blog

    January 18, 2013
    In order to counter sluggish same-store sales performance in a cutthroat environment, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) is ...
  19. Kimco Adds Santee Trolley Square - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    Kimco Realty Corp. (KIM) announced the addition of the Santee Trolley Square in suburban San Diego to its portfolio. Particularly, ...
  20. 15 Underperforming Stocks to Sell Today

    January 16, 2013
    So far in 2013, we've seen the market basically tread water. After the huge fiscal cliff deal inspired buying in the first ...
  21. The Smart Money Loves These 10 Stocks

    January 14, 2013
    During the past 10 years, the best hedge funds have consistently produced market-beating returns, driving huge capital inflows ...
  22. NYSE Stocks, Including, Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 26, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the market is not looking good. The Nasdaq has fallen 1.1%; the S&P 500 is down 0.6%; and the ...
  23. The Secret Ratio That Predicts Winning Stocks Time and Again

    December 26, 2012
    Ever wonder how the most successful investors do it, correctly calling stock picks time and again?   They must know something ...
  24. Services Stocks, Including, Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 18, 2012
    The market is doing well so far today. The Nasdaq has moved up 1.1%; the S&P 500 is up 0.8%; and the Dow has risen 0.6%. ...
  25. Chipotle Approves Share Buyback - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) recently announced the approval of a new stock repurchase program of $100 million of its ...
  26. Red Robin Reauthorizes Share Buyback - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (RRGB), a chain of casual dinning restaurants, recently announced that its board of directors ...
  27. China Mobile Ltd and More Big Movers in Services on November ...

    November 21, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq has moved little, the S&P 500 has increased 0.1% and the Dow is trading up 0.2%. ...
  28. Familiar Challenges Show Up For Manitowoc Too

    November 7, 2012
    Even with mid-to-high single-digit revenue growth, Manitowoc is going to have to show a higher, more consistent level of ...
  29. Sysco Can't Fight A Low Tide

    November 7, 2012
    Sysco's volume growth is weak, but this isn't a one quarter story. What Sysco has achieved over the years is remarkable, ...
  30. Services Stocks, Including Discovery, Making Big Moves on November ...

    November 6, 2012
    The Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.4% and the Dow is up 0.6% after the morning's trading. The ...
  31. Has A Bad Year Put Chipotle In Value Territory?

    October 19, 2012
    Can Chipotle restore its luster as a growth stock? There is still downside risk in what is still a very highly-valued restaurant ...
  32. Stocks over $100: Love 'Em or Hate 'Em? - Analyst Blog

    October 13, 2012
    In stock investing, $100 a share used to be a magic number. Before electronic trading and low-priced Internet trades, $1 ...
  33. Chipotle Mexica and More Big Movers on the NYSE on October 2, ...

    October 2, 2012
    After this morning's trading, the Nasdaq is trading up 0.4%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.1% and the Dow is down 0.2%. Formerly ...
  34. Chipotle Mexica and Other Big Movers In Services on October 2, ...

    October 2, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has risen 0.4%, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.1% and the Dow has slipped 0.2%. These are the biggest ...
  35. China Telecom Corporation Limited Among Services' Biggest Movers ...

    September 17, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq falling 0.2%, the S&P 500 decreasing 0.2% and the Dow down 0.2%. The Services ...
  36. Chipotle Mexica and Other NYSE Stocks Making Big Moves on September ...

    September 7, 2012
    The Nasdaq has decreased 0.2%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.3% and the Dow has been relatively flat this morning. The NYSE ...
  37. Among Services' Biggest Movers on September 7, 2012

    September 7, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq has fallen 0.2%, the S&P 500 is up 0.3% and the Dow has moved little. The biggest ...
  38. Panera Declares Share Repurchase - Analyst Blog

    August 27, 2012
    Panera Bread Co. (PNRA), a chain of bakery-café quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada, recently announced ...
  39. Sysco Muddling Through

    August 16, 2012
    Sysco is doing better than the restaurant industry, but not better enough.
  40. Two More Reheats Heading To The IPO Market

    August 7, 2012
    CKE Restaurants and Bloomin' Brands are coming back to the public markets for a second time.
  41. Services Sector's Biggest Movers: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. ...

    August 3, 2012
    It's been a good morning for the market. The Nasdaq has climbed 2.2%; the S&P 500 has moved up 2%; and the Dow is up 1.8%. ...
  42. Bet on Higher Food Prices with These Three ETFs - ETF News And ...

    July 25, 2012
    With the exception of a few days here and there, this summer has delivered sweltering heat across much of the nation. Temperatures ...
  43. Sonic Not Breaking The Sound Barrier With Its Growth

    June 26, 2012
    Sonic is struggling to leverage a differentiated menu and store concept into real growth. If it can't improve its free cash ...
  44. Food Stocks For The Long Run

    June 26, 2012
    Food certainly is not an exciting business, but excitement invites competition and competition can disrupt profits.
  45. Restaurant Stock Review & Outlook - June 2012 - Industry Outlook

    June 20, 2012
    The U.S. restaurant industry has ended the first half of 2012 on a positive note despite nagging sovereign debt issues in ...
  46. Remaining Neutral on Chipotle - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2012
    We are maintaining our long-term Neutral recommendation on Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG), a chain of restaurants located ...
  47. Red Robin Maintained at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2012
    We are maintaining our long-term Neutral recommendation on Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (RRGB), a casual dining restaurant ...
  48. 3 Reasons To Own Bravo Brio Restaurant Group

    May 16, 2012
    While Bravo Brio is down 12% for the past year, this little known micro-cap is up 33% since its IPO and is financing new ...
  49. Wendy's In For A Long, Hard Road

    May 9, 2012
    Wendy's showed pretty much no progress in the first quarter.
  50. Panera Well Off The Value Menu

    May 3, 2012
    Panera continues to be one of the best-performing restaurants in the U.S. However, when it comes to core fundamental valuation, ...
  51. McDonald's Is Made For Investors

    April 24, 2012
    McDonald's growth in recent years has been nothing short of stellar, and is expected to continue at a very steady and respectable ...
  52. 6 Increasingly Popular Growth Stocks

    April 21, 2012
    The old saw “Don't fight the tape” is most true when dealing with growth stocks like the ones below, writes ...
  53. 3 Small Caps with Good Earnings Records

    April 19, 2012
    Not only are large, liquid market leaders earnings winners, but so are some of the little-known small caps. Here are three ...
  54. The Insider's Guide to Food Investing-Including 38 Picks!

    April 19, 2012
    It’s time to be bullish on everything related to food—restaurants, food producers, fertilizers, equipment makers, ...
  55. The Most Overbought S&P 500 Stocks

    April 17, 2012
    The market’s correction and these stocks’ close proximity to technically overbought levels could cause them to ...
  56. Burger King Coming Back To The Market

    April 9, 2012
    Burger King's quick return to the market raises questions.
  57. 3 Reasons To Own Bob Evans

    March 28, 2012
    Bob Evans is in the midst of a company wide conversion of its restaurants. To date, the renovated locations are outperforming. ...
  58. Good Growth Low P/E Stocks

    March 13, 2012
    Investors need not pay nosebleed prices for growth companies.
  59. Popeyes Is No Turkey

    March 13, 2012
    AFC, the parent company of Popeyes chicken, offers solid earnings growth at a somewhat reasonable valuation.
  60. Wendy's Looks To Be A Cut Above

    March 7, 2012
    Wendy’s has much work to do to revitalize what used to be an iconic restaurant brand.
  61. Navellier's Top Dividend Picks

    March 2, 2012
    Louis Navellier reviews the top dividend-paying stocks in his portfolio, which has an overall yield of over 4%. Louis, ...
  62. Sonic Stuck In Neutral

    January 6, 2012
    Sonic has been a value trap for shareholders.
  63. 4 Stocks Starting 2012 with Strength

    January 6, 2012
    These stocks are getting key moving average support near 52-week highs, trader and author Steve Burns tells ...
  64. Arcos Dorados - Rare Or Overcooked?

    December 22, 2011
    Arcos Dorados has risks aplenty, but it could reward patient growth investors.
  65. Fibonacci Analysis for Option Traders

    December 22, 2011
    Technician Carolyn Boroden uses Fibonacci time and price analysis to uncover compelling trade set-ups, but prefers to execute ...
  66. An Activist Investor Cooks Up Further Criticism Of Cracker Barrel

    November 28, 2011
    Competing restaurant concepts look more appealing than Cracker Barrel.
  67. Jack In The Box Ends Its Year On A High Note

    November 25, 2011
    Despite a strong finish to its fiscal year, Jack in the Box's investment appeal is more dubious.
  68. Panera Bread Serves Higher Profits

    October 28, 2011
    Growth in the the fast-casual segment of the restaurant industry has Panera sizzling.
  69. McDonald's Golden Arches Pour Profits

    October 25, 2011
    McDonald's is booming in this current environment with quality food at an affordable price.
  70. BJ's Restaurants: Expensive But Worth It

    October 21, 2011
    BJ's Restaurants is a top-performing stock in the restaurant industry in 2011. The stock is expensive but there's good reason ...
  71. As China Goes, So Goes Yum! Brands

    October 12, 2011
    Fears of the market slowing in China sent Yum! Brands' stocks down. However, its long-term prospects are still looking up.
  72. Wendy's Makes Slight Gains

    August 15, 2011
    Wendy's showed some slight earnings gains in its latest quarter, as it tries to ramp up in the wake of getting rid of Arby's.
  73. 6 Agricultural Names to Feed the World

    July 30, 2011
    Ramesh Gulati is eyeing companies equipped to meet infrastructure needs in the agricultural sector. In today's interview, ...
  74. 5 Restaurant Stocks Worth a Nibble

    July 29, 2011
    Even in tough economies, restaurants have been able to outpace many other segments of the consumer discretionary segment. ...
  75. Is The U.S. Holding Back Yum! Brands?

    July 15, 2011
    YUM! is a study in contrasts, and may benefit by focusing on the growth opportunities outside the U.S.
  76. 14 Growth Stocks Beating the Market

    July 15, 2011
    Joel Klein of Klein Asset Management gives Kate Stalter his view on growth names that are currently outperforming the indices. ...
  77. 8 Growth Names to Watch Now

    July 9, 2011
    With the new market uptrend, a number of growth names with strong fundamentals are showing healthy chart action. Kier McDonough ...
  78. 6 High-Flying S&P 500 Stocks

    July 7, 2011
    Check out six S&P 500 stocks that are returning more than 60%.
  79. Sonic Fine-Tuning Its Strategy

    June 28, 2011
    Sonic represents a value play in the fast food industry.
  80. Another Look at Wendy's

    April 15, 2011
    In addition to the planned sale of its Arby's division, Wendy's announced a detailed, extensive turnaround plan.
  81. Wendy's Investors Hungry For Change

    March 7, 2011
    Wendy's investors await the sale of Arby's in the hope it will mean value and growth for the company.
  82. Domino's Continues To Deliver On Recipe Revamp

    March 4, 2011
    Domino's Pizza continued to show growth from its revamped reciped initiative. In a highly-competitve pizza sector, Domino's ...
  83. Red Robin's Q4 Results Show Progress

    February 22, 2011
    This burger chain's most recent performance suggests good things to come over the next few years.
  84. Buffalo Wild Wings Priced For Growth

    February 15, 2011
    Buffalo Wild Wings' fourth-quarter results demonstrate it is still easily able to leverage strong sales growth into even ...
  85. McDonald's Seems A Bit Overcooked

    January 25, 2011
    McDonald's is a solid and steady combination of quality and dividend growth, but its no bargain at today's prices.
  86. Sonic Tries To Sizzle

    January 10, 2011
    Sonic has been in the process of re-working itself and stemming its declines. The market thinks better things are ahead.
  87. Ruby Tuesday's Dubious Diversification Strategy

    January 7, 2011
    Ruby Tuesday's near-term prospects have improved markedly, but ambitions to diversify into other restaurant concepts are ...
  88. What's Your Stock's Repurchase Premium?

    December 23, 2010
    Take a closer look at your favorite stock's statement of equity; you never know what you're going to find
  89. 5 Stocks From The Tiger Portfolio

    November 26, 2010
    Hedge fund Tiger Consumer Management LLC owns 35 consumer stocks, but only five have been held since the fund's inception ...
  90. Jack Should Set Qdoba Free

    November 25, 2010
    Jack in the Box continues to see diverging performance of its two restaurant concepts.
  91. Wendy's Continues To Wobble

    November 17, 2010
    Wendy's/Arby's posted a losing quarter, with revenue, income and same-store sales all down. Find out if this burger baron ...
  92. 4 NYSE Stocks Showing Triple-Digit Growth

    November 12, 2010
    Four stocks from four different industries boast yields of 100% or more.
  93. Papa John's Targeting Overseas Growth

    November 9, 2010
    Papa John's has a solid history of leveraging low single-digit sales growth into double-digit earnings growth over the past ...
  94. Sysco Still On Simmer

    November 9, 2010
    Sysco is growing a bit, but not enough to be interesting.
  95. Rising Meat Prices And The Fast Food Industry

    October 15, 2010
    Meat prices surged this year and continue to rise, accompanied by the lowest per-capita beef supply since 1952.
  96. Krispy Kreme Turns Donuts Into Dollars

    September 8, 2010
    Krispy Kreme has finally strung together several positive quarters, and is making a strong statement in its fast food niche.
  97. Burger King Offers Affordable Overseas Growth

    August 25, 2010
    Burger King has its sights firmly set on international growth opportunities.
  98. Roll With Your Spinoff

    August 17, 2010
    If you own a stock that's contemplating a spinoff, consider the possibility that the new entity rather than the parent is ...
  99. Restaurant Rebound Unlikely To Last

    August 5, 2010
    Though the casual dining market has seen some progress recently, profit gains are likely to decelerate.
  100. The Next McDonald's

    June 30, 2010
    Should investors take a nibble on any of the chains looking to unseat McDonald's?
  101. Darden Looks Appetizing

    June 25, 2010
    Darden stands out for its unique ability to keep more mature restaurant concepts healthy, growing and profitable.
  102. 5 Stocks To Buy On Weakness

    May 26, 2010
    These stocks may be a good buy if the market pushes them a little further down.
  103. A Mixed Menu At Yum! Brands

    April 16, 2010
    Yum's U.S. operations will continue to be a drag on overall sales and profit growth.
  104. Darden Over Its Food Coma

    March 25, 2010
    Darden has experienced significant share price gains, but further gains will need to stem primarily from profit improvements.
  105. Yum! Brands Not So Yummy Earnings

    February 11, 2010
    Yum! Brands posted flat revenue for the quarter. The Street wants to see same store sales beef up domestically.
  106. Whole Foods: Pricey But Irresistible

    February 9, 2010
    A long-term view of Whole Foods suggests that even today, the shares are a wholesome investment.
  107. Starbucks Pours It On

    January 25, 2010
    Starbucks is keeping things hot despite a cold economic climate.
  108. Potential Spin-Offs In 2010

    January 6, 2010
    These potential spin offs could garner some interest in the near future.
  109. 5 Stocks That Short Sellers Desire

    December 11, 2009
    Short-sellers may have been scared straight in recent months, but will that trend continue?
  110. A Mixed Menu At Yum! Brands

    December 8, 2009
    Yum! needs a more appetizing risk/reward tradeoff.
  111. Yum! Builds Its Competitive Edge

    October 8, 2009
    Yum! remains a compelling play for those seeking exposure to the less competitive overseas restaurant industry.
  112. The Virtues Of Patience

    August 25, 2009
    If you want to be a great investor, extraordinary intelligence won’t do it; instead, you have to have control of your emotions.
  113. Investor Indigestion At Yum! Brands

    July 20, 2009
    Despite beating analyst's expectations, Yum! is relying too heavily on China for growth and also continues to struggle in ...
  114. Whole Foods: The Business Vs. The Stock

    May 25, 2009
    Liking a company and liking their stock are two very different things. This simple fact can help you make smart stock decisions.
  115. Wild Earnings For Buffalo Wild Wings

    May 4, 2009
    This eatery has proved to be a steady, profitable performer - if not a star - of the fast food space.
  116. Darden Stock Stands Up For Sit-Down Dining

    March 12, 2009
    Casual dining restaurants have held up fairly well in the recession, which hints at long-term growth and sustainability.
  117. The Generation That Doesn't Cook (EAT)

    April 9, 2007
    A taste of Brinker International (EAT) - parent of Chili’s, On the Border, Maggiano’s, and Macaroni Grill.
  118. Mickey D's Still Worth The Dough? (MCD)

    November 6, 2006
    MCD has enjoyed a decent run on solid fundamentals, but it may be time to take some of its recently super-sized returns off ...
  119. Fast Food Nation!

    July 5, 2006
    With an economic slowdown looming, could these fast food stocks be set to take off?
  120. Time to 'Double Double' Down on Tim Hortons?

    March 24, 2006
    A look at the recent IPO of Canada's iconic quick serve restaurant chain, Tim Hortons.
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