CMG : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Panera's Food Policy on Track: To Offer Additive-Free Food - ...

    December 18, 2014
    Panera Bread Company (PNRA) has recently provided details on its comprehensive Food Policy, introduced in June, regarding ...
  2. Bull of the Day: Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) - Bull of the Day

    October 13, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) - Bull of the Day
  3. Bear of the Day: Bloomin' Brands (BLMN) - Bear of the Day

    October 6, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Bloomin' Brands (BLMN) - Bear of the Day
  4. U.S. Restaurants Slog Through a Weak Industry - Industry Outlook

    September 19, 2014
    U.S. Restaurants Slog Through a Weak Industry - Industry Outlook
  5. This Stock Is Up 1,440%... And Could Still Double

    August 28, 2014
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) has had an absolutely amazing run. Since going public in January 2006, the highly ...
  6. Bear of the Day: Panera (PNRA) - Bear of the Day

    August 21, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Panera (PNRA) - Bear of the Day
  7. Bull of the Day: Chipotle (CMG) - Bull of the Day

    July 25, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Chipotle (CMG) - Bull of the Day
  8. A Herd of S&P 500 Q2 Earnings Reports - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 21, 2014
    We'll see a high volume of Q2 earnings reports this week, with more 140 S&P 500 members posting results.
  9. Costs Taking a Bite Out of Restaurant Stocks - Industry Outlook

    May 21, 2014
    Costs Taking a Bite Out of Restaurant Stocks - Industry Outlook
  10. Restaurant Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 28, 2014
    Restaurant Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  11. McDonald's recent earnings trailed analyst expectations.

    McDonald's Wings Not So Mighty As Sales Suffer

    October 21, 2013
    Shares of McDonalds, fell 61 cents to $94.59 on Monday after it reported sales for the quarter ended September 30 of $7.23 ...
  12. Bear of the Day: Yum (YUM) - Bear of the Day

    October 21, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Yum (YUM) - Bear of the Day
  13. 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. ...
  14. Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) climbed by double digits Friday, a day after the fast-food chain reported that its third-quarter earnings

    Chipotle Is Sizzling On Wall Street

    October 18, 2013
    Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) climbed by double digits Friday, a day after the fast-food chain reported that ...
  15. McDonald's facing challenges to growth

    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 ...
  16. Potbelly Sandwich Shop's goal is to create toasty sandwiches to order using high quality meats, cheeses and veggies and get the patron through the line really fast.

    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 ...
  17. McDonald's Has Eased Off, But Hardly Cheap

    July 22, 2013
    A rotation away from consumer stocks is pressuring McDonald's, as is short-term weakness in sales growth.
  18. 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 ...
  19. Zacks#1 Ranked Precious Metals Funds - Best of Funds

    June 25, 2013
    In this article we share with you 5 top rated precious metals mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) ...
  20. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Precious Metals Funds - Best of Funds

    June 13, 2013
    Precious metals have always been a solid investment choice, especially in times of economic uncertainty
  21. Chipotle Executing Well, But Valuation Leaves No Margin Of Error

    May 14, 2013
    Weak traffic isn't worrying investors who still prize Chipotle's mid-teens operating growth.
  22. Sysco's Reputation Seems More Durable Than Its Growth

    May 7, 2013
    Sysco seems to be trading more on reputation than reality today.
  23. Starbucks' Special Model Is Valuable, But Maybe Not This Valuable

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

    March 27, 2013
    Sonic still can't seem to get back in a sales growth groove.
  25. Chipotle Still Getting The Benefit Of The Doubt

    February 8, 2013
    Chipotle needs to reignite the growth to validate the price.
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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, ...
  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. McDonald's and Other Services Stocks Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 19, 2012
    The Nasdaq has fallen 1.6%, the S&P 500 has fallen 1% and the Dow has declined 1.1% on a bad morning for the market. ...
  33. CMG Fails to Meet Both Estimates - Analyst Blog

    October 19, 2012
    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) has reported third-quarter 2012 earnings of $2.27 per share, which fell shy of the Zacks ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. WSR Continues Acquisition Binge - Analyst Blog

    October 2, 2012
    Texas-based Whitestone REIT (WSR) recently completed the acquisition of a 310,979 square foot upscale community center named ...
  36. Create A Rip Van Winkle Portfolio With These 4 Stocks - Investment ...

    September 24, 2012
    There is a difference between trading in stocks and investing in them but too often they get confused as being the same thing. ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. Sysco Muddling Through

    August 16, 2012
    Sysco is doing better than the restaurant industry, but not better enough.
  39. 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.
  40. 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 ...
  41. Street To Chipotle - Queremos More Growth, Now!

    July 20, 2012
    Chipotle's weakening comps disrupt a model that had no room for error.
  42. 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.
  43. 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 ...
  44. Time To Cash In After Whole Foods Stock Sale

    May 15, 2012
    Whole Foods remains an excellent company with a phenomenal future ahead of it.
  45. Amazon's Earnings Don't Justify Price

    April 27, 2012
    Amazon will have to continue delivering the goods, but more importantly, start showing improving profitability margins. Otherwise, ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 Timothy Lutts ...
  48. Chipotle Just Keeps Getting Hotter

    April 20, 2012
    Chipotle's results continue to be the exception in the restaurant industry, but valuation has been inflated by excitement ...
  49. Burger King Coming Back To The Market

    April 9, 2012
    Burger King's quick return to the market raises questions.
  50. Popeyes Is No Turkey

    March 13, 2012
    AFC, the parent company of Popeyes chicken, offers solid earnings growth at a somewhat reasonable valuation.
  51. Good Growth Low P/E Stocks

    March 13, 2012
    Investors need not pay nosebleed prices for growth companies.
  52. 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.
  53. Yum! Brands Gives Its Skeptics Indigestion

    February 9, 2012
    Yum! saw fine growth in the fourth quarter, largely due to its successful operations in China, and its stock is fairly valued. ...
  54. Chipotle Still Sizzling

    February 3, 2012
    While Chipotle will likely see strong business in 2012, an investment in the fast food company may not be as hot.
  55. Arcos Dorados - Rare Or Overcooked?

    December 22, 2011
    Arcos Dorados has risks aplenty, but it could reward patient growth investors.
  56. 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 ...
  57. ConocoPhillips Is A Strong Buy

    July 28, 2011
    This oil giant has been experiencing strong top and bottom line growth over the last three years, yet remains undervalued. ...
  58. 2 Key Concepts for All Investors

    July 24, 2011
    Whether you’re a beginning or experienced investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you specific investment advice, ...
  59. Food Costs Bite Chipotle

    July 22, 2011
    Given the benign sell off in the stock price, it appears that most investors see many more quarters of solid growth ahead. ...
  60. Wendy’s Sheds Arby’s, Now What?

    July 7, 2011
    Fast food chain Wendy's completed the sale of its Arby's chain to private equity firm Roark Capital Management.
  61. Is Chipotle Too Expensive?

    June 14, 2011
    Chipotle's stock is off slightly from its 52-week high. Is the stock a good deal, or is it too pricey?
  62. Waiting To Warm Up To Middleby

    May 16, 2011
    Middleby continues to build share, but the stock is no bargain.
  63. Wendy's Flat But Focused

    May 12, 2011
    The chain is optimistic its initiatives and planned sale of its Arby's unit will clear the path for future growth.
  64. Chipotle Still Smokin'

    April 25, 2011
    Chipotle has gone beyond any reasonable valuation, but that won't matter if growth stays strong.
  65. 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.
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. Chipotle's Grillin' Growth

    February 15, 2011
    Chipotle Mexican Grill continues to grow at a blistering pace, as its fourth quarter and full year results show.
  69. Good Stocks Vs. Good Businesses

    January 18, 2011
    Contrary to popular belief, it's better to pay a fair price for a great company than a great price for a fair one. We'll ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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
  72. Jack Should Set Qdoba Free

    November 25, 2010
    Jack in the Box continues to see diverging performance of its two restaurant concepts.
  73. Tim Hortons' Success Less Certain In U.S.

    November 16, 2010
    Tim Hortons is a household name in Canada, but its expansion prospects are less successful south of the border.
  74. 4 NYSE Stocks Showing Triple-Digit Growth

    November 12, 2010
    Four stocks from four different industries boast yields of 100% or more.
  75. 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 ...
  76. Sysco Still On Simmer

    November 9, 2010
    Sysco is growing a bit, but not enough to be interesting.
  77. 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.
  78. Burger King Offers Affordable Overseas Growth

    August 25, 2010
    Burger King has its sights firmly set on international growth opportunities.
  79. 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 ...
  80. The Next McDonald's

    June 30, 2010
    Should investors take a nibble on any of the chains looking to unseat McDonald's?
  81. 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.
  82. Chipotle Keeps Rolling

    February 16, 2010
    Chipotle could be a tasty meal at these prices.
  83. Fast Food Players Look Unappetizing

    January 15, 2010
    Sonic's struggles are not uncommon in the fast-food industry.
  84. Good Stocks Vs. Good Businesses

    January 11, 2010
    Contrary to popular belief, it's better to pay a fair price for a great company than a great price for a fair one. We'll ...
  85. Potential Spin-Offs In 2010

    January 6, 2010
    These potential spin offs could garner some interest in the near future.
  86. 5 Stocks That Short Sellers Desire

    December 11, 2009
    Short-sellers may have been scared straight in recent months, but will that trend continue?
  87. 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. ...
  88. No Spice Left At Chipotle

    July 28, 2009
    We look at whether Chipotle has already peaked as an investment.
  89. 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. ...
  90. Learning From The Market's Mistakes

    October 26, 2007
    We examine how the crash of 1987 and the recent subprime meltdown serve as important learning experiences for investors. ...
  91. CMGI's Reverse Split Could Backfire (CMGI)

    October 2, 2007
    CMGI is planning a 1-for-10 reverse split. This move could turn off small investors and fail to impress institutional investors. ...
  92. 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.
  93. 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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