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  1. Chipotle Earnings Coming Up, What to Expect? (CMG)

    April 25, 2016
    True, the free burritos have helped get some customers back into its restaurants. But it's also costing Chipotle $70 million ...
  2. Chipotle's Future Still Challenged Beyond E.Coli (CMG)

    April 18, 2016
    Given Chipotle's struggles with foot traffic and declining profit margins, increased marketing costs may pressure Chipotle's ...
  3. The Market In 5 Minutes: Mamba Out

    April 14, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  4. Deconstructing Two Notorious Story Stocks (VRX, CMG)

    April 8, 2016
    Valeant and Chipotle are once-respected brands that have been undermined by scandals, but traders aren't complaining.
  5. The Market In 5 Minutes: Tuesday, April 5, 2016

    April 5, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  6. Chipotle, Down 7.5% in March, Mulls Beers & Burgers (CMG)

    April 4, 2016
    Since reaching their 52-week low of $399.14 on Jan.12, the shares have risen 16.4%, suggesting $400 might have been the bottom.
  7. Chipotle Wants to Sell You Burgers and Fries (CMG)

    March 31, 2016
    While it's encouraging the company is looking at every seed, including burgers for future growth, but losing focus can also ...
  8. Has Chipotle Stock Bottommed After E.Coli Scare? (CMG)

    March 28, 2016
    The focus is now on 2016 and beyond. More specifically, to what extent will Chipotle's near-term plans to regain customer ...
  9. Chipotle Gamifies Guac to Lure Customers (CMG)

    March 23, 2016
    Chipotle unveils another marketing gimmick to attract customers to its restaurant.
  10. When Will Chipotle Investors Lose Their Appetite?

    March 20, 2016
    It has been a rough six months for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG). Even before it was besieged with multiple food ...
  11. (VCR) Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate its top five holdings and their ...
  12. Chipotle Stock Dives on Loss Warning (CMG)

    March 16, 2016
    Assuming some customers are willing to forgive the company, the embattled burrito chain may eventually be able to restore ...
  13. Chipotle to Tie Executive Pay to Share Performance (CMG)

    March 14, 2016
    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) announced in an SEC filing Friday that it would tie compensation for top executives to ...
  14. 3 Volatile Consumer Discretionary Stocks for the Risk Taker (PCLN, ...

    March 11, 2016
    Learn why Priceline, Chipotle and Wynn Resorts represent a few of the best volatile stocks on the market for investors willing ...
  15. Chipotle Location Closed After Employees Fall Ill (CMG)

    March 9, 2016
    A Chipotle location outside of Boston has been closed for "full sanitation" after four employees at the restaurant reported ...
  16. The Winners and Losers in the Fast-Food Industry (MCD, BOJA)

    March 2, 2016
    Learn about the winners and losers among top chain restaurants in 2015. McDonald's finished a winner, while foodborne illness ...
  17. Chipotle's 2 Fundamental Changes to the Restaurant Industry (CMG)

    February 28, 2016
    Learn how Chipotle changed the fast-food industry by using fresh ingredients and rewarding great employees, and how the company ...
  18. Is Chipotle Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (CMG)

    February 22, 2016
    Learn about Chipotle's outlook and the stock's suitability for various retirement investments.
  19. Chipotle Seems Ready to Move Beyond E. Coli (CMG)

    February 22, 2016
    With the company's food cost ratio declining, which helped with the Q4 earnings beat, CMG stock -- despite the 32% one-month ...
  20. Chipotle's 3 Key Financial Ratios (CMG)

    February 19, 2016
    Explore why some financial ratios are most helpful in analyzing Chipotle's business amid its food safety scandal and understand ...
  21. The Top 4 Large Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (SBUX, MCD)

    February 8, 2016
    Learn about the top four large-cap restaurant stocks for 2016 and economic factors that could impact the industry over the ...
  22. This Is Why Every Chipotle Is Closed for One Day (CMG)

    February 7, 2016
    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) has had a rough year when it comes to food safety. Management is hoping that closing all ...
  23. Understanding Chipotle's Financials (CMG)

    February 1, 2016
    Learn about Chipotle Mexican Grill and its financial statements, including metrics such as comparable sales, operating margin ...
  24. Will the E. Coli Scandal Hit Chipotle's Earnings?

    February 1, 2016
    Chipotle announcing a new $300 million share repurchase program on Jan. 6, has given investors confidence in the company's ...
  25. 4 Executives Who May Be On Thin Ice in 2016 (CMG,TWTR)

    January 28, 2016
    Find out the reasons why these executives of underperforming companies may find themselves on the chopping block in the coming ...
  26. The World's Top 10 Restaurant Companies (MCD,SBUX)

    January 25, 2016
    Read about the world's top 10 restaurant companies, complete with a brief summary of each and its corresponding ticker symbol.
  27. Analyzing Chipotle's Return on Equity (CMG)

    January 23, 2016
    Learn about Chipotle's return on equity (ROE), read about restaurant closures and Chipotle's E.coli outbreak, and gain knowledge ...
  28. Has Chipotle Hit Bottom? (CMG)

    January 21, 2016
    Chipotle has suffered from a public relations nightmare. Can its stock recover?
  29. Chipotle Execs Ease Investors' Nerves

    January 14, 2016
    The questions surrounding Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.'s (CMG) food safety scares have sent investors heading for the exits. ...
  30. Is Investing in What You Eat a Good Idea?

    January 8, 2016
    What is the best fast-casual investment for the long haul: PNRA, SHAK, BWLD or CMG?
  31. Are These the Top Restaurant Stocks of 2016?

    January 6, 2016
    These restaurant stocks may serve up long-term potential in 2016.
  32. Which Restaurant Chains Will Outperform in 2016? (MCD, YUM)

    December 23, 2015
    Broad trading ranges in major restaurant chains could yield 2016 trend advances, offering profitable long-side positioning. ...
  33. Chipotle Shares hit 52-week Low on New Outbreak

    December 22, 2015
    On Monday, the share price of Chipotle Mexican Grill plunged by 3.54% to hit its lowest level in the last year.
  34. The Top 5 Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (CMG, DNKN)

    December 21, 2015
    Discover the top five restaurant stocks expected to grow in 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and price target for each ...
  35. Papa John's Switching to Antibiotic-Free Chicken (PZZA, CMG)

    December 17, 2015
    Papa John's International (NASDAQ: PZZA) may finally be taking that whole "better pizza, better ingredients" slogan seriously. ...
  36. Why Chipotle Will Weather the E.Coli Storm

    December 11, 2015
    Chipotle's restaurant chain has lost $3 billion in market value since mid-October, when cases of customers being infected ...
  37. Is it Time to Stick a Fork in Chipotle? (CMG)

    December 9, 2015
    Chipotle has quickly gone from top dog to simply a dog. Why has this happened and what impact is it likely to have on its ...
  38. Stocks react as E. coli epidemic spreads (CMG, COST)

    December 8, 2015
    Analysts react with sentiments ranging from worrisome to nonchalant as a recent E. coli outbreak spreads from Chipotle to ...
  39. Should Chipotle Consider a Stock Split? (CMG)

    December 3, 2015
    Learn why it might be good for Chipotle to enact a stock split. Discover why some investors are bearish on the company's ...
  40. A Food Recall's Diminishing Effect on Stock Prices (KHC, CMG)

    November 13, 2015
    A look at how the stock prices of companies in the food industry react during times of a recall.
  41. Should You Change Your Stance On Chipotle (CMG)?

    November 10, 2015
    Chipotle was once a Wall Street darling, but it's quickly falling out of favor. Is this new perception justifiable?
  42. Chipotle Suffers From E. Coli Scare (SHPG, DYAX)

    November 2, 2015
    Shares of Mexican fast food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. are down nearly 6% before the open after the company reported ...
  43. Who Are McDonald’s Main Competitors?

    October 28, 2015
    Find out which companies are McDonald's closest competitors. Learn about the largest fast food chains in the world and which ...
  44. McDonald's Seeks Franchise Approval for New Menu (CMG, MCD)

    October 23, 2015
    In recent years, as its audience has shrunk, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) has faced pushback from its franchisees over the Dollar ...
  45. Why Chipotle is Still a Good Bet (CMG)

    October 22, 2015
    Does the slide in Chipotle's stock present a long-term buying opportunity?
  46. Top Stocks to Play a Warm U.S. Winter

    October 22, 2015
    A reliable source predicts a warm winter. Which stocks are most likely to benefit?
  47. What Everyone Is Saying About Chipotle After The Earnings Crash

    October 21, 2015
    Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) plunged more than 7 percent after Wednesday's opening bell. Chipotle ...
  48. Fast Food or Fast Casual: Which is the Better Bet?

    October 21, 2015
    Fast food restaurants are slashing prices to compete with fast casual restaurants. Which has better long-term potential? ...
  49. Use this Trick to Pick the Best Restaurant Stocks

    October 20, 2015
    Investors in the fast food sector should pay attenion to customer service ratings — a good barometer for a company's health. ...
  50. 3 Reasons Why Chipotle's Earnings May Disappoint

    October 20, 2015
    Investors hungry for a bite of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.'s success story may be disappointed this quarter.
  51. How to Invest in 'The Chipotle of Pizza'

    October 19, 2015
    Americans love pizza. Here's why you should consider adding a slice to your portfolio via Chipotle Mexican Grill.
  52. Can McDonald's Consumer Buzz Bounce Hold? (CMG, MCD)

    October 16, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) is getting good mileage from the introduction of its all-day breakfast menu, according to a survey ...
  53. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Chipotle Stock (CMG)

    October 12, 2015
    Learn about some possible risks for Chipotle, one of America's most popular and fastest-growing food chains and leader of ...
  54. 25 Tactical Trades Goldman Sachs Is Watching Amid Earnings Season

    October 8, 2015
    John Marshall of Goldman Sachs identified the 25 most "out-of-consensus opportunities" ahead of earnings season. Marshall ...
  55. 4 Quick Service Restaurants for Your Portfolio (CMG, PNRA)

    October 7, 2015
    Learn about the four quick service restaurants with attractive investment theses and growth prospects that can be valuable ...
  56. Understanding Chipotle's Recent and Exponential Growth (CMG)

    September 23, 2015
    Learn what is fueling Chipotle's rapid growth. Understand how same-store sales and opening new restaurants are supporting ...
  57. Yum! Brands Closing Fast Casual Taco Bell Concept

    September 18, 2015
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) and its Taco Bell chain have decided to close their fast casual concept store, U.S. Taco Co.  The ...
  58. Steve Ells Biography (CMG)

    August 25, 2015
    Steve Ells is a bit of an anomaly in the fast food world. By refusing to bow to the rules of fast food, Ells has created ...
  59. 3 Companies That Hate Debt Financing (CMG, BBBY)

    August 21, 2015
    Learn how companies such as Chipotle, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Paychex are able to maintain impressive levels of growth without ...
  60. Noodles & Company Turns to "Real" Food (NDLS, CMG)

    August 12, 2015
    After a quarter where it delivered essentially flat results, Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) has a plan to revive sales ...
  61. If You Had Invested Right After Chipotle's IPO

    August 11, 2015
    Find out how much money you would have if you had invested $1,000 during Chipotle's IPO, including how a potential split ...
  62. Papa John's Gets a New President (PZZA, CMG)

    August 11, 2015
    Pizza has been hot for the past year, and few have been hotter than Papa John's Pizza (NASDAQ: PZZA), which has seen its ...
  63. Burger King Sales Rise on New Menu Items (QSR, CMG)

    July 30, 2015
    While McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) continues to struggle with its product mix, one of the company's chief rivals has figured out ...
  64. McDonald's Franchisees Worried About the Future

    July 21, 2015
    In addition to falling sales, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) has an even bigger problem on its hands. Franchise owners are losing ...
  65. While Chipotle's Business Model Is 'Hard To Duplicate,' Experts ...

    July 20, 2015
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is scheduled to report its second quarter results after Tuesday's market close. ...
  66. How Long Before Wingstop Gets Plucked? (CMG)

    July 14, 2015
    It has been exactly a month since fast-casual chicken wing chain Wingstop (NASDAQ: WING) went public, and its stock has ...
  67. The 3 Best Buy-and-Hold Stocks For the Next 10 Years

    July 13, 2015
    Find out what makes electric cars, burritos and muscle shirts great buy-and-hold additions to your long-term portfolio.
  68. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

    June 29, 2015
    Can fast-casual restaurants actually grow to the levels that investors believe they can?
  69. Has McDonald's Peaked?

    June 25, 2015
    McDonald's has been a reliable investment for many years, but all trends eventually change course.
  70. Can Mcdonalds Survive Against Fast Casual?

    May 21, 2015
    Can this fast food chain survive against fast casual competitors like Chipotle Mexican Grill?
  71. Who are Chipotle's (CMG) main competitors?

    May 20, 2015
    Learn about Chipotle's four main competitors in the fast casual dining sector of the restaurant business, and how fast casual ...
  72. The Story Behind Shake Shack's Success

    April 16, 2015
    A humble Madison Square Park hot dog stand grew to become a gourmet casual food powerhouse in a classic American success ...
  73. Why Is Chipotle So Successful & Popular? (CMG, MCD)

    April 13, 2015
    Chipotle's emphasis on simplicity and high-quality ingredients have made the restaurant immensely popular among consumers ...
  74. Feed Your Appetite For Chipotle Stock with Options

    March 30, 2015
    Chipotle's stock may be out of the average person's price range, but options in-the-money call options offer a way to invest ...
  75. Is Shake Shack Stock the Next Chipotle? Here Are The Financials

    March 13, 2015
    Like Chipotle, Shake Shack is a publicly traded company in the fast casual industry, but investors have different projections ...
  76. Why These Are 2015's Most-Promising Stocks

    February 23, 2015
    A short list of stocks with strong potential for 2015 and beyond.
  77. Fast Food Versus Fast Casual: Which is More Profitable?

    February 5, 2015
    Between fast food and fine dining lies the rapidly growing fast casual business sector. It's market share is growing. Are ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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. ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. The Value Of Sin Stocks

    July 31, 2013
    On the whole, these sinful stocks offer little value to society, that doesn't mean they don't have value for investors.
  85. 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.
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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.
  88. Sysco's Reputation Seems More Durable Than Its Growth

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

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

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

    February 8, 2013
    Chipotle needs to reignite the growth to validate the price.
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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, ...
  96. Amazon.com, Netflix and 8 Other Overvalued Stocks in the S&P ...

    November 2, 2012
    The investment takeaway from this earnings season is unmistakable: Growth is slowing as companies do their best to ensure ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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. ...
  99. Why Chipotle Mexican Grill is Poised for Another Fall

    September 20, 2012
    The financial press has gotten great mileage out of the hottest stock in the dining sector -- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: ...
  100. Why Chipotle is Poised for Another Fall

    September 20, 2012
    The financial press has gotten great mileage out of the hottest stock in the dining sector -- Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: ...
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