CMG : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Revisiting Three Market Villains (CMG, VRX)

    September 27, 2016
    Mylan, Chipotle, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals CEOs have learned that traders have the final word when executives fail to address ...
  2. Sued for Wage Theft: More Headaches for Chipotle (CMG)

    September 13, 2016
    A Connecticut politician is pushing the federal government to investigate employees' claims.
  3. Generation Investment Management Reveals Stake in Chipotle (CMG)

    September 11, 2016
    Pershing Square disclosed in its filing last Tuesday that it has acquired a 9.9% stake in the restaurant chain, which makes ...
  4. Alphabet Inc. Will Deliver Burritos by Drones (GOOGL, AMZN)

    September 8, 2016
    Students at the Virginia Tech campus can order burritos delivered by drones.
  5. Chipotle Poisoning Still Weighs on Company (CMG)

    September 8, 2016
    A new survey shows customer perception of Chipotle is still well below levels seen in summer 2015.
  6. Ackman's Pershing Square Bets on Chipotle (CMG, VRX)

    September 7, 2016
    The activist hedge fund mogul's bullish stance on Chipotle has sent shares up 4.8% at open Wednesday
  7. Rise and Fall of a Wall Street Darling: Chipotle (CMG)

    September 6, 2016
    This is the story of how Chipotle's stock, once a fast-casual juggernaut, crashed and burned – and what happens next.
  8. Nearly 10,000 Workers Sue Chipotle for Wage Theft

    August 30, 2016
    The Mexican fast food chain is accused of a pervasive practice of making employees work "off the clock" at locations around ...
  9. Chipotle Did Not Account For Free Lunches in Q1 (CMG)

    August 18, 2016
    The SEC quizzed the fast casual restaurant chain about its promotional campaigns during the first quarter and Chipotle said ...
  10. Why Big Name Restaurants are Struggling

    August 2, 2016
    There are three key reasons why big name restaurants are struggling.
  11. What to Expect in Chipotle Q2 Earnings?

    July 20, 2016
    Shares of the embattled burrito chain have made a modest move of almost 6% over the past month.
  12. Report Card: Goldman Sachs' 2016 Stock Picks (AMZN, CMG)

    July 20, 2016
    Goldman Sachs picked 35 stocks at the end of last year that it thought would perform well. Here's how they have done so far ...
  13. Chipotle Loses The Support Of Morgan Stanley (CMG)

    July 15, 2016
    Chipotle loses the support of Morgan Stanley, with the investment firm saying it could take years for the burrito chain to ...
  14. 9 S&P 500 Companies With No Long-Term Debt (FB)

    July 8, 2016
    These nine S&P 500 companies have no long-term debt which means they should be capable of weathering turbulent markets.
  15. Chipotle Still Poisoned By 2015 Outbreak (CMG)

    July 8, 2016
    The troubled fast food giant has returned to the financial headlines after a bizarre social media incident.
  16. The Tweet That Toppled Chipotle Stock

    July 7, 2016
    Best-selling author of the Bourne series, Eric Van Lustbader, reminded everyone of Chipotle's past failings.
  17. Chipotle Unveils Web Video Taking Aim At Rivals (CMG)

    July 6, 2016
    In wake of food poisoning scandal, Chipotle launches a Web video to highlight how rivals use processed ingredients.
  18. Chipotle Exec Linked to Indictment in Drug Ring (CMG)

    July 5, 2016
    While the executive is expected to be arraigned in the near future, it's important to note that the indictment has nothing ...
  19. Chiptopia: Chipotle’s Latest Plan to Woo Back Customers (CMG)

    June 29, 2016
    Chipotle will launch a loyalty program starting July 1.
  20. Who Bought What Amid Brexit Carnage (EPC, CMG)

    June 27, 2016
    Many fund managers running premium funds used the Brexit event to cherry pick key stocks. Here’s a look at who picked what.
  21. SunTrust Gives Chipotle a Thumbs Up (CMG)

    June 23, 2016
    CMG received some encouraging comments from SunTrust, who believes the embattled burrito chain could see improved same-store ...
  22. Chipotle Tanks on "Sell" Rating by Deutsche Bank (CMG)

    June 13, 2016
    Deutsche Bank's price target assumes a decline of more than 15%, which would put the CMG shares below their October 2012 ...
  23. Coke, Pepsi Win Millennials with 'Healthier' Sodas

    May 23, 2016
    Maybe the carbonated drinks market will be able to climb out of the hole it has tumbled into after all. Both Coca-Cola and ...
  24. McNuggets Will Soon Be Free of Artificial Ingredients (MCD, CMG)

    May 20, 2016
    In an attempt to shed its unhealthy image, McDonald's is testing out a natural version of the popular McNugget to be launched ...
  25. Chipotle Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (CMG)

    May 19, 2016
    Find out which companies generate significant portions of their revenues from Chipotle Mexican Grill and what makes their ...
  26. Can a New Look Change How People See Taco Bell?

    May 18, 2016
    The restaurant chain that once pushed the gluttony of "Fourth Meal," a fast-food purveyor that has generally marketed itself ...
  27. Large Chipotle Shareholders Get More Control (CMG)

    May 12, 2016
    Chipotle shareholders voted on Wednesday to allow large, long-term shareholders more control over the board of directors. ...
  28. Is Chipotle Finally a Value Play? (CMG)

    May 12, 2016
    Chipotle's stock has suffered over the last year. Does this make it a long-term value play?
  29. Chipotle's Board Members Survived E.coli, For Now (CMG)

    May 12, 2016
    Chipotle investors owning a certain number of shares can now hold board member's feet to the fire or nominate their own board ...
  30. Restaurant ETFs: Should Investors Worry about Contagion Risk ...

    May 11, 2016
    Determine the impact of Chipotle's recent media backlash on its overall financial performance and assess the response from ...
  31. Chipotle Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (CMG)

    May 6, 2016
    Learn about the impact the foodborne illness outbreak had on Chipotle, how Chipotle operates with no debt, and details behind ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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.
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. Chipotle Gamifies Guac to Lure Customers (CMG)

    March 23, 2016
    Chipotle unveils another marketing gimmick to attract customers to its restaurant.
  41. 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 ...
  42. (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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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.
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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.
  58. 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 ...
  59. Has Chipotle Hit Bottom? (CMG)

    January 21, 2016
    Chipotle has suffered from a public relations nightmare. Can its stock recover?
  60. 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. ...
  61. 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?
  62. Are These the Top Restaurant Stocks of 2016?

    January 6, 2016
    These restaurant stocks may serve up long-term potential in 2016.
  63. 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. ...
  64. 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.
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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. ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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.
  72. 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?
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. Why Chipotle is Still a Good Bet (CMG)

    October 22, 2015
    Does the slide in Chipotle's stock present a long-term buying opportunity?
  77. 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?
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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? ...
  80. 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. ...
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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. ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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.
  99. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

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

    June 25, 2015
    McDonald's has been a reliable investment for many years, but all trends eventually change course.
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