Somewhat Critical Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) Share Price

Press coverage about Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) has trended somewhat negative on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Chipotle Mexican Grill earned a news sentiment score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 44.0510054577465 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research firms recently weighed in on CMG. ValuEngine cut shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $275.00 price objective (down previously from $330.00) on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Robert W. Baird set a $300.00 price objective on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Canaccord Genuity dropped their price objective on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill from $400.00 to $325.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $355.00 price objective on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-four have given a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $357.00.

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) traded up $1.84 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $327.34. 675,905 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,200,000. Chipotle Mexican Grill has a one year low of $263.00 and a one year high of $499.00. The company has a market cap of $9,240.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 63.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 0.50.

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The restaurant operator reported $1.33 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.24 by ($0.91). Chipotle Mexican Grill had a net margin of 3.37% and a return on equity of 11.80%. The business had revenue of $1.13 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.14 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.56 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Chipotle Mexican Grill will post 6.58 earnings per share for the current year.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Company Profile

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (Chipotle), together with its subsidiaries, operates Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. The Company’s Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants serve a menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads. As of December 31, 2016, the Company managed its operations and restaurants based on 11 regions.

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