Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) Shares Bought by Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC

Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) by 56.2% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,570 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 565 shares during the quarter. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Chipotle Mexican Grill were worth $454,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado grew its stake in shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill by 3.3% during the fourth quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 5,076 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $1,467,000 after purchasing an additional 161 shares during the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill by 17.9% during the third quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,180 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $363,000 after purchasing an additional 179 shares during the last quarter. Gagnon Securities LLC grew its stake in shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill by 8.5% during the third quarter. Gagnon Securities LLC now owns 2,424 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $746,000 after purchasing an additional 190 shares during the last quarter. Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill by 7.0% during the third quarter. Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd. now owns 2,957 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $910,000 after purchasing an additional 194 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Andra AP fonden grew its stake in shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill by 4.3% during the third quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 4,900 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock valued at $1,508,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. 88.88% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In related news, Director Ali Namvar acquired 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 22nd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $317.70 per share, for a total transaction of $953,100.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Paul T. Cappuccio acquired 500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The shares were bought at an average price of $290.88 per share, for a total transaction of $145,440.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 766 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $222,814.08. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 2.01% of the company’s stock.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE CMG) opened at $315.82 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $8,767.59, a price-to-earnings ratio of 51.27, a PEG ratio of 2.14 and a beta of 0.59. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. has a 52-week low of $247.51 and a 52-week high of $499.00.

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The restaurant operator reported $1.34 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.32 by $0.02. Chipotle Mexican Grill had a net margin of 3.94% and a return on equity of 13.44%. The business had revenue of $1.11 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.11 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.55 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. will post 8.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $275.00 price target (down from $330.00) on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Robert W. Baird decreased their price target on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill from $310.00 to $295.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Wedbush cut shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $280.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Barclays decreased their price target on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill from $325.00 to $305.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price target on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill to $310.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-four have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $337.30.

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG)

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