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January 31, 2014
10:20 EDTCHUY, YUM, FRGI, CMG, JACKChipotle hits new 52-week high after raising same store sales outlook
Shares of casual Mexican restaurant operator Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) hit a new 52-week high after posting strong fourth quarter comparable store sales and raising its sales guidance for 2014. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, Chipotle reported Q4 EPS of $2.53 and revenue of $844.1M against consensus views of $2.53 and $826.3M respectively. The company reported Q4 comparable restaurant sales increased 9.3%. The company raised its 2014 comparable sales growth view to low to mid-single digits from low single digits, citing strong sales momentum from Q4. ANALYST REACTON: This morning, two firms, RBC Capital and Bernstein, raised their respective price targets on Chipotle. RBC Capital raised their price target to $650 from $620. The firm thought the company’s brand momentum remains strong and kept an Outperform rating on the shares. Bernstein raised their price target to $640 from $600 and raised its FY14 EPS estimate for the company to $13.48 from $13.34. Bernstein kept an Outperform rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In early morning trading, Chipotle rose over 13% to $561.57 on heavy volume. Earlier in the session, the stock made a new 52-week high of $564.75 and has gained approximately 82% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Chipotle’s competitors include Yum! Brands' Taco Bell unit (YUM), Jack in the Box' (JACK) Qdoba unit, Fiesta Restaurant Group (FRGI), and Chuy’s (CHUY).
News For CMG;YUM;JACK;FRGI;CHUY From The Last 14 Days
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November 20, 2014
16:16 EDTYUMYum! Brands authorizes up to $1B in share repurchases
Yum! Brands board authorized the company to repurchase up to $1B in additional shares of common stock. The $1B in additional share repurchases of the company’s outstanding common stock is authorized through May 31, 2016.
10:02 EDTYUMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:49 EDTJACKJack in the Box price target to $81 but not longer a top pick at BofA/Merrill
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07:26 EDTYUMYum! Brands upgraded to Buy at Janney Capital
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06:06 EDTYUMYum! Brands upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital
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November 19, 2014
11:50 EDTJACKJack in the Box sees commodities a headwind in 2015, particularly in 1H
Says not pursuing deep discounting at the expense of margins.Says committed to returning cash to shareholders. Sees commodity costs up approximately 3% for FY15, sees higher inflation in first two quarters. Sees inflation 4%-5% in Q1 driven by substantially higher beef costs. Sees commodities a headwind to margins to both brands in 2015, particularly in 1H. Sees higher minimum wage affecting margins by 50bps-60bps. Sees FY15 CapEx $90M-$100M. Comments made on the Q4 earnings conference call. Jack in the Box shares are up 5.06% to $75.12 in late morning trading.
09:16 EDTJACKOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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November 18, 2014
18:23 EDTJACKOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: La-Z-Boy (LZB), up 4.7% after reporting second quarter results and dividend increase... Jack in the Box (JACK), up 2.7%... PetSmart (PETM), up 1.9%. ALSO HIGHER: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (PLKI), up 1.6% after Red Mountain Capital Partners reported a 5.1% stake in the company. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS), down 4.6%. ALSO LOWER: Cloud Peak (CLD), down 1.7% after filing to sell $100M of mandatory convertible preferred stock.
16:09 EDTJACKJack in the Box sets long-term annual SSS growth target of 2%-3%
The company today provided long-term goals for FY16-FY18. The company expects annual SSS growth of 2%-3% at Jack in the Box company restaurants and in the mid-single-digit range at Qdoba company restaurants. Restaurant operating margin of 19%-20%. G&A of 3.5%-3.8% of consolidated system-wide sales. Jack in the Box system new unit growth of approximately 1%-2% per year. Qdoba company new unit growth of approximately 40-70 restaurants per year and franchise unit growth of 30-40 restaurants per year.
16:07 EDTJACKJack in the Box sees FY15 operating EPS $2.73-$2.88, consensus $2.81
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16:05 EDTJACKJack in the Box sees Q1 SSS up 1%-2%
Sees Q1 Qdoba SSS up 8%-10%.
16:04 EDTJACKJack in the Box reports Q4 operating EPS 54c, consensus 53c
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15:31 EDTJACKJack in the Box technical remarks before earnings
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15:21 EDTJACKNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Vipshop Holdings (VIPS), consensus 7c; M/A-Com Technology (MTSI), consensus 33c; La-Z-Boy (LZB), consensus 34c; PetSmart (PETM), consensus 94c; Jack in the Box (JACK), consensus 53c.
November 10, 2014
07:36 EDTYUMPizza Hut to unveil major menu expansion, CNBC reports
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