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January 31, 2014
10:20 EDTCMG, YUM, JACK, FRGI, CHUYChipotle 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).
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August 31, 2014
13:49 EDTYUMNomura to hold a forum
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August 29, 2014
09:10 EDTCMGChipotle customer order trends still strong, says OTR Global
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August 27, 2014
11:43 EDTJACKJack in the Box management to meet with Jefferies
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07:29 EDTCHUYStephens to hold a plane trip
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August 26, 2014
14:38 EDTCHUYChuy's management to meet with Jefferies
Meeting to be held in Kansas City, MO on August 29 hosted by Jefferies.
August 25, 2014
07:32 EDTCMGMcDonald's challenged as younger eaters defect to Chipotle, WSJ says
As McDonald's (MCD) faces a prolonged slump in sales growth, data compiled for The Wall Street Journal by Technomic showed that diners in their 20s and 30s are seeking out fresher, healthier food and defecting to competitors, in particular fast-casual restaurants like Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) and higher-end burger chain Five Guys. Reference Link
August 21, 2014
09:03 EDTCMGChipotle Q3 comps accelerating, says Cleveland Research
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August 19, 2014
06:02 EDTYUMTaco Bell introducing dollar menu, LA Times reports
Taco Bell (YUM) is introducing its new Dollar Cravings menu, which features 11 items, the LA Times reports. McDonald's (MCD) and Wendy's (WEN) both offer dollar menus. Reference Link

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