Chipotle Mexican Grill's (CMG) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Mizuho

It is positive, as 43 investors sold Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. shares while 160 reduced holdings. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. The company's stock had a trading volume of 1,196,353 shares. About 118,301 shares traded. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc now has $8.78 billion valuation. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill from a "hold" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. It has underperformed by 9.08% the S&P500. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Therefore 25% are positive. NEWT was included in 5 notes of analysts from August 3, 2015. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, August 19 by Sidoti. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, December 7. The stock has "Buy" rating by Credit Agricole on Wednesday, December 9. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Monday, December 7 by Oppenheimer. Argus Research upgraded Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) rating on Thursday, October 15. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 7 by Robert W. Baird. (NYSE:CMG) on Thursday, January 14 to "Buy" rating. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 446,100 shares of the restaurant operator's stock valued at $185,622,000 after acquiring an additional 280,300 shares during the period.

Bard Associates Inc holds 1.29% of its portfolio in NEWTEK Business Services Corp for 174,956 shares. Chipotle Mexican Grill's revenue was up 17.1% on a year-over-year basis. (NYSE:CMG). Commonwealth Equity holds 6,969 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Therefore 29% are positive. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. had 178 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) earned "Underperform" rating by Bank of America on Monday, November 23. Pulte Group Inc (NYSE:PHM) was raised too. More interesting news about Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Evercore downgraded the stock to "Sell" rating in Tuesday, October 11 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, March 16 by Canaccord Genuity. (NYSE:CMG) on Thursday, May 26 to "Neutral" rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 26 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Sterne Agee CRT on Wednesday, April 27 with "Neutral". Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their target price on Chipotle Mexican Grill from $365.00 to $420.00 and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a research report on Wednesday. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Chipotle Mexican Grill's Q4 2017 earnings at $1.83 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $11.00 EPS. (NYSE:CMG) for 24,546 shares. They expect $1.28 EPS, up 45.45% or $0.40 from last year's $0.88 per share. CMG's profit will be $51.92 million for 42.66 P/E if the $1.82 EPS becomes a reality. (NYSE:CMG) to report $1.82 EPS on October, 24 after the close.They anticipate $1.03 EPS change or 130.38% from last quarter's $0.79 EPS.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1.35 in 2017Q1.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of CMG. 83 funds opened positions while 138 raised stakes. Covenant Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill by 0.5% in the second quarter.

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) traded down 1.29% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $475.77. (NYSE:CMG) expressed a change of -1.97% and is now trading at $310.31. The stock of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Intermede Investment Partners Ltd boosted its stake in shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill by 1.3% in the third quarter. (NYSE:CMG) or 15 shares. Da Davidson invested in 702 shares or 0% of the stock. America First Investment Advisors Lc invested in 0% or 18 shares. The restaurant operator reported $2.32 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.16 by $0.16. Van Hulzen Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Co reported 3,757 shares. Arrowstreet Capital Lp stated it has 27,000 shares. After a recent check, it is observed that the insiders for the firm now own 0.30% shares. 565 are held by Tompkins Financial.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.91, from 2.43 in 2017Q1. It also reduced Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) stake by 38,368 shares and now owns 156,957 shares. 16 funds opened positions while 19 raised stakes. Capstone Investment Advsrs Lc reported 4,000 shares. Jennison Associates Limited Liability Company invested 3.26% of its portfolio in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Blackrock Inc reported 0.04% stake. Stifel Financial Corporation has 5,020 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Moreover, Ycg Ltd Llc has 4.77% invested in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI). Merriman Wealth Limited Com owns 500 shares. Blackrock Inc reported 0% stake. Redmond Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp, Virginia-based fund reported 1,275 shares. First Tru Advsr Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Vivint Solar Inc (NYSE:VSLR). Cypress Capital Gru holds 32,493 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors L P invested in 0% or 60,089 shares. Lord Abbett has 0.31% invested in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) for 698,443 shares. The company has its outstanding shares of 28.41M. Highland Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Company has 2,961 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Sei Invests Co stated it has 0% in Vivint Solar Inc (NYSE:VSLR).

Since April 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $423,974 activity. Plagemann Thomas G. had sold 46,000 shares worth $140,760 on Friday, May 26. Dickson Paul S. had sold 36,400 shares worth $111,384. $30,236 worth of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) was sold by Desmond-Hellmann Susan.

It is down 29.31% since September 29, 2016 and is uptrending.

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