CLSA Downgrades Chipotle Mexican Grill to Underperform

Brokerage firm CLSA Downgrades its rating on Chipotle Mexican Grill(NYSE:CMG). The shares have been rated Underperform. Previously, the analysts had a Buy rating on the shares. The rating by CLSA was issued on Apr 12, 2016.

In a different note, On Apr 1, 2016, Goldman Sachs said it Downgrades its rating on Chipotle Mexican Grill. In the research note, the firm Lowers the price-target to $550.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Neutral’ by the firm. On Mar 29, 2016, Wedbush said it Downgrades its rating on Chipotle Mexican Grill. In the research note, the firm Lowers the price-target to $450.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Underperform’ by the firm. On Mar 17, 2016, Jefferies said it Downgrades its rating on Chipotle Mexican Grill. In the research note, the firm Lowers the price-target to $390.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Underperform’ by the firm. On Mar 16, 2016, Cowen & Company said it Maintains its rating on Chipotle Mexican Grill. In the research note, the firm Lowers the price-target to $450.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Market Perform’ by the firm. On Mar 16, 2016, Maxim Group said it Downgrades its rating on Chipotle Mexican Grill. The shares have been rated ‘Sell’ by the firm. On Mar 16, 2016, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey said it Maintains its rating on Chipotle Mexican Grill. In the research note, the firm Raises the price-target to $520.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Buy’ by the firm.

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) made into the market gainers list on Fridays trading session with the shares advancing 2.91% or 13.28 points. Due to strong positive momentum, the stock ended at $469.29, which is also near the day’s high of $469.9799. The stock began the session at $457.14 and the volume stood at 12,71,062 shares. The 52-week high of the shares is $758.61 and the 52 week low is $399.1404. The company has a current market capitalization of $14,099 M and it has 3,00,44,250 shares in outstanding.

Chipotle Mexican Grill(CMG) last announced its earnings results on Feb 2, 2016 for Fiscal Year 2015 and Q4.Company reported revenue of $997.51M. Analysts had an estimated revenue of $1.01B. Earnings per share were $2.17. Analysts had estimated an EPS of $1.86.

Several Insider Transactions has been reported to the SEC. On Aug 7, 2015, John S Charlesworth (director) sold 2,000 shares at $750.12 per share price.Also, On Aug 5, 2015, Jack Hartung (Chief Financial Officer) sold 2,522 shares at $750.01 per share price.On Aug 5, 2015, Patrick J Flynn (director) sold 1,500 shares at $748.38 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (Chipotle) develops and operates Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants which serve a focused menu of burritos tacos burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads. The Company operates 1755 restaurants in the United States seven in Canada six in England three in France and one in Germany. The Company’s restaurants also include nine ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen restaurants. The Company owns and operates two Pizzeria Locale restaurants a fast casual pizza concept. It also provides a variety of extras such as guacamole salsas and tortilla chips seasoned with fresh lime juice and kosher salt. Its restaurants also offer sodas fruit drinks organic milk beer and margaritas. The average restaurant size is about 2550 square feet and seats about 58 people. The Company’s restaurants also feature outdoor patio space. The Company’s restaurants accept orders by fax online or through an iPhone or Android ordering application.

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