Counsel Portfolio Services buys $6.5 Million stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG)

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) : Counsel Portfolio Services scooped up 5,445 additional shares in Chipotle Mexican Grill during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 14,180 shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill which is valued at $6.5 Million.Chipotle Mexican Grill makes up approximately 0.64% of Counsel Portfolio Services’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Park Avenue Institutional Advisers reduced its stake in CMG by selling 5 shares or 2.48% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 197 shares of CMG which is valued at $90,295. Chipotle Mexican Grill makes up approx 0.08% of Park Avenue Institutional Advisers’s portfolio.Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.a. reduced its stake in CMG by selling 19,182 shares or 2.3% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 815,790 shares of CMG which is valued at $373.9 Million. Chipotle Mexican Grill makes up approx 0.06% of Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.a.’s portfolio.Birinyi Associates Inc reduced its stake in CMG by selling 600 shares or 8.96% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 6,100 shares of CMG which is valued at $2.6 Million. Chipotle Mexican Grill makes up approx 1.18% of Birinyi Associates Inc’s portfolio. Harfst Associates sold out all of its stake in CMG during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 180 shares of CMG which is valued $78,086.Aperio Group boosted its stake in CMG in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 549 additional shares and now holds a total of 8,639 shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill which is valued at $3.6 Million. Chipotle Mexican Grill makes up approx 0.03% of Aperio Group’s portfolio.

Chipotle Mexican Grill closed down -0.72 points or -0.16% at $449.92 with 13,14,239 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $448.9, the shares hit an intraday low of $439.81 and an intraday high of $450.23 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Chipotle Mexican Grill reported $-0.88 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.17 according to the earnings call on Apr 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-1.05. The company had revenue of $834.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $863.24 million. The company’s revenue was down -23.4 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $3.88 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Chipotle Mexican Grill. Shares were Reiterated by Telsey Advisory Group on Apr 28, 2016 to “Market Perform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 420 from a previous price target of $448 .Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Apr 27, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 485 from a previous price target of $500 .Shares were Reiterated by Maxim Group on Apr 27, 2016 to “Sell” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 300 from a previous price target of $350 .

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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