News headlines about Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Chipotle Mexican Grill earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the restaurant operator an impact score of 66 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE CMG) opened at 395.83 on Friday. Chipotle Mexican Grill has a 52 week low of $352.96 and a 52 week high of $499.00. The stock has a market cap of $11.35 billion, a PE ratio of 122.43 and a beta of 0.64. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $461.49 and its 200 day moving average is $433.29.

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th. The restaurant operator reported $1.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.32. The business had revenue of $1.07 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.05 billion. Chipotle Mexican Grill had a net margin of 2.31% and a return on equity of 7.72%. The company’s revenue was up 28.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.88) earnings per share. Analysts predict that Chipotle Mexican Grill will post $8.19 EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on CMG shares. Vetr raised Chipotle Mexican Grill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $498.87 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 30th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reissued an “underperform” rating on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “sell” rating and set a $350.00 price objective (up previously from $300.00) on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill in a report on Monday, July 10th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. Finally, Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and set a $440.00 target price on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill in a research report on Monday, July 3rd. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have issued a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Chipotle Mexican Grill presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $453.31.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Company Profile

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (Chipotle), together with its subsidiaries, operates Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. The Company’s Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants serve a menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads. As of December 31, 2016, the Company managed its operations and restaurants based on 11 regions.

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