Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG): What Is The Path Ahead?

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Wed 6 Feb (In 24 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $3.68 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $2.16 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 5.90%, a profit margin of 4.00% and a gross margin of 25.50%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG). Most recently, on January 11th, 2019, Telsey Advisory Group Reiterated a Outperform rating. Before that, on January 10th, 2019, RBC Capital Mkts Reiterated to Outperform. Barclays Reiterated a Equal Weight rating on October 26th, 2018, Loop Capital Initiated an Buy rating on October 25th, 2018, and Maxim Group Upgrade a Buy rating on October 23rd, 2018.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 27.93M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 14.16B. In the last trading day, 785,190 shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 714.99K shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by $51.95 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +11.42% and a moving average of 499.51. In the past 20 days, its price changed by $35.64 (which is +7.56%) and the stock’s moving average was 446.88. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of CMG changed by $66.08 (which is +14.99%) and demonstrated a moving average of 463.08.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 95.33%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 96.40% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 96.40%. Using a similar metric, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 96.41% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 96.98% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 96.98%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 30.89 over the past 9 days, 55.60 over the past two weeks, and 58.14 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $506.95 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $530.68 and a low of $247.51. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

The Vanguard Group Inc purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 2,868,693 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 316,724 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 10.32% stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) experienced a high price of $513.3 and low point of $504. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 506.95 per share, following a loss of -$2.23, or -0.52% during the full day.