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Jim Cramer's Mad Dash: Chipotle Deserves Highest Industry Valuation

Stocks in this article: CMG LOCO

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Citigroup raised its price target on shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) from $648 to $793, according to TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio

On CNBC's "Cramer's Mad Dash," he explained that the company's 17% comparable-store sales is "remarkable," and the stock deserves the highest valuation in its industry. 

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"If you like Chipotle," Cramer said, play Chipotle by being long the stock. Don't look for substitutes. 

Cramer suggested investors use caution when jumping into a stock like El Pollo Loco (LOCO), even though it has acted well since its IPO last week. 

However, the stock's not necessarily cheaper than Chipotle, based on valuation, Cramer concluded. 

-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.

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At the time of publication, Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS had no position in companies mentioned.

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