NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) - Get Report stock closed Friday's trading session down 0.02% to $452.97 ahead of the Mexican food chain's fourth quarter fiscal 2015 financial results due out on Tuesday after the markets close.
Profit and revenue are expected to drop given that the company has been grappling with E. coli and norovirus outbreaks linked to its restaurants. For the three months ended December, Wall Street is looking for earnings of $1.86 a share on revenue of $1.01 billion.
During the same quarter last year, the company earned $3.84 a share on revenue of $1.07 billion.
Since the negative publicity, management has been working to address investor concerns. On February 8, the company will close all of its stores for a few hours to hold a national staff meeting about food safety.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings currently has a "Hold" rating on the stock with a letter grade of C+.
The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.
Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
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