Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG): Today's Featured Leisure Laggard

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Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG) pushed the Leisure industry lower today making it today's featured Leisure laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, Chipotle Mexican Grill fell $10.61 (-1.9%) to $554.60 on average volume. Throughout the day, 527,189 shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 449,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $551.70-$563.95 after having opened the day at $561.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $565.21. Other companies within the Leisure industry that declined today were: Denny's Corporation ( DENN), down 6.9%, Noodles & Co Class A ( NDLS), down 6.1%, Darden Restaurants ( DRI), down 5.3% and Orient-Express Hotels ( OEH), down 5.1%.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. develops and operates fast casual and fresh Mexican food restaurants. Its restaurants primarily offer burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads. As of October 15, 2013, the company operated approximately 1,500 restaurants. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Chipotle Mexican Grill has a market cap of $17.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Chipotle Mexican Grill a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chipotle Mexican Grill as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the positive front, Flanigan's ( BDL), up 4.7%, Iao Kun Group Holding Company ( IKGH), up 4.6%, Carrols Restaurant Group ( TAST), up 4.5% and Chanticleer Holdings ( HOTR), up 4.4%.

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