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    Takeout Stocks to Invest in As Companies Get Earnings Season Upgrades

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    Understanding Starbucks’ cost structure and operating expenses

    Starbucks’ main cost driver is its price per pound of coffee beans. The two most consumed coffee beans are Arabica and Robusta blends.

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    Consumer

    Chipotle Is Giving Away Bitcoin or Burritos for National Burrito Day

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    Earnings Report

    Why Chipotle Has A Lot Of Room For Unit Growth

    Unit growth isn’t the only factor that drives revenue. A restaurant can keep adding more restaurants. Eventually, it can capture newer markets. This is what Chipotle is doing.

    By Adam Jones
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Do Restaurant Operators Expect to Increase Capex in 2H15?

    The expected capital expenditure index increased by 1% to 101.7 in April from 100.7 in March.

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    Strength in Initial Jobless Claims Is Positive for Restaurants

    Initial jobless claims can help us gauge the health of the US labor market. It indicates the number of people filing for unemployment.

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    Earnings Report

    Starbucks Analysts: Their Ratings and Their Targets

    Looking at analysts’ ratings for Starbucks, about 79% of analysts have “buy” recommendations for Starbucks, 21% have “hold” recommendations, and none has “sell” recommendations.

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    Valuation Multiples of Key Restaurant Players

    Where are some of the major restaurant companies such as Starbucks, Chipotle, Panera, and Yum! Brands trading from a valuation standpoint? Over the past month, US markets have experienced high volatility.

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    Earnings Report

    Yum! Brands’ Management Initiatives and Outlook for 2015

    Management stated that it expects the second quarter EPS to lag by 20% YoY. It expects full-year EPS growth of 10% in 2015.

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    Earnings Report

    What Is the Outlook for Shake Shack in 2016?

    A New York–based fine casual restaurant chain, Shake Shack (SHAK) announced its 4Q15 results on March 7, 2016. SHAK reported an overall revenue of $51.1 million and earnings per share of $0.08.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Will Yum! Brands Trade in the Next Few Quarters?

    Yum! Brands has a forward PE ratio of 25x. This indicates that the stock is valued fairly. It’s a stable company with a long history of EPS growth.

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    Consumer

    Why Analysts Expect Shake Shack’s EPS to Fall in Q4

    In the fourth quarter, analysts expect Shake Shack (SHAK) to post adjusted EPS of $0.03, a fall of 69% from $0.10 in the corresponding quarter of 2017.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Why Analysts Are Expecting Shake Shack to Rise over the Next 4 Quarters

    For the next four quarters, analysts are expecting Shake Shack (SHAK) to post revenues of $427.9 million, which would be a 27.4% YoY (year-over-year) rise.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Restaurant Capex Outlook Remains Elevated in May

    The expected capital expenditure index increased by 0.9% to 100.8 in May from 101.7 in April.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Why Yum! Brands Is Expected To Report Lower EBITDA

    Wall Street analysts’ estimated EBITDA for the fourth quarter is $633 million—compared to $918 million in the same quarter last year.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Yum! Brands’ 4Q15 Same-Store Sales Growth Is 2% in China

    Following its dismal performance in 3Q15, Yum! decided to release its same-store sales growth performance for China on a monthly basis.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    When Will Yum! Complete the Separation of Its China Division?

    On October 20, Yum! announced that it will separate its China division from the rest of its business. It’s expected to complete this by the end of 2016.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Will Success Continue for Jack in the Box?

    Same-store sales at Jack in the Box’s company-operated restaurants are expected to grow 4%–6% in 3Q15 and 4.5%–5.5% for the year. Qdoba’s sales are expected to increase 6%–8%.

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    Earnings Report

    Analysts Revised the Price Target after McDonald’s Earnings

    Wall Street analysts set a price target of $125.1 for the next 12 months with a return potential of 5% from the closing price of $119.2 on January 25.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
  • Consumer

    Why poor comps affected McDonald’s revenues

    With disappointing same-store sales performance across all four segments, it isn’t surprising that McDonald’s reported revenues of $6,987 million—a 4.5% decline.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Chipotle Mexican Grill’s food costs

    CMG reported $372 million in food costs in 3Q14. Food costs accounted for 34.3% of the revenue. It was an increase of 70 basis points year-over-year (or YoY).

    By Adam Jones
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Retail Sales Reports From ICSC-Goldman And Johnson Redbook

    The ICSC-Goldman and Johnson Redbook indices both report consumer spending data each week, but people consider the ICSC-Goldman index to be more consistent.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Must Know: Analysts’ Price Target for Chipotle Mexican Grill

    About 47% of analysts have “buy” recommendations on Chipotle, 50% of analysts have “hold” recommendations, and 3% have “sell” recommendations on the company. Overall, the stock has a “buy” rating.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Chipotle Delivers: It Brings Back Carnitas

    On September 28, Chipotle’s management announced that it was able to resume serving carnitas in 90% of Chipotle’s restaurants.

    By Adam Jones
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    Consumer

    What Positions Did Bill Ackman Add, Cut, and Dispose of in Q1?

    Pershing Square’s top three positions Pershing Square Holdings’ 13F portfolio’s value declined from $6.7 billion to $5.96 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2019. Its number of positions fell from nine to eight. Pershing’s three largest positions at the end of the first quarter were as follows: Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) accounted […]

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Starbucks’s Enterprise Multiple Trading High?

    Starbucks’s current EV (enterprise value) to EBITDA multiple stands at 17x, which is close to the company’s historical high point of 17.6x and similar to its PE.

    By Adam Jones
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    Consumer

    Why Shake Shack Stock Rose after Fourth-Quarter Earnings

    Shake Shack (SHAK) posted its fourth-quarter earnings after the market closed on February 25. Before looking at analysts’ reactions, we’ll look at Shake Shack’s fourth-quarter performance and stock performance.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
  • Consumer

    Must-know: McDonald’s pricing and marketing initiatives in 3Q14

    During the third quarter, McDonald’s launched its “Our food. Your questions” campaign. It enables communication between McDonald’s and its customers.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Analysts Dropped Their Estimates for Shake Shack’s Earnings

    Currently, analysts are expecting Shake Shack (SHAK) to post EBIT margins of 12.6%, 9.6%, 8.8%, and 13.3% in 3Q16, 4Q16, 1Q17, and 2Q17, respectively.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Why high valuation and coffee prices drove Starbucks down ~13%

    As store count grew over the past few years, Starbucks’ forward P/E valuation metric also expanded. What used to be just 17x gradually grew to roughly 27x, a 58% based solely on expansion in the valuations.

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An In-Depth Overview of Panera Bread

    Panera Bread is a limited-service fast-casual restaurant company. In July 2017, JAB acquired Panera in a $7.5 billion deal and took it private.

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    Earnings Report

    Chipotle’s 1Q15 Earnings Per Share Up 47%

    Chipotle reported its 1Q15 EPS of $3.88, which increased an impressive 47%, compared with an EPS of $2.64 in the corresponding quarter in 2014.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing Shake Shack’s Fine-Casual Concept

    Shake Shack is conceptualized as a “new fine-casual” restaurant format. The fine-casual restaurant is a hybrid of the fine dining and fast-casual dining formats.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Domino’s Stock Jumps 21% Since Last Earnings Release

    Year-to-date, Domino’s stock is up 8.7%, as of February 20. It has rocketed 21% since the company’s last earnings release in October 2014.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Yum! Brands’ segments by business models

    For six months ending June 2014, China’s division reported revenue of $3 billion, or 52% of Yum! revenues. China only represents 15% of the more than 40,000 Yum! restaurant units.

    By Adam Jones
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Food Inflation Impacts The Restaurant Industry

    Food inflation can squeeze a restaurant’s operating margins, but a restaurant can adjust the menu pricing and pass the cost on to customers.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Why McDonald’s same-store sales declined

    McDonald’s (MCD) revenues declined 4.5% YoY. Revenues in the restaurant industry are mainly driven by same-store sales and unit growth. The global same-stores sales were down to -3.3% YoY.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    2Q15 Earnings Preview: Starbucks Up 18% since Last Quarter

    On April 20, investment firm Sanford Bernstein reiterated its “outperform” rating for Starbucks (SBUX) with a price target of $56.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Yum! Brands’ Pizza Hut business

    The first Pizza Hut opened in 1958. About one-third of Yum! Brands’ (YUM) total restaurant units in this segment were Pizza Hut at the end of 2013.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Chipotle’s year-to-date performance

    As of October 21, 2014, Chipotle Mexican Grill’s (CMG) year-to-date (or YTD) returns were~16.3%—compared to an average return of 8.3% on the S&P 500 Index.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Has Chipotle’s Stock Price Bottomed Out?

    After posting better 1Q17 earnings on April 25, Chipotle’s stock price rose to $496.14 by May 16, 2017. Since then, it has experienced downward momentum.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Starbucks’ Shares Rise on Earnings

    Starbucks (SBUX) reported its earnings on April 23 after the market closed. Shares started trading at $48.55. The shares were up slightly from the day before.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Why Burger King is improving its traffic through product innovation

    Burger King (BKW) introduced premium products internationally that should complement its menu. It launched a Hashbrown Whopper in Korea, a Barbecue Bacon Whopper in the U.S., and a Mexican Whopper in Spain.

    By Adam Jones
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    Must-Know: What Is PEG Ratio and How Is It Used?

    Investors use a bunch of metrics to determine if a stock is attractive. One such metric is the PEG or the price-to-earnings-to-growth ratio.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Investor’s Guide to Chipotle and Its Customers

    Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) operates more than 1,700 fast-casual restaurants. Here’s everything you need to know about the business.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chipotle’s Plan to Woo Back Customers Propelled It to Top of Spy

    Stocks at the top of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) on January 13 were Southwestern Energy (SWN), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), and Range Resources (RRC).

    By Renee Blakely
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    Earnings Report

    Key Financial Highlights from Chipotle’s 2Q15 Earnings

    After Chipotle reported its 2Q15 earnings on July 21, its shares rose 2.2%, or $14.37, at $687 in the after-hours trading session.

    By Adam Jones
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    Starbucks’ Same-Store Sales Growth Is Declining

    Same-store sales indicate the sales at the existing location over a period of time—usually one year. Same-store sales are driven by traffic and ticket.

    By Adam Jones
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    Will Starbucks’ Growing Valuation Multiple Start to Fall?

    Starbucks’ (SBUX) PE valuation multiple has been growing since October 2014, when the company hit a low point of 23x.

    By Adam Jones
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    Must-Know: McDonald’s Has Got Tough Competition

    McDonald’s (MCD) competition includes large international and national food chains as well as regional and local retailers of food products.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Starbucks revenues: Why customers are willing to pay a premium

    Starbucks’ revenue mix is weighted in favor of beverages. This should come as no shock, considering the firm’s roots trace back to a single coffee shop at Pike’s Place Market in Seattle.

    By Matthew Krikorian
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    Starbucks Drove More Traffic to Its Stores in 3Q15

    Why traffic increased in 3Q15 Starbucks has a strong loyalty program known as My Starbucks Rewards, or MSR, with 10.4 million active members. Membership increased 28% year-over-year in 3Q15. This program is built into Starbucks’s (SBUX) existing technology ecosystem, which is scalable. As the company expands its breadth of services and innovates ways to reward […]

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Chipotle Mexican Grill’s 3 key risks

    Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is exposed to three primary risks: price risk, interest rate risk, and currency risk.

    By Adam Jones
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    Chipotle’s year-to-date return is in the red

    As of February 6, Chipotle’s year-to-date returns were about -2%, compared to average returns of 1.7% on the S&P 500 Index.

    By Adam Jones
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    McDonald’s Shares Rise 3% on 1Q15 Earnings Release

    According to NASDAQ, McDonald’s shares closed at $97.84—up 3% from the previous day’s close. Share volume was also above-average.

    By Adam Jones
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Restaurant Industry Outlook On Capital Expenditures

    Restaurants make capital expenditures for various reasons. They do it to open new stores, purchase new equipment, and remodel existing stores.

    By Adam Jones
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    Must-know: Darden’s promo strategies for its 2 big restaurants

    Darden Restaurants (DRI) will run its Never Ending Pasta Bowl for $9.99 campaign as part of its Brand Renaissance program during the fall to boost sales at Olive Garden. Olive Garden launched the unlimited pasta campaign in September, selling 1,000 passes for $100. The pass enables a pass holder to enjoy unlimited pasta, breadsticks, and soda for 49 days, according to Fox News.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Dunkin’ Donuts Doing in Same-Store Sales Growth?

    Overall same-store sales growth for Dunkin’ Donuts has been declining. The company had negative same-store sales growth in 2008 and 2009.

    By Adam Jones
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    Consumer

    Chipotle Beats Analysts’ Q3 Expectations, Stock Falls

    By Ambrish Shah
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    What to Watch for in Chipotle’s Q3 Earnings

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    Chipotle Opens 100th Chipotlane, Plans to Hire 10,000 More Employees

    On Wednesday, Chipotle stock rose to a high of $1,135.66 before closing at 1,133.65. The stock rose 2.8% from the previous day’s closing price.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Will Chipotle’s Q2 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?

    So far this year, Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) has outperformed its peers and the broader equity markets. The company has delivered strong returns of 34.9%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Why Did SunTrust Raise Its Target Price for Shake Shack?

    On January 3, 2018, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey raised its 12-month target price for Shake Shack (SHAK) from $50.00 to $60.00 while maintaining its “buy” rating.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    What to Expect for Yum! Brands’s Same-Store Sales Growth

    Yum! Brands reported 1Q14 same-store sales growth of 3%, compared with 4% year-over-year. Sequentially, same-store sales growth improved from -2%.

    By Adam Jones
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    71% Of Restaurant Operators Reported Positive Same-Store Sales

    The NRA’s Current Situation Index for same-store sales stood at 105.2 in December 2014—compared to 103.5 in November.

    By Adam Jones
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    Consumer

    What Drove Jack in the Box’s Earnings in 3Q16?

    In the last five quarters, Jack in the Box has beaten analysts’ estimates four times.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    E. Coli Incidents Have Likely Hurt Chipotle Most in 4Q15

    In late October 2015, Chipotle was the subject of a significant food safety issue. Restaurants in Oregon and Washington were linked to an E. coli outbreak.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Can McDonald’s Same-Store Sales Turnaround Continue in 4Q15?

    By focusing on product innovations, a value menu, and time-limited offerings, McDonald’s increased same-store sales in 3Q15 globally. Analysts expect this trend to continue in 4Q15 as well.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Why Shake Shack’s Analysts Expect Its Earnings to Rise

    For 2Q17, analysts are expecting Shake Shack (SHAK) to post earnings per share of $0.16, which would be a growth of 14.3% over its EPS of $0.14 in 2Q16.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    How Might 1Q16 Results Affect Chipotle’s PE Multiple?

    In this article, we’ll use the PE (price-to-earnings) ratio due to its high visibility in Chipotle’s (CMG) earnings.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Chipotle’s bottom line grows 52% in 4Q14

    Net income for Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) grew by 52% to $121.1 million year-over-year (or YoY) from $79 million in the corresponding quarter a year ago.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Why the Restaurant Performance Index is important

    The Current Situations Index is based on indicators’ past trends—same-store sales, traffic, capital expenditure, and labor. It has been at levels above 100 since March 2014.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Chipotle’s Management Has Taken Initiatives to Buoy Its Image

    Chipotle’s management has always been prompt and at times preemptive in fending off concerns that may hurt the company’s policy of “food with integrity.”

    By Adam Jones
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Current Same-Store Sales Rise For Restaurants

    According to the NRA (National Restaurant Association), 72% of operators reported a gain in same-store sales over this period, and 11% reported a decline.

    By Adam Jones
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    Consumer

    Chipotle Beats Analysts’ Expectations, Stock Falls

    Yesterday, Chipotle Mexican Grill reported impressive second-quarter earnings. Driven by strong digital sales, the company posted revenue of $1.36 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    McDonald’s Supply Chain: A Must-Know for Investors

    With over 38,000 restaurants, McDonald’s doesn’t make any of its products. Instead, it contracts with suppliers to meet its massive requirements.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Consumer

    Shake Shack Stock Falls after Disappointing Business Update

    Today, Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) provided a business update. The company reported that its total revenue for the second quarter was $91.8 million.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Chipotle Has Risen 160% from Its March Lows, Looking Ahead

    Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) has bounced back strongly from its March lows by rising 168.8%. The stock hit a new 52-week high of $1145.63 on July 7.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Shake Shack Announces Expansion Plans in China, Stock Rises

    Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) has big plans in China. The company announced that it will open 55 franchised restaurants in Mainland China by 2030.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Should You Keep Holding Chipotle Stock?

    Recently, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) stock has performed exceptionally well. The stock jumped 125% from its March lows.

    By Amit Singh
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are Bill Ackman’s Investment Strategies Successful?

    In the first quarter of 2020, activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman made a windfall profit of $2 billion. He was short on the market in March 2020.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Consumer

    Is It Time for Investors to Sell Domino’s Pizza?

    Domino’s Pizza could face completion from the entry of other big players, like Chipotle Mexican Grill and McDonald’s, into the delivery space.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Should You Avoid Shake Shack before Its Q1 Earnings?

    As of April 30, Shake Shack was trading at $54.51. Despite the recent surge, the company is still trading 48.5% lower than its 52-week high of $105.84.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Chipotle Stock Rises Due to Strong Q1 Performance

    Chipotle reported its first-quarter earnings on Tuesday after the market closed. The company reported an adjusted EPS of $3.08 on revenues of $1.41 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Shake Shack to Return $10 Million Support Loan amid Criticism

    Shake Shack stock rose during Monday’s trading session. The stock rose after the company announced that it will return the government support loan.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Consumer

    Why Jim Cramer Recommends a ‘Buy’ for Chipotle

    Chipotle Mexico Grill (NYSE:CMG) will report its first-quarter earnings today after the market closes. Jim Cramer recommends a “buy” for the stock.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Will Chipotle Meet Analysts’ Q1 Expectations?

    For the first quarter, analysts expect Chipotle to report revenue of $1.42 billion—growth of 8.9% from $1.31 billion in the first quarter of 2019.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Is There More Upside to Chipotle’s Stock Price?

    Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) stock fell to a low of $415 on March 15. Since then, the stock has increased by 69.7% to $704.3 as of April 7.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    How’s Shake Shack Coping amid COVID-19?

    So far this year, Shake Shack has lost 44.8% of its stock value. The company has underperformed its peers and the broader equity markets in 2020.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Chipotle’s CFO Is Confident despite COVID-19 Storm

    Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) is in the middle of the COVID-19 storm. However, CFO Jack Hartung is confident about weathering the storm.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Should You Consider Buying McDonald’s Right Now?

    McDonald’s stock price is showing a sharp pullback. As of Wednesday, McDonald’s was trading at $162.98—a rise of 31.2% from March 18.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Has Shake Shack Reached Buying Levels for Investors?

    Along with the global sell-off, the weak fourth-quarter sales and lower-than-expected 2020 guidance led to a fall in Shake Shack’s stock price.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Inside Scoop: Is McDonald’s a ‘Buy’ in March?

    So far in 2020, McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) has outperformed its peers and the broader equity market. As of March 6, the stock has returned 0.6%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Chipotle Stock Has Fallen, Expect a Rebound in 2020

    Analysts expect Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) to report revenue of $6.32 billion in fiscal 2020—a rise of 13.2% from $5.59 billion in 2019.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Has Shake Shack Stock Bottomed Out?

    As of Thursday, Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) was trading at $61.67—a fall of 16.2% since it reported its fourth-quarter earnings.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    What to Expect from Shake Shack’s Q4 Earnings

    Shake Shack will report its fourth-quarter earnings on February 24. For the quarter, analysts expect the company’s revenue to rise in the double-digits.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    What Drove Chipotle’s Earnings in Q4?

    Yesterday, Chipotle reported its Q4 earnings after the market closed. The company reported an adjusted EPS of $2.86 on revenues of $1.44 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    What to Expect from Chipotle Mexican Grill in Q4

    Chipotle will report its fourth-quarter earnings after the market closes on February 4. Analysts expect Chipotle to report revenue of $1.40 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Fund Managers

    Is Ackman’s Pershing Square Riding on Berkshire’s Gains?

    Founded by Bill Ackman, Pershing Square made a 58.1% profit last year. Between 2015 and 2018, Pershing Square posted negative returns.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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