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Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 12054.47. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is 404.08 (with a change from open of -1.32%), this in conjunction with a target price of 7.4. Volume today has so far reached 520195, with an average volume of about 1105.44. The GAP for this stock, is 0.04%.

The P/E ratio is 60.65, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 39.98. The current EPS for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., is 6.75, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 6.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -14.70%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 170.89% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.69%. Quarter over quarter is -80.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -16.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 21.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 19.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 1.20% and institutional ownership is 99.30%. Shares outstanding is 29.45, while shares float is at a value of 28.64. Float short for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is 18.09% and the short ratio is 4.69.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.3. The most recent gross margin is 25.40% and their operating margin is 8.20%. The profit margin is 5.20%.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 8.50%, and on investment, 22.10%. Return on equity is 11.20%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 5.68. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.98, with Price/book ratio coming to 8.04 and Price/cash is 44.61, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 62.72.

The simple moving averages are -1.93% and -10.44% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -46.62% and the 52 week low is 5.02%.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. has a dividend yield of , with a current price of 404.08. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Restaurants, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Restaurants industry means that Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -4.04%, with performance for the month coming to 2.54%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 3.03%, and for the half year the performance is -43.94%. Volatility for this week is 2.05% and for the month this is 2.04%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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