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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG)?

The company in question is, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) currently with a stock price of 401.05 (-0.02% today). The market cap for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is 11837.35, and is in the sector Services, and Restaurants industry. The target price for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is 438.96. Currently Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 59.44, and a forward P/E of 38.43. Average volume for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is 1100.72 and so far today it is 251125.

Performance in the last year for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. has been -46.49%. For EPS growth, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. has seen a growth of 6.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 168.99%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 21.80% over the last five years and could be 10.69% for the next five years. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -16.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -80.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.85%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -16.55%.

Since the IPO date for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. on the 1/26/2006, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -16.41%. With Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. trading at 401.05, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 6.75.

So could Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 59.44. The PEG is 5.56, P/S is 2.92 and the P/B is at 7.88. The P/cash is 43.81, with P/free cash flow at 61.59.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. has a gross margin of 25.40%, an operating margin of 8.20% and a profit margin of 5.20%.Payout ratio for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 8.50% with return on investment coming to 22.10%.

Insider ownership for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., is at 1.20% and institutional ownership comes to 99.30%. Outstanding shares are at 29.51. While shares float is 28.64. The float short is currently 16.76%, and short ratio is 4.36.

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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