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Stocks under Review: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) and VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN)

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG)

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., is operates Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants, which serve a focused menu of burritos, tacos, and burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads, made using fresh ingredients. Chipotle Mexican Grill focus on finding the highest quality ingredients can to make great tasting food; on building a strong people culture that is centered on providing an excellent guest experience; on building restaurants that are operationally efficient and aesthetically pleasing; and on doing all of this with the highest regard for the safety of customers and increasing awareness and respect for the environment. Chipotle elevate basic raw ingredients into food that’s richer and more sophisticated through recipes and cooking techniques. Chipotle focus has always been on using the kinds of higher-quality ingredients and cooking techniques used in high-end restaurants to make great food accessible at reasonable prices.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG)’s Financial Overview

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE) surged 2.23% yesterday to close its trading session at $509.62. The company has 1 year Price Target of $469.88. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. has 52-Week high of $530.68 and 52-Week Low of $247.52. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 530.68 and 52-Week Low on 247.51. The stock traded with the volume of 831873 shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $14.17 Billion.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $2.16/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $2/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.16 a share with a surprise factor of 8%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 14.98 Percent, SMA50 of 10.71 Percent and SMA200 of 14.89 percent. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. has P/S value of 2.98 while its P/B value stands at 9.87. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 8.9 percent, Return on Equity of 13.6 percent and Return on Investment of 12.6 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 25.5 percent and 5.9 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.6 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 29 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc have a median target of 465.00, with a high estimate of 600.00 and a low estimate of 330.00. The median estimate represents a -8.76% decrease from the last price of 509.62.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is expected* to report earnings on 02/06/2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 15 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $1.3. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.34.

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN)

Verisign, a global leader in domain names and Internet security, enables Internet navigation for many of the world’s most recognized domain names and provides protection for websites and enterprises around the world. Verisign ensures the security, stability and resiliency of key Internet infrastructure and services, including the .com and .net domains and two of the Internet’s root servers, as well as performs the root-zone maintainer functions for the core of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS). Verisign’s Security Services include intelligence-driven Distributed Denial of Service Protection, iDefense Security Intelligence and Managed DNS.

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN)’s Financial Outlook

The 5 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Verisign Inc have a median target of 160.00, with a high estimate of 170.00 and a low estimate of 118.00. The median estimate represents a +1.42% increase from the last price of 157.76.

VeriSign, Inc. is expected* to report earnings on 02/07/2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 1 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $1.12. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.89.

According to Zacks Investment Research, VeriSign, Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.33. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 1.36% and closed its last trading session at $157.76. The company has the market capitalization of $18.92 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $176.76 and 52-Week low of $105.4. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 176.76 and 52-Week low on 105.40. The company has volume of 449874 shares. The company has a total of 119.91 Million shares outstanding.

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $1.23/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $1.2/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.03. This shows a surprise factor of 2.5 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 6.39 percent. Beta for VeriSign, Inc. stands at 0.95 while its ATR (average true range) is 4.93. The company has Weekly Volatility of 3.19%% and Monthly Volatility of 3.15%%.

VeriSign, Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 5.42%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 4.19 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 10%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 20.9 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of -38.1 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 50.9% with Gross margin of 84.1 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 61.8% and 41.8% respectively.