CMG Stock: 14 Things Giving Chipotle Shares Some Kick Today

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) stock is getting a boost on Wednesday thanks to a few bits of news from the fast-food company.

a pedestrian walks past a Chipotle (CMG) representing CMG stock.

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Here are all the latest details on what has CMG stock heading higher today.

  • To start off with, the company released earnings results for its second quarter of 2021 yesterday.
  • This saw its bring in adjusted diluted earnings per share of $7.46.
  • That’s a massive 1,765% increase from the 40 cents per share reported during the same time last year.
  • It also easily stomps Wall Street’s EPS estimate of $6.49  for the quarter.
  • The company’s revenue for the most recent quarter also comes in at $1.9 billion.
  • That represents a 38.7% increase year-over-year.
  • It’s also a boon to CMG stock by coming in above analysts’ revenue estimate of $1.88 billion.
  • Chipotle also saw its digital sales increase by 10.5% to make up 48.5% of sales.
  • Comparable restaurant sales also jumped 31.2% since the same period of the year prior.
  • Operating margin also came in at 13%, as compared to -0.4% from the second quarter of 2020.
  • In addition to all of this, CMG announced that it’s bringing back gold foil burritos.
  • These are being sold for a limited time in celebration of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
  • The company notes that this is the first time it’s released the gold foil burritos since it celebrated its 18th anniversary in 2011.
  • The promotional item is meant to inspire customers to cheer for their favorite athletes taking part in the games this year.

CMG stock was up 8.3% as of Wednesday morning.

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