Chipotle (CMG) Stock Rating Kept by Barclays; The $325.0 Target Indicates -0.89% Potential; Simpson Manufacturing Company (SSD) Shorts Decreased By 7.86%

January 16, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Among 44 analysts covering Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE:CMG), 11 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 28 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has $850 highest and $23 lowest target. $443.44’s average target is 35.22% above currents $327.93 stock price. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. had 210 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Evercore given on Tuesday, April 5. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, May 25 by Argus Research. Deutsche Bank maintained Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) on Wednesday, October 26 with “Sell” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Wednesday, October 25 report. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $320 target in Friday, August 25 report. The stock of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Agricole on Wednesday, December 9. The stock of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) earned “Sell” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, September 26. The firm has “Hold” rating by S&P Research given on Wednesday, July 22. As per Wednesday, March 16, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, February 3 by Goldman Sachs.

Simpson Manufacturing Company Incorporated (NYSE:SSD) had a decrease of 7.86% in short interest. SSD’s SI was 1.58M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 7.86% from 1.71M shares previously. With 230,700 avg volume, 7 days are for Simpson Manufacturing Company Incorporated (NYSE:SSD)’s short sellers to cover SSD’s short positions. The SI to Simpson Manufacturing Company Incorporated’s float is 3.74%. The stock increased 0.07% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $58.94. About 310,128 shares traded or 24.40% up from the average. Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD) has risen 9.03% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.67% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.18% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $327.93. About 517,734 shares traded. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) has risen 7.62% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.08% the S&P500.

Analysts await Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $1.37 EPS, up 149.09% or $0.82 from last year’s $0.55 per share. CMG’s profit will be $38.68 million for 59.84 P/E if the $1.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.33 actual EPS reported by Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.01% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.40, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 95 investors sold Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. shares while 157 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. 24.58 million shares or 1.73% less from 25.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fjarde Ap holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) for 5,721 shares. State Street holds 1.06 million shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Management Corporation holds 41,700 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Camelot Portfolios Ltd Liability Corporation, a Ohio-based fund reported 2,287 shares. Moreover, Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has 0% invested in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) for 1,453 shares. Thornburg Invest Inc stated it has 0.05% in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has 0.02% invested in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) for 10,827 shares. Blackrock holds 0.02% or 1.55 million shares. Arrow Fincl Corporation reported 0% in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG). Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 4,915 shares. Wells Fargo Com Mn holds 0.01% or 105,040 shares. Vanguard Gru accumulated 2.69 million shares or 0.04% of the stock. Burt Wealth Advisors has 0% invested in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG). Hhr Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 4.01% of its portfolio in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) for 250,017 shares. Sun Life Financial holds 0.01% in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) or 186 shares.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and operates Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. The company has market cap of $9.26 billion. As of December 31, 2016, the firm operated 2,198 Chipotle restaurants throughout the United States, as well as 29 international Chipotle restaurants; and 23 restaurants with non-Chipotle concepts. It has a 63.86 P/E ratio.

Among 3 analysts covering Simpson Manufacturing (NYSE:SSD), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Simpson Manufacturing had 5 analyst reports since September 9, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. DA Davidson downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, December 14 report. Robert W. Baird upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, October 31 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, October 19. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Sidoti on Friday, September 9. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 31 by DA Davidson.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.37 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.08, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 14 investors sold Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. shares while 49 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 39.55 million shares or 2.83% more from 38.46 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue reported 8,340 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas Incorporated reported 37,737 shares. Aperio Group Limited Liability holds 0% or 15,113 shares in its portfolio. Sg Americas Securities Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 7,409 shares. 90,486 are held by D E Shaw Inc. Mutual Of America Cap Management Ltd Llc holds 40,900 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Atlantic Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 21,350 shares. Guggenheim Cap Ltd Llc holds 0% or 18,558 shares. The Massachusetts-based Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.01% in Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD). Fny Managed Accounts Ltd Liability Company holds 0.03% or 484 shares in its portfolio. Whittier Tru has 35,628 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio holds 2,534 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Price T Rowe Associate Inc Md, Maryland-based fund reported 12,517 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 0% of its portfolio in Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD). Moreover, Aqr Cap Mngmt has 0% invested in Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD).

Since September 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 22 insider sales for $14.61 billion activity. The insider SIMPSON SHARON H sold 96,629 shares worth $4.79 million. Shares for $3.75 million were sold by SIMPSON PSB FUND on Tuesday, October 24. The insider Dankel Roger sold 1,300 shares worth $76,714.

Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, makes, and sells building construction products. The company has market cap of $2.79 billion. The firm offers wood construction products, including connectors, truss plates, fastening systems, fasteners, and pre-fabricated lateral systems used in light-frame construction; and concrete construction products comprising adhesives, specialty chemicals, mechanical anchors, carbide drill bits, powder actuated tools, and fiber reinforced materials for use in concrete, masonry, and steel construction, as well as for concrete repair, protection, and strengthening applications. It has a 29.05 P/E ratio. It also provides wood shrinkage compensating devices; ornamental product line; cold formed steel connections; structural screws for wood, metal, and composite decking applications; and mechanical anchors for use in hollow wall conditions and for overhead applications.

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