Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) Receives Price Target Increase at Citigroup Inc.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) had its price target increased by equities researchers at Citigroup Inc. from $488.00 to $517.00. The company currently has a rating of Buy on the stock. A number of other analysts have issued reports on the company recently, and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $434.88, higher than the opening price of $424.32, a difference of 10.32 percent. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $757.00.

U.S. stocks finished sharply lower on Tuesday as equities amid a slump in energy shares and continued uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s plans for monetary policy.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.41% closed 258.05 points, or 1.4%, lower at 18,066.89, and was down nearly 300 points at its lowest.

The S&P 500 index SPX, -1.48% gave up 32.02 points, or 1.5%, at 2,127.02.

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -1.09% fell 56.63 points, or 1.1%, at 5,155.25.

Share prices sometimes get a bounce to the upside when analysts inititate coverage.

Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) opened at $424.32 yesterday and traded in a range between, $417.71 and $425.13, and last traded at $421.36, which represents a change of $ -7.54 over the previous closing price.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) currently has a market cap of 12.27B

The stocks average daily volume is 1,125,560 shares out of a total float 25,760,000 and some 995,763 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 78 percent lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as swing traders often use increases in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

As with all potential breakouts, investors look for volume to be at least 40%-50% higher than normal on the breakout to show that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

Institutional sponsorship simply refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These instituitional investors have teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them buying a stock you are researching.

By spotting trends, moving averages allow investors to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades.

With that in mind Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) now has a 50-day MA is $410.15 and 200-day MA is $435.89, and it has traded in a 52-week range between $384.77 – 757.00 and today’s last price is -44.34 percent off the 52 week high of $757.00.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most important things to look in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors seek companies who have been successful at growing their earnings by at least 25 percent over a 3 year period.

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