How to buy Chipotle Mexican Grill shares

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Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (CMG) is a leading restaurants business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$1425.8199 after a previous close of US$1426.6. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD1420.6801 to a high of USD1451. The latest price was USD1447.64 (25 minute delay). Chipotle Mexican Grill is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Chipotle Mexican Grill

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Chipotle Mexican Grill. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CMG. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Chipotle Mexican Grill reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$1333.04, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Chipotle Mexican Grill, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Chipotle Mexican Grill. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Chipotle Mexican Grill share price

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Chipotle Mexican Grill shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-22.
Previous closeUS$1426.6
Change US$21.04
Change % 1.4748%
Volume 270,145
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$1010.83 - US$1579.52
50-day moving average US$1373.6705
200-day moving average US$1420.8823
Target priceUS$1719.12
PE ratio 102.5489
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$14.2432

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Is it a good time to buy Chipotle Mexican Grill stock?

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Chipotle Mexican Grill price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $1447.64

1 week (2021-06-15) 5.62%
1 month (2021-05-21) 8.85%
3 months (2021-03-23) -0.25%
6 months (2020-12-23) 2.60%
1 year (2020-06-23) 39.31%
2 years (2019-06-21) 99.17%
3 years (2018-06-22) 208.05%
5 years (2016-06-23) 254.04%

Is Chipotle Mexican Grill under- or over-valued?

Valuing Chipotle Mexican Grill stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Chipotle Mexican Grill's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Chipotle Mexican Grill's P/E ratio

Chipotle Mexican Grill's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 103x. In other words, Chipotle Mexican Grill shares trade at around 103x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Chipotle Mexican Grill's PEG ratio

Chipotle Mexican Grill's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.675. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Chipotle Mexican Grill's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Chipotle Mexican Grill's EBITDA

Chipotle Mexican Grill's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$657.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Chipotle Mexican Grill's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Chipotle Mexican Grill financials

Revenue TTM US$6.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.55%
Gross profit TTM US$2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.56%
Return on equity TTM 2156.64%
Profit margin 6.44%
Book value 74.489
Market capitalisation US$38.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Chipotle Mexican Grill shares

There are currently 787,870 Chipotle Mexican Grill shares held short by investors – that's known as Chipotle Mexican Grill's "short interest". This figure is 25.3% up from 628,978 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Chipotle Mexican Grill shares can be evaluated.

Chipotle Mexican Grill's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Chipotle Mexican Grill's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Chipotle Mexican Grill shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Chipotle Mexican Grill shares traded daily (recently around 251715.65495208). Chipotle Mexican Grill's SIR currently stands at 3.13. In other words for every 100,000 Chipotle Mexican Grill shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3130 shares are currently held short.

However Chipotle Mexican Grill's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Chipotle Mexican Grill shares, or, against the total number of tradable Chipotle Mexican Grill shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Chipotle Mexican Grill's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Chipotle Mexican Grill shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0284% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Chipotle Mexican Grill shares, roughly 28 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Find out more about how you can short Chipotle Mexican Grill stock.

Chipotle Mexican Grill's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Chipotle Mexican Grill.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Chipotle Mexican Grill's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.83

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Chipotle Mexican Grill's overall score of 28.83 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 41st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Chipotle Mexican Grill is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Chipotle Mexican Grill's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.78/100

Chipotle Mexican Grill's environmental score of 5.78 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Chipotle Mexican Grill is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Chipotle Mexican Grill's social score

Social score: 16.78/100

Chipotle Mexican Grill's social score of 16.78 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Chipotle Mexican Grill is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Chipotle Mexican Grill's governance score

Governance score: 8.27/100

Chipotle Mexican Grill's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Chipotle Mexican Grill is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Chipotle Mexican Grill's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Chipotle Mexican Grill scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Chipotle Mexican Grill hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28.83
Total ESG percentile 41.12
Environmental score 5.78
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 16.78
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 8.27
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 3

Chipotle Mexican Grill share dividends

We're not expecting Chipotle Mexican Grill to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Chipotle Mexican Grill share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Chipotle Mexican Grill's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$1010.83 up to US$1579.52. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CMG.US volatility(beta: 1.35)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Chipotle Mexican Grill's is 1.3522. This would suggest that Chipotle Mexican Grill's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Chipotle Mexican Grill overview

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. As of December 31, 2020, it owned and operated 2,724 Chipotle restaurants in the United States, 40 international Chipotle restaurants, and 4 non-Chipotle restaurants. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.

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