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Chipotle is trading at new all-time highs after beating earnings estimates. Some of the numbers that stand out:
10% same store growth vs 8.4% estimates
99% increase in digital sales, which now account for 18% of all sales.
39% earnings growth
13% revenue growth
20.9% operating margin
150 new restaurant openings are expected
Authorized $100 share buyback
Labor cost fell 130bps to 25.7% of sales
6.2% of CMG’s float is short which represent about 3.5 days to cover. There is a potential for a short squeeze tomorrow. CMG traded between 763 and 770 in the afterhours session. If we see a breakout above 770 near the open tomorrow, there might be a run to $800. The previous all-time highs near 760 should act as potential support.