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Has Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) Outpaced Other Retail-Wholesale Stocks This Year?

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Investors focused on the Retail-Wholesale space have likely heard of Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG - Free Report) , but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? One simple way to answer this question is to take a look at the year-to-date performance of CMG and the rest of the Retail-Wholesale group's stocks.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is a member of the Retail-Wholesale sector. This group includes 218 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of #9. The Zacks Sector Rank includes 16 different groups and is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors.

The Zacks Rank is a proven model that highlights a variety of stocks with the right characteristics to outperform the market over the next one to three months. The system emphasizes earnings estimate revisions and favors companies with improving earnings outlooks. CMG is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Within the past quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for CMG's full-year earnings has moved 2.48% higher. This signals that analyst sentiment is improving and the stock's earnings outlook is more positive.

Based on the most recent data, CMG has returned 64.50% so far this year. Meanwhile, the Retail-Wholesale sector has returned an average of 15.86% on a year-to-date basis. As we can see, Chipotle Mexican Grill is performing better than its sector in the calendar year.

To break things down more, CMG belongs to the Retail - Restaurants industry, a group that includes 44 individual companies and currently sits at #150 in the Zacks Industry Rank. This group has gained an average of 14.09% so far this year, so CMG is performing better in this area.

CMG will likely be looking to continue its solid performance, so investors interested in Retail-Wholesale stocks should continue to pay close attention to the company.



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