How to buy Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Chipotle Mexican Grill shares.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc
NYSE: CMG - USD
RESTAURANTS
$1,909.02
- $8.86 ( - 0.46%)

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG) is a leading restaurants business based in the US. It opened the day at $1926.36 after a previous close of $1909.7. During the day the price has varied from a low of $1899.6899 to a high of $1926.6801. The latest price was $1901.03 (25 minute delay). Chipotle Mexican Grill is listed on the NYSE and employs 102,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Chipotle Mexican Grill

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: CMG in this case.
  5. Research Chipotle Mexican Grill shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Chipotle Mexican Grill shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Chipotle Mexican Grill's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Chipotle Mexican Grill's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $1909.02, which is 51.80% up on its pre-crash value of $920.14 and 360.00% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $415.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Chipotle Mexican Grill shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $677.02 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $2,195.37.

Chipotle Mexican Grill share price (NYSE:CMG)

Use our graph to track the performance of CMG stocks over time.

Chipotle Mexican Grill shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-10.
Open$1926.36
High$1926.6801
Low$1899.6899
Close$1901.03
Previous close$1909.7
Change$-8.67
Change %-0.454%
Volume206,735
Information last updated 2021-09-17.
52-week range$1172.29 - $1940.99
50-day moving average$1890.6403
200-day moving average$1574.0824
Wall St. target price$1871.82
PE ratio92.8918
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$20.551
Promoted
eToro Free Stocks

Invest in Chipotle Mexican Grill shares with 0% commission

Other fees apply. Your capital is at risk.

  • Unlimited trades, with no dealing charges or management fees
  • Pay no stamp duty on UK shares (saving 0.5%)
  • Create an account today in a few minutes
Capital at risk

Fees for buying 3x Chipotle Mexican Grill shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Freetrade logo £0 No minimum £18.73
£4,180.27 total
Capital at risk
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £20.81
£4,182.35 total
Capital at risk
Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £4.60
£4,166.14 total
Capital at risk
Stake logo £0 £50 £20.82
£4,182.36 total
Capital at risk
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £53.57
£4,215.12 total
Capital at risk
interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £70.42
£4,231.97 total
Capital at risk
Fineco logo £0 No minimum £41.62
£4,203.16 total
Capital at risk
Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £61.53
£4,223.07 total
Capital at risk

Full comparison of share dealing platforms

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Chipotle Mexican Grill price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $1901.03

1 week (2021-09-13) 1.81%
1 month (2021-08-20) 0.50%
3 months (2021-06-18) 35.82%
6 months (2021-03-19) 33.76%
1 year (2020-09-18) 56.40%
2 years (2019-09-20) 127.76%
3 years (2018-09-20) 295.97%
5 years (2016-09-20) 374.76%

Is Chipotle Mexican Grill under- or over-valued?

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

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 93x. In other words, Chipotle Mexican Grill shares trade at around 93x 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.

However, Chipotle Mexican Grill's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the restaurants industry or those of similar companies.

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 1.6344. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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.

However, it's sensible to consider Chipotle Mexican Grill's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

EBITDA

Chipotle Mexican Grill's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $956.3 million (£0.0 million).

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

Financials

Revenue TTM $6.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.39%
Gross profit TTM $2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.6%
Return on equity TTM 30.23%
Profit margin 8.57%
Book value $77.378
Market capitalisation $53.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Chipotle Mexican Grill shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "CMG.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 780,400 Chipotle Mexican Grill shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 3.2% down from 806,451 last month.

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

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 171140.35087719). Chipotle Mexican Grill's SIR currently stands at 4.56. In other words for every 100,000 Chipotle Mexican Grill shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4560 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Chipotle Mexican Grill's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

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 0.0282% 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.

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.

Total ESG risk score

Chipotle Mexican Grill's 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 01/01/2019) 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.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Chipotle Mexican Grill's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

Chipotle Mexican Grill's 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.

Social score

Chipotle Mexican Grill's 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.

Governance score

Chipotle Mexican Grill's 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.

Controversy score

Chipotle Mexican Grill's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

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. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

You may also wish to consider:

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Chipotle Mexican Grill's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1172.29 up to $1940.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CMG.US volatility(beta: 1.36)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 1.357. 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).

To put Chipotle Mexican Grill's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

Win £500 to get your trading started

Subscribe to trending stock alerts for a chance to win

By submitting, you agree to the Finder Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use

Frequently asked questions

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked
Finder.com provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on finder.com are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site