Baird analysts updated the firm’s research coverage of restaurant stocks, noting an appealing short-term trading opportunity due to potential positive catalysts in the coming months.
In particular, they highlighted Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) as a new Bullish Fresh Pick at Baird. The analysts anticipate that signs of strong same-store traffic growth and further price increases will likely lead to upward adjustments in EPS estimates. These developments are expected to improve the company’s valuation metrics as the year draws to a close.
The analysts also emphasized the current drop in the stock price, suggesting that it presents a compelling opportunity to invest in the company ahead of several potential positive developments that could occur by the end of 2023.