April 26 was a great day to be aChipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.(NYSE:CMG) shareholder. Following the release of the company’s first-quarter earnings after market close the day before, Chipotle’s stock price surged an incredible 24%, capping a remarkable 69% run since Brian Niccol was named CEO on February 13.
Did the company deliver? In short, yes and no. Sales were up 7.4%, same-store sales (also called comps) increased 2.2%, and earnings per share jumped 33%. But even as profits and sales improved, Chipotle continues to struggle to bring back customers: Comps growth was entirely due to a 4.9% average price increase, and fewer customers ate at Chipotle than in the year-ago quarter.
But Niccol aims to change that, and it looks like Mr. Market is buying into Niccol’s vision and expectations that he will deliver the kind of growth results he did as CEO ofYUM Brands’ Taco Bell unit. Let’s take a closer look at Chipotle’s quarterly results, as well as what Niccol had to say about his plans to continue turning the company around.
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vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) shares surged 115 percent to $2.56.
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Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) gained 6.5 percent to $3.59 after dropping 4.53 percent on Tuesday.
Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALA) rose 6.3 percent to $6.75 after the company disclosed that the FDA has granted Fast Track designation to CB-839 in combination with cabozantinib for treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.
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