Options Traders Cheer Chipotle Stock's Record High

No fewer than 19 analysts lifted their price targets as well

Deputy Editor
Apr 26, 2023 at 3:03 PM
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Earlier today, Chipotle Mexican Grille Inc (NYSE:CMG) stock soared to a record high of $2,047.31 after the restaurant chain's first-quarter earnings and revenue exceeded analyst expectations. CMG is currently up 14% to trade at $2,028.77, after no fewer than 19 analysts hiked their price targets. Since the start of the year, the equity is up 46.3%. 

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Unsurprisingly, CMG is seeing an influx of options activity, with 34,000 calls and 29,000 puts exchanged so far, volume that's already 7.2 times the average daily amount. The weekly 5/5 2,100- and 2,030-strike calls seeing the most activity. 

Calls were popular leading up to the earnings event, per CMG's 10-day call/put volume ratio of 1.24 at the International Securities Exchange (ISE), Cboe Options Exchange (CBOE), and NASDAQ OMX PHLX (PHLX), which ranks higher than 94% of readings from the past year. 



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